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News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Highland Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Highland Park

Crosses & Graffiti, Echo Park | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Former Boyle Heights high school teacher pleads guilty to having sex with teenage students. CBS2 Police seeking help to find 14-year-old Highland Park runaway. Missing Kids Wife of motorcyclist who was left seriously injured after being hit by a car in Glassell Park is seeking [...]

News & Notes From East L.A., Elysian Heights & Silver Lake

News & Notes From East L.A., Elysian Heights & Silver Lake

Color Conundrum, Silver Lake Artist Paul McCarthy buys East L.A. industrial building for $9 million. Money & Co. Results from this weekend’s Silver Lake Storm Watch. [sic] Pasadena museum pays tribute to former Elysian Heights wood cut artist Paul Landacre. Culture Monster Bloggers don’t live on comments alone! Support The Eastsider by purchasing a Reader [...]

East L.A. festival mixes bicycling, safety & fun

East L.A. festival mixes bicycling, safety & fun

A kid-friendly lesson in bike safety./Photo by By C.J. Salgado By C.J. Salgado It wasn’t just the park ducks that were out and about  on Saturday enjoying the drizzly weather at the East Los Angeles Civic Center. Local families, too, came out for the East L.A. Safe Connections Festival, which featured Metro’s proposal to make [...]

Construction crew has a close call with fast-rising L.A. River

Construction crew has a close call with fast-rising L.A. River

Fast rising L.A. River submerges pick up truck near Fletcher Drive. Photo by Peter Merryman It does not take much rain to quickly raise the water level of L.A. River. That’s what a construction crew working in the riverbed learned this afternoon as fast-rising water breached a temporary concrete barrier near Atwater Village, according to [...]

Sister Aimee musical fails to inspire New York critics

Sister Aimee musical fails to inspire New York critics

The story of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who founded Angelus Temple in Echo Park, has captivated many people.  But New York theater critics are harder to please.  The Thursday night opening of “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson” on Broadway met with some mixed reviews for the musical created by TV host [...]

Is it time for Hermon to recover its lost identity?

Is it time for Hermon to recover its lost identity?

Via Marisol was once known as Hermon Avenue. The death of former councilman Arthur K. Snyder last week triggered a tweet and suggestion from the former Highland Park blogger known as Waltarrrr: Former LA Councilman Art Snyder is dead. So can we please revert Via Marisol back to Hermon Avenue now??? #90042 Huh? What does [...]

Found: Sony camera at Sunset Junction

Found: Sony camera at Sunset Junction

Submitted by Taylor B. I found a Sony Nex-7 camera this morning at Sunset Junction and I’d like to try to get it back to it’s owner. If they lost a Sony Nex-7 at Sunset Junction in the last 24 hours,  they can email me at funkychow@mac.com with a description of what photos are on [...]

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Los Feliz

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Los Feliz

Lovely Weeds, Echo Park | Photo by Victoria Harding/Flickr Big Ballot: 92 candidates file papers to run in March city election, including 20 in Council District 13. L.A. Now Five violent crimes in a week puts Eagle Rock on crime alert list.  L.A. Now Highland Park parade honors veterans. Patch N.Y. Times pays a visit [...]

Christmas under construction in the King Taco parking lot

Christmas under construction in the King Taco parking lot

By Erik Luna How do people in East Los Angeles know Christmas is around the corner? It’s when an enormous, artificial Christmas tree begins to be assembled in the parking lot of the  King Taco at  Ford and Third streets in what has become an East L.A. holiday tradition. The tree, which started to take [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington. | Photo by Martha Benedict Live music and dancing to return to Silver Lake’s Los Globos. Patch Glassell Park pigeon parking. AV News Councilman Huizar seeks $25,000 reward to help find vandals of Boyle Heights veteran’s memorial.  City of L.A. Happening Today Silver Lake Neighborhood Garage Sale Second Saturday Gallery Night [...]