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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 [...]

Unloved piece of Echo Park Lake demolished

Unloved piece of Echo Park Lake demolished

Pump house demolished. Photo by Stephen Roullier A heavy-duty construction shovel today demolished the cinder-block pump house on the north end of Echo Park Lake as part of an $85-million lake clean up project. Few if any residents objected when city engineers announced that the pump house, erected at the tip of a peninsula that [...]

News & Notes From Atwater and Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Atwater and Mt. Washington

Migrating Monarch, Silver Lake | Photo by Diane Edwardson/Corralitas Red Car Property The legacy of the Mt. Washington map house. L.A. Times L.A. crime stats fall despite a small increase in murder and petty thefts. L.A. Times Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce soliciting questions for upcoming Council District 13 forum.  Atwater Chamber Happening Today: Christmas [...]

Snowman down

Snowman down

Photo by Christine Peters Today’s windy weather took a toll on the tumbleweed holiday decorations in Elysian Park.  They don’t call them tumbleweeds for nothing. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Lost: Australian Cattle Dog in Los Feliz

Lost: Australian Cattle Dog in Los Feliz

Submitted by D. Jargowsky 2 year old 45 lb. Australian Cattle Dog last seen on Sanborn Avenue / Sunset Drive in the Franklin Hills. She’s chipped, but not with our information as we’ve been fostering her. She was wearing a teal & gold collar. She’s very friendly toward people, but not well socialized with other [...]

Merry Christmas from The Eastsider!

Merry Christmas from The Eastsider!

Best wishes to you and all of your family members and friends. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Not What You Think: Making merry with Silver Lake mushrooms

Not What You Think: Making merry with Silver Lake mushrooms

Name that mushroom / Photo by Diane Edwardson For many, Christmas trees and bright lights are the signs of the holiday season. But in a shady section of Silver Lake,  Christmas is heralded by the the sprouting of all forms of mushrooms.  This year’s Christmas Fungus Frenzy, as chronicled by Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson, [...]

Coyotes out strolling and hunting in Eagle Rock

Coyotes out strolling and hunting in Eagle Rock

Photo by Tanya Ascencio Tanya Ascencio of Eagle Rock looked out of her window this morning to find a pair of coyotes (two of them pictured)  roaming in her front yard before taking a stroll down the street.  Those coyotes, who were later joined by a third, were out for more than a morning stroll, [...]

Lost: A Silver Lake pit bull/collie mix named Yaffa

Lost: A Silver Lake pit bull/collie mix named Yaffa

Submitted by pet owner Yaffa is female, 4 years  old, black and white, 50 lbs, and a pit bull/border collie mix.  She’s been gone since Thursday night the 22nd, please help!  The folks over at the pet supply store, Collar and Leash on Hyperion and Fountain, said a man (tall, older, grey/brown hair) brought her [...]