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Is it time for Hermon to recover its lost identity?

Is it time for Hermon to recover its lost identity?

Via Marisol was once known as Hermon Avenue. The death of former councilman Arthur K. Snyder last week triggered a tweet and suggestion from the former Highland Park blogger known as Waltarrrr: Former LA Councilman Art Snyder is dead. So can we please revert Via Marisol back to Hermon Avenue now??? #90042 Huh? What does [...]

Found: Sony camera at Sunset Junction

Found: Sony camera at Sunset Junction

Submitted by Taylor B. I found a Sony Nex-7 camera this morning at Sunset Junction and I’d like to try to get it back to it’s owner. If they lost a Sony Nex-7 at Sunset Junction in the last 24 hours,  they can email me at funkychow@mac.com with a description of what photos are on [...]

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Los Feliz

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Los Feliz

Lovely Weeds, Echo Park | Photo by Victoria Harding/Flickr Big Ballot: 92 candidates file papers to run in March city election, including 20 in Council District 13. L.A. Now Five violent crimes in a week puts Eagle Rock on crime alert list.  L.A. Now Highland Park parade honors veterans. Patch N.Y. Times pays a visit [...]

Christmas under construction in the King Taco parking lot

Christmas under construction in the King Taco parking lot

By Erik Luna How do people in East Los Angeles know Christmas is around the corner? It’s when an enormous, artificial Christmas tree begins to be assembled in the parking lot of the  King Taco at  Ford and Third streets in what has become an East L.A. holiday tradition. The tree, which started to take [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington. | Photo by Martha Benedict Live music and dancing to return to Silver Lake’s Los Globos. Patch Glassell Park pigeon parking. AV News Councilman Huizar seeks $25,000 reward to help find vandals of Boyle Heights veteran’s memorial.  City of L.A. Happening Today Silver Lake Neighborhood Garage Sale Second Saturday Gallery Night [...]

New Boyle Heights Walgreens divides a family of pharmacists

New Boyle Heights Walgreens divides a family of pharmacists

Photo by Ano Lobb/flickr When Walgreens prepared to open a new Boyle Heights store earlier this year on Cesar Chavez Avenue, the drug store chain approached Michael Ramirez, who owns the nearby Farmacia Ramirez, about buying him out. Ramirez, whose father, Eddie, founded the pharmacy more than 30 years ago, rejected the offer. But his [...]

Lincoln Heights actress now stars as puppet master

Lincoln Heights actress now stars as puppet master

Libby Letlow (left) with fellow Avenue Q performers and puppets. Photo by Michael Lamont. Libby Letlow has worked as an actress since age 16,  performing on the children’s’  television show Masked Rider and later working in film, theater and other  TV productions.   But when the Lincoln Heights resident takes to the stage in the upcoming [...]

Eastside scenes from Election Day: Misguided voters; “I Voted” cookies; Dems party at Dodger Stadium

Eastside scenes from Election Day: Misguided voters; “I Voted” cookies; Dems party at Dodger Stadium

Voters and poll workers at St. Theresa Avila school in Silver Lake Echo Park garage doubles as polling place They came with their dogs, lined up at community centers and cast their votes in garages. Voters across the Eastside today headed to their polling places-if they could find them-to elect a President as well as [...]

News & Notes From Highland Park, Historic Filipinotown & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Highland Park, Historic Filipinotown & Silver Lake

Rambler With Banana Trees, Echo Park | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr Vote! Polls close at 8 p.m. Find your polling place at lavote.gov Councilman proposes $50,000 reward in connection with the slaying of a church goer who confronted a tagger outside a Historic Filipinotown church. L.A. Now Highland Park middle school dedicates $30 million multipurpose [...]

Echo Park council member indicted on immigration fraud

Echo Park council member indicted on immigration fraud

Tabafunda's photo and council candidate statement Last month Lila Tabafunda  was sworn in as a new member of the Echo Park neighborhood council after promoting herself as being involved in community service,  fighting child abuse and  supporting business.  But, only a few days earlier, Tabafunda was arrested as she was boarding a Mexico-bound cruise ship [...]