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Does “Figueroa Plaza” sound like Highland Park to you?

Does “Figueroa Plaza” sound like Highland Park to you?
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The newly expanded Vons shopping center at Figueroa Street and La Loma Road in Eagle Rock is nearing completion, with a roster of  tenants that includes The Habit (grilled onions, please), Wells Fargo, T-Mobile and Supercuts, according to information posted inside the supermarket.  While some residents might take issue with the preponderance of chain stores, others […]

New Lincoln Heights park is ready but public remains fenced out

New Lincoln Heights park is ready but public remains fenced out

Temporary fencing closes off Ed. P. Reyes River Greenway Water cascades down into a rock-lined pool.  Newly planted trees and flowering shrubs sway in the breeze.  Burgundy colored benches  await visitors while pathways and bridges beckon to those who want to take a short stroll.   After more than a year of construction, the new […]

Lost in Silver Lake: Little black cat

Lost in Silver Lake: Little black cat

Our little, all black cat whose name is martini has been missing for 3 days. He’s pretty friendly but slippery to catch. He likes to meow when he’s indoors. He loves following other cats!! He usually wears a purple collar. He was last seen wearing it. He went missing from micheltorena st, mid block just […]

Street Gallery: Sunset Junction features WikiLeaks founder

Street Gallery: Sunset Junction features WikiLeaks founder

Photo by Jesse Saucedo A mural at Sanborn Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in Silver Lake features what appear to be the face of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.   Looks like the work by the muralist  Mear One went up a few days ago, according to photographer Jesse Saucedo. Who are those two other guys behind […]

How much would you pay to get the Glassellland sign back?

How much would you pay to get the Glassellland sign back?

The second incarnation of Glassellland before it was removed in November. Apparently you can’t keep a good sign down. The artist behind Glassellland – the large sign that was erected and removed twice last year from different hillsides in Glassell Park – has started a fundraiser to install the sign in a permanent location.  Justin, […]

For Rent: Lux Two Story Remodel W/ HUGE Bonus Sunroom | Outdoor Space & Views!| Fab Location!

For Rent: Lux Two Story Remodel W/ HUGE Bonus Sunroom | Outdoor Space & Views!| Fab Location!

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 1523 Murray Dr  |  $3,298/month  | Property Website From The Rental Girl: Surprisingly spacious dream pad! It was completely remodeled from head to toe. Enter a sun-kissed living room with beautiful real wood floors, faux fire place and huge windows. The Chef’s kitchen is all new and offers what cooks […]

Will Silver Lake secede from the Eastside?

Will Silver Lake secede from the Eastside?

The debate over what is and is not ‘ the Eastside has landed on the agenda of tonight’s Silver Lake Neighborhood Council meeting.  The council’s Governing Board is scheduled to take up a motion that would change its standing rules to state “that Silver Lake is not located in the ‘East Side’ of Los Angeles.” What’s […]

Silver Lake burglar busts through apartment wall

Silver Lake burglar busts through apartment wall

Police always advise to keep your doors and windows locked to help keep criminals out.  But how do you keep them from breaking through the wall?  That’s what happened last week when a Silver Lake resident in the 3700 block of Sunset Boulevard returned to his apartment after work to find a hole measuring four-feet […]

Silver Lake drivers get hit with $50 driveway tickets

Silver Lake drivers get hit with $50 driveway tickets

Driveway apron parking The owners of numerous vehicles parked in driveway aprons – the sloping part of the driveway between the street and sidewalk – along Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake were hit with parking tickets on Saturday morning. “Everyone on Hyperion between Sunset and Hoover got apron parking tickets yesterday morning for $50 each,” […]

Viewpoints: What is next in Frogtown’s future?

Viewpoints: What is next in Frogtown’s future?

Photo by Julia Meltzer By Julia Meltzer Almost 12 years ago my partner and I purchased an industrial building in a neighborhood known to locals as Frogtown but officially named Elysian Valley. A narrow strip of land between the 5 Freeway and the L.A. River, Frogtown contains  both industrial and residential properties. We chose to […]