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There’s A New Vons A-comin’: Reps outline plans for Eagle Rock store and shopping center

There’s A New Vons A-comin’: Reps outline plans for Eagle Rock store and shopping center

New wing of shops will extend from the north side of Vons/PDCenters Expanded parking lots, more shops, additional landscaping with trees, outdoor plazas and an enhanced “premium” store were just some of new changes that representatives from Property Development Centers (PDC) presented to Eagle Rock residents about what they can expect from their Vons store [...]

Glassellland sign makes a comeback

Glassellland sign makes a comeback

Glassellland (with three “Ls”) now located above Kinney Street. Photo by Christian Nahas The mysterious Glassellland sign, which popped up on a Glassell Park hillside near Forest Lawn last month before being removed a few days later,  is back and now looms over a different part of the neighborhood. Christian Nahas said he first noticed [...]

Elysian Valley event explores a river of ideas and opportunities

Elysian Valley event explores a river of ideas and opportunities

L.A. River/Photo by Nathan Solis Seeking comments from cyclists/Photo by Nathan Solis What would Los Angeles look like with a bustling community along its river? Probably something like Saturday’s event at Marsh Park in Elysian Valley organized by the Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative. The event – part family fair, part live mapping project – [...]

Echo Park welcomes The Rolling Stones

Echo Park welcomes The Rolling Stones

Photo by Martin Cox Tonight’s unexpected Rolling Stone show at the Echoplex in Echo Park stunned many fans and triggered a flood of photos, Tweets and Facebook comments. Who knew a band that has been performing for 50 years could still cause a commotion? Click on the line below for a sample of impressions and [...]

Classical Silver Lake

Classical Silver Lake

Photo by Jeanne Wyshak The Silver Lake Library was a busy place today, with a used book sale and an afternoon flute concert by the Sterling Flute Choir.   Jeanne Wyshak took the photo above and enjoyed the music. The “Sterling Flute ensemble bills themselves as ‘amateurs’, but  they are very good musicians,” she said. Read [...]

New Echo Park Lake is still home to old landmarks

New Echo Park Lake is still home to old landmarks

Fountains being tested at Echo Park Lake. With Echo Park Lake scheduled to reopen next month after being closed for nearly two years, some familiar sights and landmarks have emerged beyond the green construction fencing that circles the park. Today, for example, the fountains in the middle of the lake once again soared into the [...]

Montecito Heights area cockfighting ring shut down

Montecito Heights area cockfighting ring shut down

Police have broken up a cockfighting ring that bused in spectators to a property on the border of El Sereno and Montecito Heights to watch  the bloodsport in a  fighting ring  camouflaged with shrubbery and tarps.   The City Attorney’s office announced earlier this month  that it planned to charge about 20 people, including property owner [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock And Echo Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock And Echo Park

Resident and firefighter injured during Echo Park house fire. Patch New solar array cuts Occidental College power use by 23% in first month. Occidental Weekly Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council looking for a new logo. Facebook Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

New palm trees and irrigation system in the works for Elysian Park

New palm trees and irrigation system in the works for Elysian Park

Palms have become infected with deadly Fusarium wilt fungus Plans  to replace  Elysian Park’s ailing Avenue of the Palms and an equally troubled irrigation system are scheduled to be discussed at a community meeting tonight.  The stately rows of Canary Island Date Palms near Stadium Way and Scott Avenue have become infected with a deadly [...]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock And Highland Park

News & Notes From Eagle Rock And Highland Park

101, Echo Park | Photo by zyzzyballuba/Eastsider Flickr Pool Jury acquits two LAPD officers accused of perjury  in connection with Highland Park DUI arrest. Daily News Occidental College students hold sleep over to raise awareness of sexual assaults. Patch Got photos to share?  Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla. [...]