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Meet me at Taix Square

Meet me at Taix Square

The City Council today approved a motion to honor Taix French Restaurant by naming the intersection in front of the Echo Park restaurant “Taix Square.”  The ceremonial signs will be installed at Sunset Boulevard and Park Avenue as the family-owned Taix restaurant celebrates its 85th anniversary, 50 of them in Echo Park (the original restaurant [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Historic Filipinotown

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Historic Filipinotown

Plumeria In Bloom, Cypress Park/Photo by Sandy Driscoll Eagle Rock election goes to pot over marijuana dispensaries. L.A. Times Councilman Reyes wants city to make money off digital billboards but residents raise concerns. Daily News & L.A. Times Highland Park screenwriter hits it big with horror film. Patch The new face of the Boyle Heights [...]

Meet the “Morning Crowd” at the Los Feliz golf course

Meet the “Morning Crowd” at the Los Feliz golf course

Photo by Cameron Parkins/Flickr The Los Feliz Muncipal Golf Course,  which is located off Los Feliz Boulevard in Atwater Village, is  perhaps best known for scenes of the course that appeared in the 1996 film “Swingers.”  Who plays at the Los Feliz 3 Par?  In a story for SB Nation, writer Rick Paulas, offer a [...]

Candidates in favor of marijuana dispensaries fail to win over Eagle Rock voters

Candidates in favor of marijuana dispensaries fail to win over Eagle Rock voters

Photo by Tom Prete/Flickr Voters in today’s Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council election rejected many of the candidates–including the head of a cannabis club–who had supported marijuana dispensaries, according to preliminary results.  In the race for council president, Nelson Grande II,  who favors the use of medical marijuana and keeping marijuana stores open, trailed dispensary opponent [...]

Can I make this to go? Police apprehend suspected gunman seated in Echo Park restaurant

Can I make this to go? Police apprehend suspected gunman seated in Echo Park restaurant

A group of customers at an Echo Park restaurant were joined at their table by an unexpected guest: a suspected gunman fleeing police. The 19-year-old man ran into Mohawk Bend and sat at a table with other diners after he  had allegedly fired a gun during a dispute at a nearby liquor store shortly before [...]

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea has created an oasis of coffee of and culture on the eastern edge of El Sereno, reports Alhambra Source. Not only is there coffee, but there are also yoga and art classes as well as a patio (pictured above) and outdoor fireplace. I Will Trade You A Zombie Mask for [...]

Lost: Silver Lake dog goes missing after thunderstorm

Lost: Silver Lake dog goes missing after thunderstorm

Submitted by W. Arrington Our small dog freaked out during the thunderstorm this afternoon and escaped from the yard. She was last seen in Silver Lake at Murray Dr and Hamilton Way, very close to Micheltorena School. She is extremely friendly, and we are worried sick about her. If anyone spots her, please call or [...]

A new (fancy) life for Silver Lake’s Black Cat Tavern

A new (fancy) life for Silver Lake’s Black Cat Tavern

In the same Silver Lake space that only last year hosted Spanish-language drag shows,  sleek chandeliers now dangle from an ornate ceiling in a room with dark-wood paneling and dark-green banquettes. Welcome to The Black Cat, a new Sunset Junction bar and restaurant that has adopted the name of an old bar that operated in [...]

Fire engulfs Echo Park office building*

Fire engulfs Echo Park office building*

Fire crews battled a blaze tonight that broke out in a small office building next to the 101 Freeway in Echo Park, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports. Flames and a thick column of dark smoke shot through the roof  of the commercial building at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Palo Alto Street at [...]

Bulletin Board: Victims (and more) needed for earthquake drill

Bulletin Board: Victims (and more) needed for earthquake drill

Photo Courtesy Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Great ShakeOut Submitted by Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Great ShakeOut It’s not the bright lights of Hollywood, but this weekend your neighbors invite you to put your acting skills to good use. Participants are still needed for this Saturday’s Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Great ShakeOut which takes place from [...]