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“Historic” Highland Park cafe property up for sale

“Historic” Highland Park cafe property up for sale

Who can’t help but smile when passing by the sombrero-wearing red pepper with a mustache painted on the side of Chico’s Cafe in  Highland Park?  The cafe has been serving burritos, huevos rancheros and other Mexican staples for about two decades out of a  bright-yellow box of a building  that shares a large corner lot [...]

Eastside Property: Live like a king in a City Terrace castle

Eastside Property: Live like a king in a City Terrace castle

Castle Wooline/Courtesy Jack Sullivan The narrow and winding streets of City Terrace are lined with some oranate Spanish Colonial-style homes complete with turrets, zig-zagging stairways and balconies. One of those homes, a duplex on Woolwine Drive, was purchased and renovated by Jack Sullivan and Felis Stella. The couple live downstairs  in what they call Castle [...]

Echo Park and Silver Lake bands take on Pasadena

Echo Park and Silver Lake bands take on Pasadena

Superhumanoids at Make Music Pasadena/Kim Willming By Marni Epstein We traveled beyond Eastsiderland to Pasadena on Saturday  to take in some some of the best and brightest musical acts from Echo Park and Silver Lake at  the city’s annual toast to independent music. Make Music Pasadena featured over 100 artists on over 30 stages performing throughout [...]

“Lemonade, limonada, lemonade, limonada …”

“Lemonade, limonada, lemonade, limonada …”

The call to lemonade/limonada Eight-year-old Aaron Nevarez picked a good day to open his first lemonade stand, with today’s warm weather prompting many passing motorists and neighbors to stop at the corner of  Druid Street and Cyrill Avenue in El Sereno for a $1 glass of lemonade, served with a slice of lime and strawberry. [...]

Elysian Valley Summer Day Camp begins June 10

Elysian Valley Summer Day Camp begins June 10

Elysian Valley Rec Center/City of L.A. Kids ages 5 to 12 can attend a nine-week Summer Day Camp at the Elysian Valley Recreation Center.  The camp begins on June 10. The camp includes themed weeks, field trips, pool trips, games, crafts, cooking, talent show, art, sports.  The camp will be he held on Monday through Friday, [...]

Congressmen put more pressure on Metrolink to study potential health risks of Cypress Park rail yard

Congressmen put more pressure on Metrolink to study potential health risks of Cypress Park rail yard

Congressmen Xavier Becerra and Adam Schiff   today repeated requests that Metrolink conduct an extensive study of the potential health risks posed by its rail maintenance center in Cypress Park. During a press conference held this morning across the Los Angeles River in Elysian Valley, Schiff, who was  joined by about 50 other officials and residents, [...]

Aerial views of Echo Park Lake’s dry and wet looks

Aerial views of Echo Park Lake’s dry and wet looks

Photo of the lake after new lake bed and retaining walls have been completed./EchoParkLake.org Photo after new wetlands have been planted and lake is being refilled./EchoParkLake.org The aerial photos above from EchoParkLake.org show the dramatic change that took place during the last several months at the lake, which went from a dusty construction site to [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park, Elysian Valley And Glassell Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park, Elysian Valley And Glassell Park

Dream Car In the Making, Highland Park | Chris Kostrzak/Eastsider Flickr Pool City Council calls on greater state regulation of battery recycling plant over possible  health risks for Boyle Heights. The economics of a Glassell Park house flip. Congressman puts more pressure on Metrolink to conduct study health risks of Cypress Park  rail maintenance center. [...]

Sponsored Post: Geoffrey & Lee Real Estate dazzles Northeast L.A. at latest open house!

Sponsored Post: Geoffrey & Lee Real Estate dazzles Northeast L.A. at latest open house!

Cloudless skies and a light summer breeze made for the perfect ambiance at Geoffrey & Lee Real Estate’s latest open house in Glassell Park, which showcased the impeccable work done by their exclusive sellers, Dossier Capital. It was evident to each guest who walked through the door that this remodel is vastly different from what [...]

Bulletin Board: Digital Photography for Teens at City Terrace Library

Bulletin Board: Digital Photography for Teens at City Terrace Library

Photo by Jose Aurelio Barrera Learn new techniques and tips to “capture the moment” using your cell phone camera or other digital camera. This is a 4-day workshop at the City Terrace Library that will take place Jun 10 – 14 (Mon.-Thurs.) from 11 am to 12:30 pm and end  with a reception and student [...]