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Eastside Property: Aqua-colored Lincoln Heights Victorian up for grabs

Eastside Property: Aqua-colored Lincoln Heights Victorian up for grabs

The standout property on the 100 block of E. Avenue 35 in Lincoln Heights is this 117-year-old, Caribbean-colored Victorian  across from Hillside Elementary School.  Shades of aqua and turquoise cover an exterior clad in shingles and siding as well as  the front porch, awnings and some planters out back.  Inside, however, there is no aqua, [...]

Lost: 20-year-old Silver Lake dog named Kira

Lost: 20-year-old Silver Lake dog named Kira

Submitted by L.Mackenzie Our dog, Kira has been missing from the Silver Lake area since about 5pm today[Saturday, Dec. 8] . I was not home when she went missing, but think that some visitors left the gate open and didn’t notice that she slipped past them. She is very old (20 yrs) and frail. She [...]

Kids, canines and cars steal the show at Echo Park’s holiday parade

Kids, canines and cars steal the show at Echo Park’s holiday parade

Today’s Echo Park Community Parade ended with the arrival of Santa on the back of a bright red pick up truck. But way before Santa pulled down Sunset Boulevard,  there was plenty to see, including a procession of kids decked out in holiday costumes and performing in drill and dance teams. A fleet of rumbling [...]

Storefront Report: Boyle Heights taqueria gets ready for its Echo Park debut

Storefront Report: Boyle Heights taqueria gets ready for its Echo Park debut

Guisados owner Armando De La Torre It was only a short time after Guisados opened in Boyle Heights that it landed a coveted spot on Jonathan Gold’s list of 99 Essential Restaurants with  tacos de guisado, handmade tortillas filled with flavorful helpings of braised meats and vegetables.  Next month, Guisados plans to open its second [...]

Holiday decorations tumble into Elysian Park

Holiday decorations tumble into Elysian Park

Photos by Christine Peters For a while there it looked like the holidays would come and go without the tumbleweed snowmen and snowwomen taking their place in Elysian Park.  But this morning, the decorative figures fashioned from tumbleweeds, buckets and the tips of playing field cones  made their annual appearance after being installed along Stadium [...]

Found: Sweet dog hiding in Highland Park carport

Found: Sweet dog hiding in Highland Park carport

Submitted by B. Bedard I found this beautiful boy hiding from the rain in my carport on Sunday, 12/2/12. He is incredibly sweet and affectionate and is always trying to play with my dog. If this is your dog please, contact  bridget@bridgetbedard.com Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Northeast L.A.

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Northeast L.A.

Victorian Blooms, Angeleno Heights | Photo by Wil Aguinaga/Flickr Police ask for help finding a 17-year-old Echo Park area runaway.  Missing Kids Is Boyle Heights still a “food desert” after fourth supermarket opens? Boyle Heights Beat Northeast L.A. Film Festival plans big for the future.  Patch Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Will hitching posts at Sunset & Alvarado make Echo Park more beautiful?

Will hitching posts at Sunset & Alvarado make Echo Park more beautiful?

Sunset & Alvarado – without hitching posts Hitching posts at Sunset and Alvarado.  Click here for more details. Rendering from Bureau of Street Services The city has $1 million in federal money to spend on beautifying Sunset Boulevard through Echo Park.  Last week, residents got a peek at some of the initial plans and ideas [...]

Echo Park’s sidewalk sofas get a show of their own

Echo Park’s sidewalk sofas get a show of their own

Photo by Angela Wood Walk in any direction in Echo Park and you are likely to soon come upon a couch. All kinds of couches, tossed out on the curb and sidewalk. Puffy vinyl corner groups. Sofa sleepers. Love seats scrawled with graffiti. And the occasional orphaned ottoman. Along with taco trucks and hipsters, the [...]

Bring a Broom: Silver Lake takes on the task of cleaning up Sunset Boulevard

Bring a Broom: Silver Lake takes on the task of cleaning up Sunset Boulevard

Photo by edmundv/flickr The 1-1/2 miles of Sunset Boulevard that slices through Silver Lake has attracted a growing number of  high-end restaurants and bars  and fashionable shops  in recent years.  But a closer look also reveals plenty of litter and other trash. That’s why the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is looking for volunteers to help [...]