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9/11 flyovers attract attention and concern

9/11 flyovers attract attention and concern

Six helicopters swoop across the early evening sky during 9/11 tribute flyover/Matt Hartman The drone of helicopters filled the skies over Elysian Valley tonight as the choppers, photographed above by Matt Hartman, from the city police and fire department as well as the L.A. County Sheriff headed for Dodger Stadium as part of a 9/11 [...]

Silver Lake drivers discover new way to bypass traffic – the Rowena bike lane

Silver Lake drivers discover new way to bypass traffic – the Rowena bike lane

The city earlier this year put a section of Rowena Avenue between Hyperion Avenue and Glendale Boulevard on a “road diet,” restriping the Silver Lake street to remove a lane of traffic in each direction and make room for bikes. But that has not stopped some drivers from using the bike lanes to get around [...]

New snails and seedlings cropping up at Echo Park Lake

New snails and seedlings cropping up at Echo Park Lake

Apple Snail at Echo Park Lake/Darrell Kunitomi A Sunday visit to Echo Park Lake turned up signs of new life.  Long-time park visitor Darrell Kunitomi snapped some photos of  those new Apple Snails that began appearing in the water a few weeks ago.  Meanwhile, on dry land, the newly reseeded sections of lawns have begun [...]

Lost in Echo Park: Cat who escaped after cancer operation

Lost in Echo Park: Cat who escaped after cancer operation

Submitted by JP Horstmann Paolo is a five year old dark grey cat who ran off just after having a cancer operation. He climbed out of an air conditioner opening with a cone on. He need medicine and to go back to the vet. He was last seen Friday evening on Echo Park Avenue near [...]

Found in Echo Park: Friendly white Terrier mix

Found in Echo Park: Friendly white Terrier mix

Submitted by Elizabeth C. I found a white terrier mix yesterday morning around 11am on Elysian Park Ave. I’m not sure if the dog is male or female. Its fur was dirty and matted, but it seemed in good spirits and very friendly, as I was able to approach it. It had on a green [...]

Weekend Gallery

Weekend Gallery

Trunk & Fungus , Elysian Valley | Martha Benedict Sunset Over Silver Ridge, Silver Lake | Diane Edwardson/Corralitas Red Car Property Bungalow Stairs,, Echo Park | Basic L.A./Eastsider Photo Pool Sunrise Over Eagle Rock | Red Metal Ticket, Eastsider Flickr Pool Lamar Street, Lincoln Heights | Lori Newman/Eastsider Photo Pool The Eastsider thanks the many [...]

If you don’t have AC, maybe the power of prayer will keep you cool

If you don’t have AC, maybe the power of prayer will keep you cool

Is heaven air conditioned? Photo by Matt Hartman After a long week of heat and  humidity,  the Occidental United Presbyterian Church on Eagle Rock Boulevard offered up this plea for weather relief. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Someone stole your catalytic converter?

Someone stole your catalytic converter?

Photo courtesy LAPD You got company.  Thieves have stolen at least six catalytic converters from trucks and cars in the last two weeks in the southern section of Echo Park and other parts of the Rampart Division, said Detective Carlos Silva. The Rampart Division has issued a Community Alert to raise awareness of the thefts and [...]

Gang injunction foes fail to win support of Silver Lake Neighborhood Council

Gang injunction foes fail to win support of Silver Lake Neighborhood Council

Gang injunction opponents voice their displeasure after the Silver Lake council vote Tonight’s Silver Lake Neighborhood Council meeting ended amid chaos and shouting after a highly divided council deadlocked on whether to withhold support for a proposed gang injunction that would cover parts of Silver Lake and Echo Park. The meeting was cut short after [...]

On The Agenda: Silver Lake council to hear update on reservoir project and discuss injunction, again

On The Agenda: Silver Lake council to hear update on reservoir project and discuss injunction, again

By Tony Cella The  Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is scheduled to discuss tonight its stance on the proposed Echo Park area  gang injunction,  which would include portions of Silver Lake, and hear an update about the Silver Lake Reservoir project from the Department of Water and Power. Other agenda items before the neighborhood council’s Governing [...]