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Eastside Design: Echo Park house flip recycles the past

Eastside Design: Echo Park house flip recycles the past

The home’s nearly century-old charm welcomes visitors off the street. The back of the home features a new addition in corrugated metal. The 1907 Echo Park cottage on Lemoyne Street was a mess after decades of  neglect.   There was wood rot and the back stairs had collapsed. There was no heating or cooling system to [...]

A rainbow of color from Glassell Park to Lincoln Heights

A rainbow of color from Glassell Park to Lincoln Heights

Rainbow crashes into Lincoln Heights. Photo by Diane Edwardson Silver Lake blogger Edwardson  described it as a “big-ass” rainbow.  ”Super-dooper” is what Martha Benedict of Montecito Heights called it. No matter what words were used, the sight of single and double rainbows leaping across the late afternoon skies today was a breathtaking sight.  One rainbow [...]

Ballot Box: Council District 1 mailer focuses attention on candidate’s spending habits

Ballot Box: Council District 1 mailer focuses attention on candidate’s spending habits

Gardea campaign mailer The race to replace termed out First District Councilman Ed Reyes  has refocused attention on the spending habits of  one of the top candidates: State Senator Gil Cedillo.  Not surprisingly, the issue was raised by Cedillo rival Jose Gardea, Chief of Staff to Reyes, in a mailer that arrived in voters’ homes [...]

Echo Park pet owner mourns the loss of a “best friend” in coyote attack

Echo Park pet owner mourns the loss of a “best friend” in coyote attack

Eddie Hernandez and Loki. Photo courtesy Eddie Hernandez Eddie Hernandez was initially reluctant to adopt Loki, a young Chihuahua that Hernandez’ sister-in-law rescued from the streets of Rialto last summer. “I was hesitant to adopt him at first because I had to put down my previous Chihuahua of 13 years due to illness,” said Hernandez [...]

Found: Eagle Rock chicken plucked from freeway exit

Found: Eagle Rock chicken plucked from freeway exit

Submitted by B. Reese We found it today wandering the exit ramp off the 134 freeway. It’s roosting right now … our cats are FREAKED OUT! Send email to Brenda@brendarees.com. Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or start a conversation on neighborhood news, issues problems & [...]

Montecito Heights volunteers take on a poisonous problem: The Castor Bean

Montecito Heights volunteers take on a poisonous problem: The Castor Bean

The deadly Castor Bean.  Photo by Martha Benedict Along with the Tree of  Heaven, one of the invasive plants to thrive in the empty lots and hillsides of the Eastide is the Castor Bean plant.  The tree-like shrub  with reddish-green leaves can quickly crowd out native plants and its seeds are toxic to human as [...]

Ballot Box: Council candidates present ideas to turn around Atwater’s Fletcher Drive

Ballot Box: Council candidates present ideas to turn around Atwater’s Fletcher Drive

View Larger Map When it comes to Atwater Village’s main commercial streets,  Fletcher Drive has lagged way behind Glendale and Los Feliz boulevard in attracting new shops and businesses.  How can the approximately six-block stretch of Fletcher between the Los Angeles River and Casitas Avenue be revitalized and be made more attractive? That was the [...]

90022 Pride

90022 Pride

Photo by C.J. Salgado In a departure from the standard U.S. Postal Service uniform,  this  East Los Angeles mail carrier sported an ELA Station 90022 t-shirt when making his regular rounds on the 500 Block of Hoefner Avenue.  “Here’s our U.S. mail carrier doing his job with pride,” said C.J. Salgado, who snapped the photo above. [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights & Silver Lake

Old School, Elysian Valley | Photo by The Eastsider Silver Lake backyard hawk rescue. Corralitas Red Car Police deny Boyle Heights businesses are getting shaken down.  StreetsBlog Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Echo Park gas station turned parking lot has new owner

Echo Park gas station turned parking lot has new owner

New gas station owner Jafar Rashid If you have been parking your car in the abandoned Magic Gas station in Echo Park, get ready to find a new parking space.  The  gas station that has in recent years seen several owners come and go has once again found a new proprietor, Jafar Rashid, who owns [...]