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Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour? What it could mean for Echo Park businesses and workers

Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour? What it could mean for Echo Park businesses and workers
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By Hayley Fox Echo Park coffee house worker | Lucy Guanua Some civic and big business leaders are talking about raising the minimum wage for all workers across the city, with some proposing hiking the hourly minimum to $15 an hour — nearly double California’s current minimum. If city leaders eventually decide to hike the […]

Sponsored Post: The Contemporary Homes of Park 9 are Now Selling in Highland Park

Sponsored Post: The Contemporary Homes of Park 9 are Now Selling in Highland Park

It’s a new Highland Park neighborhood that can’t escape notice. And once you notice it, you can’t help but react to it. The developer, Williams Homes, has heard all kinds of comments from locals and visitors alike, making Park 9 one of the most talked about new home choices in the area. Park 9, situated […]

A veggie stack that satisfies now serving in Cypress Park

A veggie stack that satisfies now serving in Cypress Park

The veggie sandwich at Antigua Coffee House | Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva Cypress Park’s Antigua Coffee House, with its friendly, familiar vibe, vibrant decor and strong brew, is an easy place to love. Owner Yancey Quiñones treats every customer like he’s known them forever, setting a communal tone for the daily crowd of laptop-pounding […]

Did the LADWP call and threaten to cut off power in 45 minutes? Sounds like a scam

Did the LADWP call and threaten to cut off power in 45 minutes? Sounds like a scam

Photo by Esparta/Flickr The manager of Sunset Beer Co. in Echo Park got a call last week from the L.A. Department of Water and Power to warn him that power would be shut off to the store in 45 minutes if overdue bills were not paid. The manager passed along the caller’s number and extension […]

Eagle Rock gets soaked

Eagle Rock gets soaked

Rain. Lighting. Thunder. Hail. It has rained heavily across the Eastside for most of the afternoon, but it appears that Eagle Rock got hit with more than it’s fair share of wild weather judging by the photos and tweets spreading across social media. Here’s a sample: [View the story “A stormy Saturday ” on Storify] […]

Shopper & Diner: New healthy eatery plants itself in Los Feliz; Filipinotown bakery whipping up tastes of home; Eagle Rock cafe finds new owner; & Echo Park’s wallet-busting pizza

Shopper & Diner: New healthy eatery plants itself in Los Feliz; Filipinotown bakery whipping up tastes of home; Eagle Rock cafe finds new owner; & Echo Park’s wallet-busting pizza

Coming Soon: Clover | Marni Epstein By Marni Epstein In the former home of Skylight Books’ Art Annex (which moved over one storefront),  Clover Cafe plans to sprout up this summer with healthy food options, reports Eater LA. The bustling Vermont Avenue strip in Los Feliz, which is already home to mainstays like Figaro Bistro […]

Former Glassell Park Kmart preparing for its debut as a Goodwill resource and retail center

Former Glassell Park Kmart preparing for its debut as a Goodwill resource and retail center

Former Glassell Park Kmart being remade into a Goodwill Community Enrichment Center | Goodwill Southern California Building pictured in July 2013 The former Kmart store in Glassell Park has seen a lot of change since Goodwill Southern California announced last year that it was going to transform the long-vacant building  into a combination job training, community […]

Are Silver Lake hummingbirds on storm watch?

Are Silver Lake hummingbirds on storm watch?

Photo by Sandy Driscoll Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake says it’s been a busy morning at her hummingbird feeder. “I’ve had a nonstop stream of hummingbirds at my feeder all morning … seems they know rain is coming!” Hummingbirds seem to do fine in rain, according to a check on some bird websites. But there […]

Echo Park car fires continue with fourth blaze

Echo Park car fires continue with fourth blaze

Burned car parked off Academy Road in Elysian Park | Echo Park resident An arson investigator has been assigned to look into a series of recent car and rubbish fires in Echo Park, with the burned wreckage of a fourth vehicle reported this morning. Police were seen  inspecting what appeared to be a Toyota Tercel […]

Storefront Report: 199-seat restaurant seeks to satisfy Eagle Rock’s chicken wing cravings

Storefront Report: 199-seat restaurant seeks to satisfy Eagle Rock’s chicken wing cravings

By Brenda Rees A presentation on several new Eagle Rock restaurants included news on what may end up being one of Eagle Rock’s largest eateries, a 199-seat restaurant called Rockin’ Wings.  At the recent meeting of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee,  Rockin’ Wings Owner Jeffery Miller outlined his dream of a family […]