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Marigolds, memories and pan dulce

Marigolds, memories and pan dulce
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While many have merged Halloween and Day of Dead into a mega, end-of-October shopping, partying and-drinking extravaganza, Día de los Muertos or  Day of the Day is traditionally celebrated in Mexico on Nov. 1 (All Saints Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls Day).   Today, Elysian Heights Elementary held a post-pumpkin, Day of the Dead celebration complete […]

Storefront Report: Silver Lake record label looking for a roommate

Storefront Report: Silver Lake record label looking for a roommate

When the owners of Dangerbird Records took over a former Silver Lake furniture store, they hired  local architect Barbara Bestor to remake the Sunset Boulevard building into a free-flowing compound that suited the up-and-coming indie music company. But times have been tough in the music business since Dangerbird, which is home to such acts as […]

East L.A. artist brings “Freeway Kids” out of hibernation*

East L.A. artist brings “Freeway Kids” out of hibernation*

Photo by Gil Ortiz Raul Gonzales working on Freeway Kid/Gil Ortiz Motorists driving on the 101 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles have been watching since late September as the boys and girls featured in L.A. Freeway Kids, a 1984 mural by Glenna Boltuch Avila,  have emerged from underneath layers of gray paint.   Artist and […]

News & Notes From Echo Park, Eagle Rock & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Echo Park, Eagle Rock & Silver Lake

City Council takes up four proposed tax hikes to avoid layoffs and cuts to services. L.A. Times Court date set for suspect in Echo Park killing and police chase. Patch Brush fire breaks out next to 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock. Patch Silver Lake sixth graders take second place in statewide solar video contest. KCET […]

Silver Lake nightclub loses dance and live music permits

Silver Lake nightclub loses dance and live music permits

Photo by milesgehem/flickr The holidays are going to be relatively quiet at Los Globos, one of Silver Lake’s largest nightclubs,  after police cancelled its dance and live music permits.  The Sunset Boulevard music and dance venue, which has drawn large crowds after it was taken over by night club owner Steve Edelson last year, will […]

News & Notes From Atwater, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Atwater, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

Totally Awesome Fabric Softener Display, Boyle Heights | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Silver Lake residents takes steps to preserve former Red Car trolley route as open space.  L.A. Times & Previously on The Eastsider Atwater Village trick-or-treaters gets a jump start on Halloween. Franklin Avenue Driver critically injured in 110 freeway crash.  Patch How to […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

Reservoir & Chain Link View, Silver Lake | Photo by Kenneth A. Wilson/Flickr Judge denies bail to Highland Park gang member described by police as a “major shot caller.”  Patch The billboard company behind Councilman Reyes’ motion to protect digital billboard business. L.A. Times Boyle Heights high school locked down after suspected car thief runs […]

A yurt of your own now renting in Silver Lake

A yurt of your own now renting in Silver Lake

Photos from craigslist.org For those who can’t afford to live in a million-dollar mid century home in Silver Lake, there is this yurt-like option now renting for $1,500 a month.   Real estate agent Brock Harris  came across the Craigslist ad for a “500 Sq feet circular tent type structure in LA’s urban jungle.”  The rent […]

Artists and school reach agreement to preserve East L.A. mural

Artists and school reach agreement to preserve East L.A. mural

Concept for Plaza La Primera/Johnny D. Gonzalez A group of artists and officials with a charter school have reached an agreement to preserve the tiled murals above the former First Street Store in East Los Angeles.  Plans to build a new middle and high school on the site of the now vacant store had raised […]

Lights out in Silver Lake

Lights out in Silver Lake

About 1,600 homes and businesses in Silver Lake lost power tonight and it might take up to 10 hours to have service restored, according to the  Department of Water Power. One  resident who was driving through the area said it appeared that the blackout was centered near Rowena and Hyperion avenues.   High winds started […]