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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 [...]

Honk if you support the Wilson High Band

Honk if you support the Wilson High Band

Cash and checks were also welcome as members of the Wilson High School marching band played for passing motorists on Huntington Drive as part of a Saturday afternoon fundraiser for the El Sereno school’s band program. More than a dozen band members turned the median strip at Huntington Drive and El Sereno Avenue into a [...]

Poetry under the freeway

Poetry under the freeway

Poetry and congas under the freeway./Photo by Nathan Solis Photo by Martha Benedict On the parking lot next to the Cypress Park Home Depot,  in the shadow of an elevated section of the 5 Freeway,  the Cypress Park Community Job Center usually draws a crowd of day laborers seeking work.  This morning, however,  the center [...]

Silver Lake checks out its new grocery store

Silver Lake checks out its new grocery store

First day of business for Yummy.com in Silver Lake / Photos by Bich Ngoc Cao Silver Lake has a new place to shop for groceries with the opening today of a Yummy.com store overlooking Polka Dot Plaza at  Sunset Boulevard and Maltman Avenue. The focus of the small chain is on delivering orders in about [...]

Meatless Memorial Day? Eagle Rock chef shows how to make a tasty veggie burger

Meatless Memorial Day? Eagle Rock chef shows how to make a tasty veggie burger

The Four Cafe Veggie Burger/Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva Summer barbecues are traditionally meaty affairs, but there’s always room for a veggie burger. And I don’t mean a Boca Burger. I’m talking a homemade one that’s hearty, delicious and made with, you know, actual vegetables. I asked Eagle Rock’s Four Cafe owner Michelle Wilton how [...]