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Five injured after pick up truck tumbles off Echo Park freeway

Five injured after pick up truck tumbles off Echo Park freeway
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A pick up truck traveling on the northbound 2 Freeway veered off the highway this afternoon and tumbled across an Echo Park street, injuring five passengers, including three children. The white, Nissan Tundra landed upright on Allesandro Street near Whitmore Avenue after crashing through some brush and plunging more than 100 feet from the onramp, […]

New Silver Lake principal will be closely watched by parents and property owners

New Silver Lake principal will be closely watched by parents and property owners

Lynda Rescia/Photo from Ivanhoe Elementary website A new principal has taken charge of Ivanhoe Elementary, the high-achieving Silver Lake school whose lofty test scores are the pride of the neighborhood and a selling point for real estate agents.  The appointment of Lynda Rescia, who was formerly the school’s academic supervisor,  as the new principal was […]

Bulletin Board: Free Community Emergency Response Team Training in Silver Lake

Bulletin Board: Free Community Emergency Response Team Training in Silver Lake

Please join us for a Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT ) Training in Silver Lake WHEN: 7 consecutive Thursdays – Jan 10, 17, 24, 21 and Feb 7, 14, 21 from 6:30 – 9:30pm WHERE: Micheltorena Elementary School, 1511 Micheltorena St, LA, CA PRESENTED BY: The Los Angeles Fire Department SPONSORED BY: The Silver […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Northeast L.A.

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Northeast L.A.

Downtown View From Dog Hill, Elysian Park | Photo by Merrick Morton  LAPD tops 10,000 cops after department absorbs city parks and facilities officers. L.A. Times Boyle Heights teacher who had sex with students sentenced to five years probation. EGP News Cyclists petition for Figueroa bike lanes. Patch Eagle Rock council to consider more stringent […]

Eastside Property: Echo Park green home builder goes for gold

Eastside Property: Echo Park green home builder goes for gold

Photo courtesy Sunia Homes The Eastsider last February reported on the Echo Park home designed and built by Jerome Pelayo, who wanted the two-story home to serve as a showcase for his new company focused on building energy-efficient homes that were relatively affordable as well as stylish.  Last month, however,  Pelayo sold the 2,100-square-foot Echo […]

Highland Park rainbow brightens up a gray day*

Highland Park rainbow brightens up a gray day*

Photo by James Marcotte James Marcotte of Highland Park took the photo above at about 3 p.m. today as a storm brought light rain and rainbows to the area. * Update: Photographer Paul Antico caught sight of a double rainbow from Mt. Washington. Click on the link below to see the picture. Photo by Paul […]

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

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

Wintergreen, Elysian Park | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Councilman Labonge endorses 13th Council District candidate Mitch O’Farrell.  O’Farrell Campaign City orders Silver Lake homeowner to tear down portions of his home. L.A. Times Highland Park cafe owner searching for tip jar thieves. Patch Police seek Boyle Heights robbery suspect caught on store video. LAPD Read […]

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

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

Best Dressed Power Line, Silver Lake | Photo by Brett Fernau/Flickr Echo Park’s TiGeorges’ Chicken to close. Downtown News Eagle Rock High School honors the “Volleyball King.” Patch Woman seriously injured after car and Gold Line train collide in Boyle Heights. EGP News Highland Park’s historic role in crosswalk technology. Patch Just Passing Through: B2 […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Mt. Washington

Holiday Aloe, Montecito Heights | Photo by Martha Benedict Fire destroys Boyle Heights hardware store. CBS2 Acorn Woodpecker turns up in the Echo Park Lake Christmas Bird Count. GEPENC It Seemed Colder: Temperature on Mt. Washington dipped to 41 degrees.  CDEC Seven property crimes in a week puts Mt. Washington on Crime Alert list. L.A. […]

Getting loaded on New Year’s? Take a shot

Getting loaded on New Year’s? Take a shot

Photo by Echo Park resident The LAPD frowns upon celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve. But what if your gun is loaded with 100% agave tequila?  An Echo Park shopper stocking up for the New Year’s came upon these AK-47 shaped bottles of AK-T tequilla at Super King in Glassell Park.  There’s also a carbine-shaped […]