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Scenes and Sightings from Solano Canyon

Scenes and Sightings from Solano Canyon
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A selection of recent Instagram photos from Solano Canyon. Short easy run taking in the views. Happy Sunday. A photo posted by Ricky S. (@rickysantos1) on Aug 21, 2016 at 11:13am PDT Exploring and getting in some miles.. #elysianpark #solanocanyon #radiohillgardens #dtla #runla A photo posted by Christopher E. van Leeuwen (@vanleeuc) on Aug 21, […]

Boyle Heights struggles with increased violence; will removing Los Feliz crosswalks keep the homeless away?

Boyle Heights struggles with increased violence; will removing Los Feliz crosswalks keep the homeless away?

Dodger Stadium | Sandy Driscoll The LAPD and Boyle Heights residents are struggling  with an increase in violent crime as well as officer-involved shootings. Violent crime is up 57% since 2014. Meanwhile, there have been more officer involved shootings in Boyle Heights this year than in any other neighborhoods. L.A. Now A plan to reduce […]

Shopper & Diner: Frogtown & Silver Lake spots make Gayot’s Best 25 restaurant list; WiFi and coffee

Shopper & Diner: Frogtown & Silver Lake spots make Gayot’s Best 25 restaurant list;  WiFi and coffee

By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Sawyer and by CLOE  in Silver Lake and Salazar in Frogtown made Gayot’s list of the “Best 25 Restaurants in Los Angeles to Eat Right Now.” Sawyer serves up small plates and seafood; by CLOE in 365 by Whole Foods features vegan fare, and Salazar’s “stellar tacos” have taken the taco world […]

On the Market: Atwater Village 4-bedroom; Eagle Rock Spanish; Mt. Washington traditional

On the Market: Atwater Village 4-bedroom; Eagle Rock Spanish; Mt. Washington traditional

BY BARRY LANK Nearly four dozen single-family homes, condos and other properties went up for sale on the Eastside during the last week. Here’s a sample of what’s new on the market: Atwater Village: 4-bedroom split-level – less than 10 years old. Privately gated. $1,248,000. Eagle Rock: 3-bedroom Spanish on a 3/4-acre lot. $849,000. Mt. […]

Hollywood talent agency to open Boyle Heights art space; family sets up funeral fundraiser for Cypress Park hit-and-run victim

Hollywood talent agency to open Boyle Heights art space; family sets up funeral fundraiser for Cypress Park hit-and-run victim

Atwater Village | Luis Lopez Beverly Hill-based United Talent Agency is opening a 4,000-square-foot art venue in Boyle Heights next month. U.T.A. Art Space, which will host exhibitions, film screenings and performances, will open on Anderson Street as anti-gentrification activists have been trying to force out existing galleries from the neighborhood. Art News The family […]

Eastern Lights Festival to spotlight El Sereno music and arts

Eastern Lights Festival to spotlight El Sereno music and arts

Festival will be held in the courtyard of Holy Grounds Coffee EL SERENO —  The first-ever Eastern Lights Festival will start small: three bands, an art show and some craft vendors gathered at a coffee house. But organizers said they hope this Friday’s festival will turn into an annual celebration of the neighborhood’s music and […]

Police activity in Echo Park

Police activity in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — Police have blocked off Temple Street east of Edgeware Road as they investigate a possible shooting or stabbing, according to preliminary information from the LAPD. Officer Nadia Aguirre at the LAPD Rampart Division said two victims were reported in the area near Temple and Bixel streets. Two suspects were seen heading eastbound […]

Glassell Park weighs in as Fletcher Drive is put on a road diet

Glassell Park weighs in as Fletcher Drive is put on a road diet

GLASSELL PARK — Supporters and opponents of “road diets” are making their voices heard after work began on reducing the number of traffic lanes on Fletcher Drive in an effort to improve safety, according to NBC 4. The road diet will cut the number of traffic lanes for motor vehicles from four to two (one […]

Is that a little black dog in Echo Park Lake? Rescuers on the way [updated]

Is that a little black dog in Echo Park Lake? Rescuers on the way [updated]

ECHO PARK — Yes, it is.  Somehow a small black dog, possibly a Chihuahua,  made his/her way to a patch of grassy wetland in the northeast corner of the lake.  A worker from L.A. Animal Services was called this morning and waited, with a net, until the department’s Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team was deployed. […]

Is that a little black dog in Echo Park Lake? Rescuers on the way [updated]

Is that a little black dog in Echo Park Lake? Rescuers on the way [updated]

ECHO PARK — Yes, it is.  Somehow a small black dog, possibly a Chihuahua,  made his/her way to a patch of grassy wetland in the northeast corner of the lake.  A worker from L.A. Animal Services was called this morning and waited, with a net, until the department’s Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team was deployed. […]