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How do you know you’re in Historic Filipinotown? Look for the neon giraffe

How do you know you’re in Historic Filipinotown? Look for the neon giraffe

Photo courtesy Mark Caballero It was about a year ago that Screen Novelties, an animation firm, moved into a brick building in the Historic Filipinotown section of Echo Park. The firm’s new home at  Temple Street  and Belmont Avenue came with high ceilings, historic character and a 14-foot high old sign featuring a giraffe and the [...]

Endeavour watching from Echo Park and beyond

Endeavour watching from Echo Park and beyond

Endeavour entourage swoops over Montecito Heights. Photo by Martha BenedictPhoto by Martin Cox Photo by Martin Cox From the hills of Echo Park and Montecito Heights and parking lots of Dodger Stadium, residents aimed their cameras and mobile phones skyward early this afternoon to capture shots of Endeavour as the space shuttle took a piggy [...]

Why it’s not a good idea to drink and tag

Why it’s not a good idea to drink and tag

A teenage tagger last Saturday night aimed his spray paint can at an unlikely target: the LAPD Northeast Division station in Glassell Park. The tagger, who is between the age of 14 and 18, hit the San Fernando Road station in three different spots during the incident early Saturday morning, according to Lt. Stacy Spell. [...]

Tournament of Roses kicks Eagle Rock and Highland Park out of Royal Court competition

Tournament of Roses kicks Eagle Rock and Highland Park out of Royal Court competition

Photo by Prayitno/Flickr Last year Franklin High student Sarah Zuno became the first Rose Parade Princess to come from Highland Park. She may also be the last, according to  The Pasadena Star-News.  The newspaper reports that the Pasadena Tournament of Roses has ended a three-year experiment allowing students from Eagle Rock High in Eagle Rock [...]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Silver Lake

Stairwell, Heritage Square, Montecito Heights | Photo by Jennifer Daking/Flickr Fire damages Eagle Rock home on Hartwick Street. Patch Sock Puppet, Sitcom Theater moves to Echo Park. Culture Monster Co-founder of Dangerbird Records leaves Silver Lake indie music label. Pop & Hiss Happening Today: “Cut Both Way”s exhibit opening, Los Feliz. Save the Date Read [...]

What is a Japanese-style burrito? Find out at Eagle Rock’s Masacasa cafe

What is a Japanese-style burrito? Find out at Eagle Rock’s Masacasa cafe

Soba noodle salad/Photo by Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva If there’s one restaurant I’ve been urged to write about lately, it’s Masacasa. This gem of a Japanese cafe in Eagle Rock is hidden in a little strip mall, but its low profile hasn’t kept it from fast becoming a neighborhood favorite. That’s because the menu [...]

Northeast police can expect more room and less toxins in new station

Northeast police can expect more room and less toxins in new station

Rendering of new LAPD Northeast Division station as seen from San Fernando Road. A report by city’s Bureau of Engineering contains the most recent and final renderings of the new and larger LAPD Northeast Division station in Glassell Park.  The report and environmental review also contains information about the current station’s past that many officers [...]

No one likes to wait for a bank teller … not even a dog

No one likes to wait for a bank teller … not even a dog

This dog looks bored as its owner strikes an impatient pose while waiting for a teller at the Citibank Bank branch in Echo Park this morning. Perhaps it’s time to add a doggie deposit door. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Police pursuit heads through Echo Park and Silver Lake

Police pursuit heads through Echo Park and Silver Lake

Police tonight chased a suspected car jacker as he drove through the streets of Echo Park, Silver Lake and surrounding neighborhoods, NBC LA is reporting. Residents reported seeing at least eight police cars and a helicopter overhead during the pursuit as it headed on Sunset Boulevard and southbound on Glendale Boulevard also near Echo Park [...]

Silver Lake man warns neighbors of vehicle break-in on Shadowlawn

Silver Lake man warns neighbors of vehicle break-in on Shadowlawn

A Silver Lake resident named Chris advised his  neighbors on Shadwowlawn Avenue near West Silver Lake Drive to be on lookout for a motorcyclist who early this morning managed to get inside his Lexus parked on the street. The motorcyclist fled the scene after one of Chris’ neighbors who saw the crime taking place shouted [...]