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Shopper & Diner Report: Coffee now brewing at Echo Park’s Tierra Mia; work underway on Sonny’s Hideaway in Highland Park; MILK coming to Silver Lake?

Shopper & Diner Report: Coffee now brewing at Echo Park’s Tierra Mia; work underway on Sonny’s Hideaway in Highland Park; MILK coming to Silver Lake?

The new Tierra Mia Coffee officially began pouring horchata lattes and serving Tres Leches muffins on Thursday in the former Downbeat Cafe in Echo Park. In the newly remodeled Alvarado Street storefront,  baristas dressed in black shirts and ties take orders for coffee drinks as well as single cups of coffee made using the pour-over [...]

Midnight visit to an Echo Park taco truck ends with a burst of police gunfire

Midnight visit to an Echo Park taco truck ends with a burst of police gunfire

David Martinez aka “Dizzy” David Martinez returned to Echo Park  last week after spending a few days in jail, and he was hungry.  That’s why Martinez and his wife, Gina Benavidez, and her sister were ordering tacos at about midnight from the taco truck at  Logan Street near Sunset Boulevard when an LAPD squad car [...]

Councilman favors lane change on Colorado Boulevard

Councilman favors lane change on Colorado Boulevard

One bike lanes – in red – would replace a traffic lane in each direction. A community meeting tonight will measure public sentiment in Eagle Rock for adding bike lanes to Colorado Boulevard, a proposal that would mean cutting down the number of traffic lanes to two from three in each direction.  The proposal has [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Garvanza & Highland Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Garvanza & Highland Park

Back Of Frank’s Camera, Highland Park | Photo by Ken Chan/Flickr Oversized bobble heads, bigger restrooms and Wi-Fi await Dodger fans.  KPCC Dog in Garvanza electrocuted after stepping on utility box. Patch The best L.A. neighborhood  to be hip and young? Try Highland Park. Curbed L.A. Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council unlikely to weigh in on [...]

Busy developer heads to Echo Park

Busy developer heads to Echo Park

4 Site Real Estate projects includes Silver Lake apartments (left) and Glassell Park homes/Photo on left courtesy Todd Wexman The small team behind 4 Site Real Estate made a big splash in 2008 with Auburn 7, a  modern-style, seven-home development on the north end of Silver Lake that sold out before it was finished. The [...]

The Plachinta Melt: A tasty Romanian twist on lunch

The Plachinta Melt: A tasty Romanian twist on lunch

By Valentina Silva Not too far from Verdugo Bar, hiding under a “Bakery #1″ sign in a Glassell Park strip mall, is a breakfast and lunch spot that should be packed every day. It’s not, and selfishly I’d like to keep it that way, but I believe in restaurant karma. So, here it goes: Lemon [...]

Eastside Flower Power

Eastside Flower Power

A field of flowers blooms next to the train tracks in El Sereno. No need to head up to Antelope Valley or the L.A. County Arboretum for a display of spring-time blooms. A Saturday drive from City Terrace to Highland Park revealed that the Eastside was in full bloom, with fragrant clumps of wisteria hanging [...]

Echo Park man shot by police gets a show of support

Echo Park man shot by police gets a show of support

The Los Angeles Police Department has remained quiet about last Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting in Echo Park that left one man injured until an investigation is completed. While police have declined to provide details about the incident, the friends of the family of the injured man have set up a large “Get Well Dizzy” card made [...]

Something new underfoot at Echo Park Lake

Something new underfoot at Echo Park Lake

Construction worker takes a walk on new, eco-friendly pavement/Kevin Break When Echo Park Lake reopens to the public in May after a multimillion clean up and renovation, most of the attention will be drawn to the lake, of course, and the landmark bridge, boathouse and Lady Of The Lake statute. But visitors may also want [...]

Little Joy Sneak Peak: The bar is nice but look at that ladies room

Little Joy Sneak Peak: The bar is nice but look at that ladies room

Behold the bathroom. Photo by Hussein Katz For several months now Little Joy has been locked up tight as new owners gave the Echo Park hipster dive bar a makeover that features a contemporary, industrial-style with Art Deco touches.  Echo Park resident Joaquin Reyna-Donaldson and business partner Don Andes added a new oak bar and [...]