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News & Notes From Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park and Elysian Valley

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, East L.A., Echo Park and Elysian Valley

Shrine at The Color House, Elysian Heights | Sirene B/Eastsider Photo Pool Man dies in East L.A. shoot out with deputies. City Council backs support for increased penalties and monitoring of  hit-and-run collisions. Police talk man out of jumping off the 2 & 134 freeway interchange. Entry forms for the Echo Park Community Parade are [...]

Sewage spill blocks 110 Freeway in Highland Park

Sewage spill blocks 110 Freeway in Highland Park

Two lanes of the northbound 110 Freeway – the Arroyo Seco Parkway – have been closed at York Boulevard in Highland Park to clean up a sewage spill, according to the California Highway Patrol.  More details below: 11:55 AM SIGALERT UPDATE: NB SR-110 AT YORK BLVD THE #2,3 LANES REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 1330 HOURS TO [...]

91 Boyle Heights street trees on the chopping block

91 Boyle Heights street trees on the chopping block

Post by All Roads Lead to Boyle Heights. City tree cutting crews were busy in Boyle Heights this weekend, sawing  and hacking down street trees along the 1800 block of East First Street near Mariachi Plaza. It’s part of a project that will remove 91 trees along First Street and improve cracked and broken sidewalks, [...]

A Comment On the Comments

A Comment On the Comments

The Eastsider will be testing out Disqus for the submission and presentation of reader comments. You can comment as a guest to avoid having to register but you will not be able to take advantage of several features, including the ability to be notified when someone responds to your comment. You will still be able [...]

Lost in Echo Park: Black-and-white dog named Gracie

Lost in Echo Park: Black-and-white dog named Gracie

Submitted by Weston Deboer Gracie is a black and white mix. She is of medium build and was lost this morning on Laveta Terrace when the gate was left open by accident. She is extremely nice and her sister misses her very much. Contact (818) 371-9711. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

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 [...]