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Sunday in the dungeon with Jackson Browne

Sunday in the dungeon with Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne shares stories about his Highland Park family home during a stop in the dungeon. /Photo by Martha Benedict Severin (left) and Jackson Browne/Martha Benedict From a bell tower and chapel to a pipe organ and a dungeon-like basement, the nearly century old Abbey San Encino, a Highland Park landmark clad in Arroyo Stone, [...]

Scenes from the Echo Park Art Walk

Scenes from the Echo Park Art Walk

Photos by Martha Benedict The sidewalks of Echo Park Avenue and nearby streets were lively this afternoon as the Echo Park Art Walk attracted fans of art and crafts as well as music and performance. And for those in search of a deal and a meal, there were merchant specials and food trucks, too.  Martha [...]

Save The Date for Femmes: A Tragedy; Spring In Frogtown and Echo Park Art Walk

Save The Date for Femmes: A Tragedy; Spring In Frogtown and Echo Park Art Walk

Femmes: A Tragedy/Photo courtesy Gina Young A busy weekend coming up for arts and performance. Tonight,  Femmes: A Tragedy, a contemporary Lesbian take on Clare Booth Luce’s 1936 comedy  The Women, opens at the Lyric-Hyperion Theater in Silver Lake.  On Saturday in Atwater Village, artist Margaret Adachi substitutes animals for humans in a one-day exhibit [...]

Cal State L.A. evacuated after bomb threat *

Cal State L.A. evacuated after bomb threat *

The students and staff of Cal State L.A. have been ordered to leave the El Sereno campus immediately in the wake of an apparent bomb threat. “The campus is being evacuated due to an emergency,” according to a posting on the college’s Twitter feed.   The warnings have also been issued over campus loud speakers and [...]

Silver Lake bomb scare triggered by empty pressure cooker *

Silver Lake bomb scare triggered by empty pressure cooker *

Police close off Glendale Boulevard at Fletcher Drive during bomb scare. A Silver Lake shopping center was evacuated and nearby streets closed down this afternoon after the LAPD bomb squad inspected and popped open a  suspicious device – a pressure cooker – left in the parking lot.  The shiny pressure cooker in the parking lot [...]

Save The Date: Highland Park Medieval-style landmark open for tours

Save The Date: Highland Park Medieval-style landmark open for tours

Photo by Martha Benedict By Nicole Possert A rare glimpse inside a Medieval-style landmark of Arroyo Culture – the Abbey San Encino in Highland Park – will be available  to the public this coming Sunday, April 21, as part of a  fundraising  for Highland Park Heritage Trust.  This private home  built in 1915 with stones hauled [...]

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 [...]