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Lessons in life and auto repair learned from an East L.A. dad

Lessons in life and auto repair learned from an East L.A. dad

Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr By C.J. Salgado When I was a little boy growing up in East L.A. my father was perfect. They even had a special day for him, Father’s Day. Or, so I thought. You see, he had an amazing strength. I mean, he had to be like Superman, working so much. He’d get [...]

Echo Park is reunited with its lake

Echo Park is reunited with its lake

The cutting of a ceremonial red ribbon unleashes a crowd of visitors to newly reopened Echo Park Lake. Nearly two years after being fenced off, dug up, drained and refilled, Echo Park Lake reopened this morning to a flood of park-deprived fans, politicians, media and one Chinese dragon. The crowd flowed into the park after [...]

The 17 rules of Echo Park Lake

The 17 rules of Echo Park Lake

Photo by Seth Abramovitch Visitors who come to Echo Park Lake on Saturday for its grand reopening celebration will come face to face with some new signs (see the close up image below) that spell out the rules of the park. How many rules?  Looks like 17 rules plus additional warnings listed  in a large [...]

Eastside Property: A loft-bungalow combo comes up for sale in Silver Lake

Eastside Property: A loft-bungalow combo comes up for sale in Silver Lake

There are the real estate shoppers whose ideal property  is a classic bungalow with wood siding, hardwood floors and a front porch. Then there are the buyers whose Dwell magazine-fantasies lead them hunting for lofts with open spaces,  exposed ceilings,  concrete floor, etc.  Both  housing types seem mutually exclusive but this Silver Lake property at [...]

Sponsored Post: Norwalk home with classic style and modern touches open this weekend

Sponsored Post: Norwalk home with classic style and modern touches open this weekend

This newly remodeled home, custom designed by Dossier Capital in a desirable Norwalk neighborhood, will be open this weekend.  The contemporary, three-bedroom, two-bathroom property effortlessly blends modern touches with classic style to create a comfortable home with tons of extra features. The seamless, open floor plan of the home creates the perfect ambiance for entertaining guests [...]

Summer creative writing camp expands to Silver Lake

Summer creative writing camp expands to Silver Lake

Writopia Lab, a nonprofit organization that offers creative writing workshops after school, over breaks and throughout the summer to kids between the ages of 6-18, is expanding to Silver Lake with summer workshops. “In these camps, published authors and produced playwrights will work with students to develop, write, and showcase their own short stories, poetry, [...]

On The Agenda: Echo Park council committee takes up high school and housing plans

On The Agenda: Echo Park council committee takes up high school and housing plans

By Tony Cella Developers are busy across Echo Park constructing and preparing to build new homes and other projects. But there’s even more projects in the pipeline. Tonight, June 11, several projects, including new housing on Sunset Boulevard and a new high school on Beverly Boulevard, are scheduled to be presented before the Echo Park [...]

Mega Man As Art: Echo Park gallery pays tribute to video game nostalgia

Mega Man As Art: Echo Park gallery pays tribute to video game nostalgia

Story and Photos by Nathan Solis With the opening this past weekend of  “Entertainment System” show, the Echo Park gallery space iam8bit  celebrates the home video game console and all the characters that it has spawned over the decades. It was a colorful show and a thrilling opening night on Saturday, with hundreds of adults [...]

News & Notes From East L.A. And Echo Park

News & Notes From East L.A. And Echo Park

Downtown View Between Hedges, Mt. Washington | John Sequeria/Eastsider Flickr Pool Neighbors recall the capture of “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez on their East L.A. street. Car fire awakens Echo Park residents. State Senator Kevin De Leon, who represents portions of Echo Park, Highland Park and Silver Lake, subpoenaed by U.S. Attorney. Today’s links gathered from [...]

Lost: Key chain with brass sailboat in Silver Lake

Lost: Key chain with brass sailboat in Silver Lake

I lost my keys on June 5, 2013. They were lost on Rowena Blvd, OR West Silver Lake Drive intersection by Silver Lake Blvd. There is a small brass sailboat attached to an Altadena Works keyring. There are two keys on it, one has green plastic on it. Contact thatshowyouloosethem@gmail.com. Want to publish a Lost [...]