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News & Notes From Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Mt. Washington

Deadly fight between adults leaves East L.A. football league players on the sidelines. L.A. Times Thousands celebrate the life of the man who served up the Hollenbeck Burrito . Daily News How the street lamps of Mt. Washington played a role in “Dark Skies” horror movie. Patch Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

The connection between Northeast L.A. crime and real estate

The connection between Northeast L.A. crime and real estate

Photos from Northeast Division (left) and Diana Parkouse/Flickr In announcing his upcoming departure from the Northeast Division on Monday night, Capt. William Murphy, who is being promoted  to commander,  referred to the  Northeast L.A. housing market as a beneficiary of reduced crime during his watch, according to Patch. The story about Murphy’s departure said: He noted [...]

Restaurants under wraps

Restaurants under wraps

The former Larkin’s  restaurant in Eagle Rock (top photo) and Delilah Bakery (bottom) in Echo Park have been covered up in recent days by fumigation tents as both eateries prepare for new owners.  Little Beast, which will be serving up “‘progressive American comfort food,” is moving into the former Colorado Boulevard bungalow once occupied by [...]

Echo Park’s ficus forest gets a bit smaller

Echo Park’s ficus forest gets a bit smaller

Before: Ficus above pictured above in a 2011 Google Maps photo. After: The same spot pictured below after the tree was cut down. A crew from the city’s Bureau of Street Services spent this morning cutting down an approximately 35-foot high ficus tree at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, the most [...]

Bulletin Board: Eagle Rock resident to serve on Latina History Day planning committee

Bulletin Board: Eagle Rock resident to serve on Latina History Day planning committee

Submitted by Sempra Utilities Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), a leading nonprofit statewide Latina leadership and advocacy organization, today announced that Denise Campos, a longtime resident of Eagle Rock and Highland Park, will serve on the planning committee for one of the largest Latina conferences in California, the 22nd Latina History Day Conference set [...]

Silver Lake loses another street festival

Silver Lake loses another street festival

Photo by Parker Knight/Flickr After the sprawling Sunset Junction Street Fair collapsed in 2011,  the attention of many music fans turned to another neighborhood festival, the Silver Lake Jubilee, a fledgling but lively event featuring up-and-coming  performers and community activities.  But anyone who wants to attend this year’s Jubilee will have to go to downtown [...]

Found: Siamese-like cat turns up in Echo Park backyard

Found: Siamese-like cat turns up in Echo Park backyard

Submitted by Susan This beautiful kitten/cat showed up in my backyard.  She has a yellow collar with small white pearls on it, but no tag.  She’s very sweet.  All of the feral male cats have been following her around, so I think she may not be fixed.  I’m going to take her to my vet [...]

Echo Park journalist pursues a different kind of beat

Echo Park journalist pursues a different kind of beat

When she’s not writing stories for the L.A. Times, reporter Kate Linthicum of Echo Park performs as a vocalist for a group called Basement Babies, which this month released a music video featuring a new song, “Avenues.”  Most of the “Avenues” video seems to have been shot in Echo Park, including scenes on the Laveta [...]

Sponsored Post: 1864 Lemoyne Street in Echo Park open this coming weekend

Sponsored Post: 1864 Lemoyne Street in Echo Park open this coming weekend

2013 begins with a revitalized real estate market, the L.A. landscape churning again with profit-minded flippers gunning for quick rehabs. But among them is a firm carving their own, more mindful path: Re-Inhabit. A design+build partnership of passionate, highly skilled artisans, the Re-Inhabit approach can be found in the roots of their name, “restore and [...]

Lost: Atwater Village tabby cat named Oscar

Lost: Atwater Village tabby cat named Oscar

Submitted by R. Bruno We moved to Atwater Village on Saturday, February 9th and our cat went missing on Monday, February 11th in the late morning. She is a grey and brown tabby with a white belly and white stripe on her face. Her right paw is injured and so she walks with a slight [...]