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Ballot Box: When in doubt, bring in the kids and dogs

Ballot Box: When in doubt, bring in the kids and dogs

Emile Mack with child and dog. Gil Cedillo mailer featuring grand daughters and Josh Post mailer with his dog, Hugo. The final flurry of campaign mailers before Tuesday’s March 5 municipal elections reveals that some of the candidates in the Council District 1 and Council District 13 races are drawing upon their family and furry [...]

Debs Park runners face an uphill challenge

Debs Park runners face an uphill challenge

Photo by Martha Benedict Runners in today’s 4-Mile Hill Challenge in Debs Park take on the first of many hills in the photo above by Martha Benedict.  More photos and race results to come. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Space For Rent: Echo Park council abandons troubled office space

Space For Rent: Echo Park council abandons troubled office space

Outdoor portion of former Echo Park council office. It’s been about three years since the leaders of Echo Park neighborhood council threw a block party to celebrate the grand opening of its new office and community center, a former Bank of America walk-up teller office that board members and volunteers cleaned, painted and remodeled. Peek [...]

Police close off Silver Lake streets

Police close off Silver Lake streets

Silver Lake residents  near Coronado Terrace and Kent Street were told to stay indoors tonight as police blocked off traffic and searched an apartment building, according to neighbors. The Rampart Division had no information about the incident and a police helicopter has left the area but at one point  residents said officers appeared to be [...]

Lost: Echo Park cat named Jackson

Lost: Echo Park cat named Jackson

Submitted by Kat B. Please help us find Jackson! Jackson is a male tuxedo cat last seen near Reservoir/Mohawk in Echo Park on 2/23. Jackson is an indoor/outdoor cat and doesn’t wander far from this area. He should be wearing a red collar w/ black ID tag. His most identifying feature is a balding area [...]

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 [...]