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Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Fire: Firefighters quickly put out a blaze Friday night in an apartment over a garage in the 300 block of Newland Street in Highland Park. There were no reports of injuries. LAFD Cal State LA: What were Emmy-award winning actress Felicity Huffman and her husband and actor/screenwriter William H. Macy, Jr. doing at Cal State […]

A hot toddy with horchata vodka? These 7 Eastside drinks will put you in the holiday spirit

A hot toddy with horchata vodka? These 7 Eastside drinks will put you in the holiday spirit

Courtesy The York By LUCY GUANUNA Seasonal ingredients are making their way into chilled glasses or warm mugs near you thanks to Eastside mixologists who are crafting holiday cocktails with flavors like cinnamon, peppermint and butterscotch. The Greyhound, for example, has elevated the traditional eggnog recipe by infusing whiskey with charred oak chips while Winsome’s […]

Eagle Rock brush fire burns near Occidental College [updated]

Eagle Rock brush fire burns near Occidental College [updated]

Photo by Matt Hartman EAGLE ROCK — A brush fire scorched about two acres tonight near Occidental College south of the campus swimming pool and amphitheater, said the L.A. Fire Department on Twitter. It took firefighters, with the assistance of a water-dropping helicopter, nearly 90 minutes to knock down the fire, which was first reported at […]

“There is a gaping, tamal-shaped hole in the heart of the city’s tamale scene” — Mourning the closure of Juanito’s of East L.A.

“There is a gaping, tamal-shaped hole in the heart of the city’s tamale scene” — Mourning the closure of Juanito’s of East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES — In the middle of his annual recommendations on where to buy Christmas tamales, L.A. Times columnist Jonathan Gold delivers a bombshell wrapped in masa and corn husks: Juanito’s Tamales has closed. Gold mourns the loss of one of his favorites: “Most years, I end up back at Juanito’s, whose thin-shelled tamales […]

Elysian Park Forecast: Sunny, high 82, some snow

Elysian Park Forecast: Sunny, high 82, some snow

ECHO PARK — Don’t know how it got there, but several piles of snow are melting fast this afternoon in Elysian Park near Scott Avenue. Find stories by neighborhood What’s going on? Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content published on […]

County libraries in a financial bind; Los Feliz kitchen fire; car vs building in Boyle Heights

County libraries in a financial bind;  Los Feliz kitchen fire; car vs building in Boyle Heights

Libraries: The county library system, which operates branches in unincorporated East Los Angeles, faces a growing budget deficit as the cost of salaries, retiree benefits and other expenses have continued to grow.  Supervisor Janice Hahn warned of possible future cutbacks if officials can’t get the deficit under control.  KPCC Fire: Firefighters quickly put out a kitchen […]

Carrillo wins 51st State Assembly election; December fire season; vegan school lunches district-wide?

Carrillo wins 51st State Assembly election; December fire season; vegan school lunches district-wide?

Edited BY BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. Ground has been broken to extend the Metro Gold Line to Montclair. The $1.5 billion, 12.3-mile project is expected to be completed by 2027. The Source Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister has been ordered to […]

Former East L.A. nonprofit leader sentenced to prison; L.A. Weekly’s “Echo Park Bureau Chief” named interim editor

Former East L.A. nonprofit leader sentenced to prison; L.A. Weekly’s “Echo Park Bureau Chief” named interim editor

Embezzlement: A Superior Court Judge sentenced the former head of the East Los Angeles-based Chicana Service Action Center to six years in prison and ordered her to pay more than $10.5 million in restitution for embezzling funds, reports EGP News. Sophia Esparza along with other former center leaders plead guilty this summer to charges that […]

Brush fire burns six acres in El Sereno [updated]

Brush fire burns six acres in El Sereno [updated]

A large cloud of smoke rises above the El Sereno fire | Scott Fajack El SERENO – A fire has consumed about about five acres of grass and brush this afternoon as it spreads up a hillside near Ascot Hills Park, reports the L.A. Fire Department. Fire crews and air units are being deployed to […]

Los Feliz road rage crash leaves 5 injured

Los Feliz road rage crash leaves 5 injured

LOS FELIZ — Police are looking for a driver involved in a road rage crash on Los Feliz Boulevard Wednesday night that left five people injured, one of them critically. The incident began at about 10:30 pm as the driver of a Chrysler PT Cruiser and another vehicle, possibly a Chrysler Sebring, became involved in a dispute […]