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Soccer and birthday parties take over Silver Lake Meadow

Soccer and birthday parties take over Silver Lake Meadow

Silver Lake Meadow turned soccer field./ Photo by Concerned Meadow-Goer A visitor to the Silver Lake Meadow  today found the grassy field next to the Silver Lake reservoirs feeling a bit cramped  as several families had  claimed a large part of the open space for a combination of birthday parties and soccer matches.  The man, [...]

Echo Park dogs will have to wait for their own park

Echo Park dogs will have to wait for their own park

Fake dog park sign Echo Park. Photo by C. Schreiner Many would say all of Echo Park is a dog park. But a large, green-and-white “Coming Soon” banner that appeared this morning  on Echo Park Avenue  heralded the  development of the vacant lot next to the  Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles into the “Echo Park [...]

Anyone see a naked man around here?

Anyone see a naked man around here?

That was the question being asked last night by police officers on Laguna Avenue in Echo Park, according to one resident. The details: Got home from work about 8:30. My neighbor said he went outside to his car, and the police asked him is he’s seen a naked man run by. No. Then speeding police [...]

Found: Slim Silver Lake kitty needs a home

Found: Slim Silver Lake kitty needs a home

Submitted by Coronado St. Kitten Society This beautiful and affectionate orange kitty boy is currently being fostered by the Coronado St. Kitten Society and he needs a home and good food! He has been cleaned of fleas and wormed and given antibiotics and is doing well. Now he needs a home! please contact us to arrange [...]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock And Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Eagle Rock And Mt. Washington

Pedestrian Bridge, Lincoln Heights | Photo by Ryan Schude/Instagram The bitter battle to become councilman of the 13th District. Eagle Rock developer to discuss Mt. Royal Drive  housing project. What to do about a troublesome Mt. Washington bench. Lost: Albino Maltese in Silver Lake named Falkor. Today’s News & Notes links gathered from L.A. Times, [...]

Another Starbucks maybe brewing on York Boulevard

Another Starbucks maybe brewing on York Boulevard

Photo by C.J. Salgado If you can’t go very far without stopping for a Starbucks fix then you will like what a Highland Park property owner has in mind for a York Boulevard burger stand. The owner of the Classic Burger property on the eastern edge of York Boulevard near Figueroa Street is scheduled to [...]

Lost: Mild-mannered Silver Lake chicken named Dori

Lost: Mild-mannered Silver Lake chicken named Dori

Dori (far left) and feathered friends Submitted by T. Collins She escaped last night from Elevado near Westerly Terrace. We are very sad and would love it if the Eastsider community could be informed about it. The owner is out posting flyers around Silver Lake. She is a very mild mannered chicken named Dori and [...]

Lost: An Echo Park cat named Pierre

Lost: An Echo Park cat named Pierre

Submitted by Laura A. Pierre went missing in Echo Park on May 5, 2013. He was last seen near Laguna Ave. & Echo Park Ave. Pierre is a large white cat with gray markings on his ears and behind his front right leg. His tail is striped in black and grey. Pierre is seven years [...]

Statue turns its back on Echo Park Lake

Statue turns its back on Echo Park Lake

You would think that Echo Park’s Lady of the Lake statue – a 1930s sculpture formally known as Nuestra Reina de Los Angeles – would face in the direction of the lake.  Nope. Instead the  female figure, with arms raised and palms pointed outward,  looks north away from the newly restored lake, leaving her backside [...]

Underground Art Scene: A new vision for a Cypress Park tunnel

Underground Art Scene: A new vision for a Cypress Park tunnel

Yancey Quinones in freshly painted tunnel entrance/Photo by Nathan Solis Getting excited over tunnel gallery opening Story and Photos by Nathan Solis Yancey Quinones stands in the pedestrian tunnel under North Figueroa Street, his arms stretched out, his voice echoing off the walls. For years the Cypress Park tunnel had been closed to the public, [...]