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News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Garvanza, Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Garvanza, Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

Ven A Mi Todos, Highland Park | Photo by Nathan Solis/Avenue Meander The Burrito King: Manuel Rojas, owner of Boyle Heights’  El Tepeyac, dies. L.A. Observed Mayoral candidates pledge to reopen Southwest Museum. Patch Eight new homes to be built on a Silver Lake lot. Curbed L.A. Orange County builder to complete 14-home Garvanza development. [...]

The Wronkse Brothers: Making small homes hip, popular and profitable

The Wronkse Brothers: Making small homes hip, popular and profitable

Kevin (left) and Hardy Wronske/Photo by Martha Benedict First project on Patton Street project in Echo Park. Photo courtesy Heyday Partnership By Brenda Rees They are smart, sleek and small – and probably in a neighborhood near you. Leading a quiet revolution in the housing development landscape, Heyday Partnership is changing minds and raising eyebrows [...]

Eastside Design: Echo Park house flip recycles the past

Eastside Design: Echo Park house flip recycles the past

The home’s nearly century-old charm welcomes visitors off the street. The back of the home features a new addition in corrugated metal. The 1907 Echo Park cottage on Lemoyne Street was a mess after decades of  neglect.   There was wood rot and the back stairs had collapsed. There was no heating or cooling system to [...]

A rainbow of color from Glassell Park to Lincoln Heights

A rainbow of color from Glassell Park to Lincoln Heights

Rainbow crashes into Lincoln Heights. Photo by Diane Edwardson Silver Lake blogger Edwardson  described it as a “big-ass” rainbow.  ”Super-dooper” is what Martha Benedict of Montecito Heights called it. No matter what words were used, the sight of single and double rainbows leaping across the late afternoon skies today was a breathtaking sight.  One rainbow [...]

Ballot Box: Council District 1 mailer focuses attention on candidate’s spending habits

Ballot Box: Council District 1 mailer focuses attention on candidate’s spending habits

Gardea campaign mailer The race to replace termed out First District Councilman Ed Reyes  has refocused attention on the spending habits of  one of the top candidates: State Senator Gil Cedillo.  Not surprisingly, the issue was raised by Cedillo rival Jose Gardea, Chief of Staff to Reyes, in a mailer that arrived in voters’ homes [...]

Echo Park pet owner mourns the loss of a “best friend” in coyote attack

Echo Park pet owner mourns the loss of a “best friend” in coyote attack

Eddie Hernandez and Loki. Photo courtesy Eddie Hernandez Eddie Hernandez was initially reluctant to adopt Loki, a young Chihuahua that Hernandez’ sister-in-law rescued from the streets of Rialto last summer. “I was hesitant to adopt him at first because I had to put down my previous Chihuahua of 13 years due to illness,” said Hernandez [...]

Found: Eagle Rock chicken plucked from freeway exit

Found: Eagle Rock chicken plucked from freeway exit

Submitted by B. Reese We found it today wandering the exit ramp off the 134 freeway. It’s roosting right now … our cats are FREAKED OUT! Send email to Brenda@brendarees.com. Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or start a conversation on neighborhood news, issues problems & [...]

Montecito Heights volunteers take on a poisonous problem: The Castor Bean

Montecito Heights volunteers take on a poisonous problem: The Castor Bean

The deadly Castor Bean.  Photo by Martha Benedict Along with the Tree of  Heaven, one of the invasive plants to thrive in the empty lots and hillsides of the Eastide is the Castor Bean plant.  The tree-like shrub  with reddish-green leaves can quickly crowd out native plants and its seeds are toxic to human as [...]

Ballot Box: Council candidates present ideas to turn around Atwater’s Fletcher Drive

Ballot Box: Council candidates present ideas to turn around Atwater’s Fletcher Drive

View Larger Map When it comes to Atwater Village’s main commercial streets,  Fletcher Drive has lagged way behind Glendale and Los Feliz boulevard in attracting new shops and businesses.  How can the approximately six-block stretch of Fletcher between the Los Angeles River and Casitas Avenue be revitalized and be made more attractive? That was the [...]

90022 Pride

90022 Pride

Photo by C.J. Salgado In a departure from the standard U.S. Postal Service uniform,  this  East Los Angeles mail carrier sported an ELA Station 90022 t-shirt when making his regular rounds on the 500 Block of Hoefner Avenue.  “Here’s our U.S. mail carrier doing his job with pride,” said C.J. Salgado, who snapped the photo above. [...]