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Highland Park teen’s interest in art leads to the gallery next door

Highland Park teen’s interest in art leads to the gallery next door

Artist-in-training Catalina Bolivar/Nathan Solis By Nathan Solis It was seven years ago that Catalina Bolivar and her grandmother went next door to Avenue 50 Studio and asked about enrolling the girl in drawing classes at the Highland Park art space. Curator Cathy Gallegos wanted to help but only had drawing classes for adults. “So I [...]

Frogtown Artwalk showcases art, music, L.A. River and Hula Hooping

Frogtown Artwalk showcases art, music, L.A. River and Hula Hooping

Elysian Valley – aka Frogtown – will host its 6th Annual Frogtown Artwalk this Saturday, September 28. The vibrant community that sits on the edge of the LA River  is home to an eclectic mix of talented artisans and craftsmen. This weekend, visitors will have a chance to explore the neighborhood and wander along the [...]

Silver Lake’s Flore remains a go-to mainstay for omnivores and vegans alike

Silver Lake’s Flore remains a go-to mainstay for omnivores and vegans alike

Rice Bowl/Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva Vegan food has become quite the rage in past few years, breaking through to the mainstream with chains like Native Foods, Veggie Grill and Real Food Daily. Still, by my estimations, none of them have managed to even come close to Silver Lake’s Flore Vegan Cuisine. This mainstay cafe [...]

Atwater council meetings are the cat’s meow

Atwater council meetings are the cat’s meow

Benjamin, the council cat/Tony Cella By Tony Cella During a recent meeting of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council held at a local church,  a white-haired stakeholder named Benjamin turned around in the pew where he was seated. He then jumped onto the top of the pew and strutted for a few steps before hopping down to [...]

Glendale-Hyperion bridge prepares for a $50 million makeover

Glendale-Hyperion bridge prepares for a $50 million makeover

Rendering of Glendale-Hyperion bridge after project has been completed/Bureau of Engineering It’s one of Los Angeles’ iconic river bridges, the Glendale-Hyperion bridge that connects Atwater Village with Silver Lake and Los Feliz has appeared in numerous photos and films. There’s even a miniature version of it at the Disneyland California Adventure theme park. But the [...]

City employee suffers severe injuries crossing Silver Lake street *

City employee suffers severe injuries crossing Silver Lake street *

Officers conduct investigation on Silver Lake Boulevard A city employee suffered severe injuries this morning after being struck by a vehicle near the Silver Lake Dog Park. Sgt.  Kevin Custard with the LAPD Central Traffic Bureau said the victim was hit near Silver Lake Boulevard and Fanning Street at about 8:20 a.m. The incident is [...]

Found in Eagle Rock: Two female dogs on Colorado

Found in Eagle Rock: Two female dogs on Colorado

Submitted by Paul We found these two small female dogs in Eagle Rock around 7pm on September 20, running in and out of traffic on the South side of Colorado, East of Townsend. They aren’t microchipped but have matching collars and have been well taken care of up to getting lost. The black and white [...]

New Eagle Rock bike lanes roll in next week

New Eagle Rock bike lanes roll in next week

Rendering of Colorado Boulevard bike lane./LADOT After many months of debate and meetings, city workers next week will begin the work of restriping Colorado Boulevard to make more room for cyclists and less room for motor vehicles. The changes are part of a program to improve safety, slow down traffic and create a more pedestrian-friend [...]

Moonshine

Moonshine

Photo by Matt Hartman Matt Hartman of Glassell Park aimed his camera skyward tonight to capture shots of tonight’s moon as we approach the autumnal equinox and the beginning of autumn on Sunday.  The Griffith Observatory’s Sky Report provided more information about the lunar display: Full moon is on the night of the 18th, and [...]

Echo Park truck stop

Echo Park truck stop

Semi-truck at Cerro Gordo and Vestal in Elysian Heights/Bug Wuller Pitty the drivers of semi-trucks, buses and stretch limousines who are unaware of the steep hills of Echo Park and Elysian Heights.  The driver of a white-semi truck learned a lesson in neighborhood topography tonight after his vehicle got stuck at Cerro Gordo Street and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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