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Underground Art Scene: A new vision for a Cypress Park tunnel

Underground Art Scene: A new vision for a Cypress Park tunnel

Yancey Quinones in freshly painted tunnel entrance/Photo by Nathan Solis Getting excited over tunnel gallery opening Story and Photos by Nathan Solis Yancey Quinones stands in the pedestrian tunnel under North Figueroa Street, his arms stretched out, his voice echoing off the walls. For years the Cypress Park tunnel had been closed to the public, [...]

Found: A pair of Lab/mastiff mixes in Glassell Park

Found: A pair of Lab/mastiff mixes in Glassell Park

Submitted by Stef L. Found at 8:00PM today on the corner of Ave 46 and Toland. Two females, possibly lab/mastiff mixes. Very sweet and obviously trained. Collars but no tags. Click here to contact. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

$50,000 reward offered in Boyle Heights murder

$50,000 reward offered in Boyle Heights murder

Nearly a year has passed since Emmanuel Vargas was fatally wounded after the 29-year-old was shot several times near a Boyle Heights Street corner on a weekday afternoon.  With police unable to identify suspects or a motive for the crime,  the City Council on Tuesday approved a $50,000 reward to help find Vargas’ killer. “Detectives [...]

Police investigating reports of shots fired in Echo Park *

Police investigating reports of shots fired in Echo Park *

An LAPD helicopter is circling over the western edge of Echo Park tonight as officers investigate reports of shots fired near Mohawk and Reservoir streets in Echo Park, according to preliminary information.  It’s not clear if anyone has been shot or if a shooting did take place but police are in the process of blocking [...]

Cypress Park rail yard tower takes a 1,800-foot-long trip

Cypress Park rail yard tower takes a 1,800-foot-long trip

Dayton Tower in transit Photo courtesy Adolfson & Peterson Construction The two-story concrete Dayton Tower was built more than 80 years ago to help direct traffic over the Taylor Yard, the sprawling Southern Pacific rail yard that sprawled along the L.A. River in Cypress Park.   Southern Pacific closed Taylor Yard a few years ago [...]

Viewpoints: In defense of new Northeast L.A. bike lanes

Viewpoints: In defense of new Northeast L.A. bike lanes

Cyclists riding to shop at Galcos, whose owner has voiced opposition to replacing traffic lanes for bike lanes. Photo courtesy Josef Bray-Ali/Flick Josef Bray-Ali, a cycling advocate and owner of the Flying Pigeon L.A. bike shop in Highland Park, submitted this open letter to Councilman Ed Reyes Councilman Reyes, I am writing to you after [...]

From Mick Jagger to Angelyne

From Mick Jagger to Angelyne

Angelyne in Echo Park/Photo by Kevin Kuzma One week after the Rolling Stones played at the Echoplex in Echo Park,  another sort-of-celebrity was spotted in the neighborhood today. Looks like Angelyne stopped off in Echo Park this afternoon to do some shopping, judging by the pink Corvette  and the woman with the white-blond hair shown [...]

Brush fire burning near Eagle Rock; freeway interchange shut down*

Brush fire burning near Eagle Rock; freeway interchange shut down*

Click on arrows to view more photos A brush fire broke out in Glendale  near the 2 and 134 freeways  this afternoon, sending a  thick tower of smoke into the sky above the hills north of Eagle Rock and prompting closure of some freeway lanes.  Crews and helicopters from the Los Angeles Fire Department are [...]

The long road to create a safer Lincoln Heights intersection

The long road to create a safer Lincoln Heights intersection

Beatrice Gonzalez (right) helps celebrate new Lincoln Heights traffic signal at the intersection where daughter was hit by a drunk driver 20 years ago/Photo courtesy Council District 1 Beatriz Gonzales (left) stand next to her daughter, Cindy, while Councilman Ed Reyes speaks at Saturday’s dedication ceremony/Council District 1 Lincoln Heights residents last weekend celebrated the [...]

Has Google already selected a successor for Councilman Eric Garcetti?

Has Google already selected a successor for Councilman Eric Garcetti?

How else to explain why a Google search of “Council District 13″  results in a link to “Eric Garcetti-13th District City Council” and a large photo of someone who is not Garcetti.  The person in the photo looks like Garcetti staffer  Oliver Delgado. This could explain why Garcetti, who is termed out of office and [...]