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Found: Hungry cat found in Echo Park

Found: Hungry cat found in Echo Park
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Submitted by Y. Seabourne Last night my husband found a confused male cat wandering on Marathon near Waterloo. There are plenty of cats wandering around on their own here but this one seemed out of place and intimidated by its surroundings. He was also really hungry. We’d love to get him back to his real […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Mt. Washington

L.A. River Near North Atwater Creek, Atwater Village | Photo by Laurie Avocado/Flickr Kansas City firm selected to design $401 million replacement for Sixth Street bridge between Boyle Heights and downtown. L.A. Now The million-map home of Mt. Washington. L.A. Times City Council declares Friday “Wilson Day” to celebrate the 75th anniversary of El Sereno’s […]

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

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

Three Wheelin’, Elysian Park | Photo by Jae Bueno/Flickr City says yes to Slurpees but no to alcohol for new Echo Park 7-Eleven. Echo Park Now The turnaround of a Highland Park middle school. EGP News Before Obama: The early years of Occidental College  Patch Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & […]

Eastside Property: A Montecito Heights home for those who love flatland living

Eastside Property: A Montecito Heights home for those who love flatland living

Photo from Redfin.com In a neighborhood where many homes are cantilevered from steep hillside, this 1926-Spanish Colonial home sits on one of the rare flat lots at the top of Montecito Heights.  Sitting on the perimeter of the aptly named Montecito Circle,  the tw0-story, three-bedroom home with a blue front door  is part of an […]

The two sides of Echo Park Lake

The two sides of Echo Park Lake

Photos by Martin Cox Echo Park Lake has a split personality these days, with water slowing being poured into the northern portion of the lake (photo above) while the southern portion (photo below) remains high and dry as work continues on a lake clean up. Water began to be released back into the portions of […]

Meet me at Taix Square

Meet me at Taix Square

The City Council today approved a motion to honor Taix French Restaurant by naming the intersection in front of the Echo Park restaurant “Taix Square.”  The ceremonial signs will be installed at Sunset Boulevard and Park Avenue as the family-owned Taix restaurant celebrates its 85th anniversary, 50 of them in Echo Park (the original restaurant […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Historic Filipinotown

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Historic Filipinotown

Plumeria In Bloom, Cypress Park/Photo by Sandy Driscoll Eagle Rock election goes to pot over marijuana dispensaries. L.A. Times Councilman Reyes wants city to make money off digital billboards but residents raise concerns. Daily News & L.A. Times Highland Park screenwriter hits it big with horror film. Patch The new face of the Boyle Heights […]

Meet the “Morning Crowd” at the Los Feliz golf course

Meet the “Morning Crowd” at the Los Feliz golf course

Photo by Cameron Parkins/Flickr The Los Feliz Muncipal Golf Course,  which is located off Los Feliz Boulevard in Atwater Village, is  perhaps best known for scenes of the course that appeared in the 1996 film “Swingers.”  Who plays at the Los Feliz 3 Par?  In a story for SB Nation, writer Rick Paulas, offer a […]

Candidates in favor of marijuana dispensaries fail to win over Eagle Rock voters

Candidates in favor of marijuana dispensaries fail to win over Eagle Rock voters

Photo by Tom Prete/Flickr Voters in today’s Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council election rejected many of the candidates–including the head of a cannabis club–who had supported marijuana dispensaries, according to preliminary results.  In the race for council president, Nelson Grande II,  who favors the use of medical marijuana and keeping marijuana stores open, trailed dispensary opponent […]

Can I make this to go? Police apprehend suspected gunman seated in Echo Park restaurant

Can I make this to go? Police apprehend suspected gunman seated in Echo Park restaurant

A group of customers at an Echo Park restaurant were joined at their table by an unexpected guest: a suspected gunman fleeing police. The 19-year-old man ran into Mohawk Bend and sat at a table with other diners after he  had allegedly fired a gun during a dispute at a nearby liquor store shortly before […]