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Stalled Echo Park and Silver Lake home projects to move ahead

Stalled Echo Park and Silver Lake home projects to move ahead

Early renderings of Echo Park development (top) and Silver Lake project (right). Construction work is expected begin soon on a pair of residential projects  – one on the site of the former Coffee Table restaurant in Silver Lake, the other on Morton Avenue in Echo Park – that have been dormant for the past year.  [...]

Eastside Property: “South of Sunset” may no longer mean a bargain when it comes to Echo Park home prices

Eastside Property: “South of Sunset” may no longer mean a bargain when it comes to Echo Park home prices

Photo from Redfin.com Many Echo Park home buyers often begin their search in the north end of neighborhood in the Elysian Heights area before sticker shock sends them heading south for affordable alternatives.  But even a location south of Sunset Boulevard may no longer offer a refuge for those seeking lower Echo Park home prices. [...]

Victorian fashion is back – at least for one day

Victorian fashion is back – at least for one day

Victorian fashion model hits the runway Photos by Arty Maharajh Fans of Victoriana lined up to get into the Heritage Square on Saturday for the Montecito Heights’ museum annual fashion show and tea. Arty Maharajh snapped photos as models in period fashions walked down an outdoor runway and posed outside some of the historic homes [...]

Police searching for suspected car thief in Mt. Washington*

Police searching for suspected car thief in Mt. Washington*

Police block off streets near Cleland and Cynthia./Jessica Craven LAPD helicopter circling over Mt. Washington homes. Photo by John Nadeau Police have blocked off Cleland Avenue in Mt. Washington this afternoon as they search for a suspected car thief. An officer at the Northeast Division could not provide any further details but residents report that [...]

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

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

Out For A Spin/ Highland Park | Photo by Toban Nichols/Eastsider Flickr Pool Glassell Park community garden now grows on the site of a former gang house. Patch Making Black tenants feel at home in a Boyle Heights housing project.  L.A. Times Silver Lake man recovers stolen ’73 VW Beetle with the help of Google [...]

Goodbye ficus, hello Chinese Pistache

Goodbye ficus, hello Chinese Pistache

One of the ficus trees that was cut down/Google Maps City Street Services workers finished planting a trio of Chinese Pistache trees this morning  at the same corner where the city had  had cut down a pair of large ficus trees a few weeks earlier, drawing complaints from many residents and a promise of replacement [...]

Bring Binoculars And An App: Hummingbird watching goes high tech

Bring Binoculars And An App: Hummingbird watching goes high tech

Photo by Martha Benedict By Brenda Rees A new program from the National Audubon Society wants Americans to take our universal love of hummingbirds to new heights. “Hummingbirds at Home” is a citizen science project that invites not only hardcore birders but newcomers to help researchers understand the daily life of the zippiest bird of [...]

300 Stairways Or Bust: Hiker prepares for urban adventure

300 Stairways Or Bust: Hiker prepares for urban adventure

Long-distance hiker and walker Liz Thomas on the West Avalon Stairway in Echo Park. Photo by Robert Inman Liz Thomas’ love for hiking and the outdoors has found  her trekking along some nation’s most well known hiking and walking trails, including  the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail and the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail.  But on [...]

300 Stairways Or Bust: Hiker prepares for urban trek

300 Stairways Or Bust: Hiker prepares for urban trek

Long-distance hiker and walker Liz Thomas on the West Avalon Stairway in Echo Park. Photo by Robert Inman Liz Thomas’ love for hiking and the outdoors has found  her trekking along some nation’s most well known hiking and walking trails, including  the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail and the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail.  But on [...]

Everything’s coming up tulips

Everything’s coming up tulips

Photos by Angel Garcia All kinds of flowers, trees and vines seem to be blooming. But it was a modest by eye-catching patch of  yellow and orange tulips blooming in front an old Echo Park bungalow that made Angel Garcia stop on the way to work and take photos. Said Garcia of the Rockwood Street [...]