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Body found in L.A. River; Metro ridership drops; prison for tossing pit bull off cliff

Body found in L.A. River; Metro ridership drops; prison for tossing pit bull off cliff

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. Water-dropping helicopters took advantage of the recently refilled Silver Lake and Hyperion reservoirs, using a large hose to suck water into the aircraft. The La Tuna fire was raging at that time in the Verdugo […]

Environmental group warns public to stay out of L.A. River as kaykers prepare for boat race

Environmental group warns public to stay out of L.A. River as kaykers prepare for boat race

Kayakers preparing to launch into the river in Elysian Valley | Martha Benedict ELYSIAN VALLEY —  The environmental group Heal the Bay issued a last-minute warning on Friday advising the public to stay out of the L.A. River this weekend after it found “alarmingly high levels of bacterial pollution” in the water earlier this week. […]

Botanica’s review; chef shuffle in Silver Lake; Triniti prepares to open in Echo Park; Eastside’s top tacos

Botanica’s review; chef shuffle in Silver Lake; Triniti prepares to open in Echo Park; Eastside’s top tacos

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Botanica in Silver Lake received nods and misses by restaurant reviewer Besha Rodell of the LA Weekly. Coined as a marketplace, restaurant and magazine (which has yet to materialize), one of Botanica’s stand out dishes include the kofte kebabs with their Japanese sweet potato dressed in pert salsa verde. What were the […]

Does gentrification explain why fewer people are riding the No. 2 bus down Sunset?

Does gentrification explain why fewer people are riding the No. 2 bus down Sunset?

The No. 2 bus is one of several Metro lines on Sunset Boulevard that pass through Echo Park and Silver Lake, taking riders as far east as Downtown and as far west as the Pacific Ocean.  In recent years, however, ridership on the No. 2 line and across the Metro bus system has declined.  But […]

Does gentrification explain why fewer people are riding the No. 2 bus down Sunset?

Does gentrification explain why fewer people are riding the No. 2 bus down Sunset?

The No. 2 bus is one of several Metro lines on Sunset Boulevard that pass through Echo Park and Silver Lake, taking riders as far east as Downtown and as far west as the Pacific Ocean.  In recent years, however, ridership on the No. 2 line and across the Metro bus system has declined.  But […]

Bring on the Shade: Glassell Park Transit Pavilion gets ready for its debut

Bring on the Shade: Glassell Park Transit Pavilion gets ready for its debut

Shady shelter awaits bus riders GLASSELL PARK — A dozen years in the making, the Glassell Park Transit Pavilion, a large bus stop and waiting area shaded by a trio of  canopies, is scheduled to be dedicated this weekend. The shaded shelter, complete with benches and landscaping,  was still fenced off during last week’s record-breaking […]

Body found in L.A. River channel

Body found in L.A. River channel

The L.A. Fire Department said it is assisting the LAPD and the county coroner in connection with the discovery of a dead person in the Los Angeles River Channel. The person was found near the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, the LAFD said on Twitter shortly after 1 pm. No further information is available. Got a news tip […]

Water-dropping helicopters stop by Silver Lake for a drink

Water-dropping helicopters stop by  Silver Lake for a drink

Photo by John Balcom SILVER LAKE — Water-dropping helicopters are taking advantage of the recently refilled Silver Lake and Hyperion reservoirs this afternoon, using a large hose to suck water into the aircraft. We’re assuming the firefighting aircraft are being deployed to fight the La Tuna fire in the Verdugo Mountains. “This Erickson Air-Crane helicopter has […]

Atwater recycling fire; Lincoln Heights dad speaks out after ICE detention; actress sells Echo Park house for $950k

Atwater recycling fire; Lincoln Heights dad speaks out after ICE detention; actress sells Echo Park house for $950k

Eastside Scene: Sunset along the L.A. River, Glassell Park | Jesse Carmichael News & Notes From Across The Eastside A fire that broke out Friday night in the outdoor section of an Atwater Village recycling facility was quickly extinguished without any structures being damaged. LAFD KPCC interviewed Romulo Avelica Gonzalez, the Lincoln Heights father who […]

Beat the heat with these cool Eastside eats and drinks

Beat the heat with these cool Eastside eats and drinks

Photo by Kelly Erickson By KELLY ERICKSON Forget cooking at home. With the heat wave bringing temps near triple digits in Los Angeles, there is no chance that our sweltering home kitchen is getting much use. Luckily there are some Eastside area restaurants and bars  that serve up some hot weather dishes and drinks to […]