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New Boyle Heights Walgreens divides a family of pharmacists

New Boyle Heights Walgreens divides a family of pharmacists
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Photo by Ano Lobb/flickr When Walgreens prepared to open a new Boyle Heights store earlier this year on Cesar Chavez Avenue, the drug store chain approached Michael Ramirez, who owns the nearby Farmacia Ramirez, about buying him out. Ramirez, whose father, Eddie, founded the pharmacy more than 30 years ago, rejected the offer. But his […]

Lincoln Heights actress now stars as puppet master

Lincoln Heights actress now stars as puppet master

Libby Letlow (left) with fellow Avenue Q performers and puppets. Photo by Michael Lamont. Libby Letlow has worked as an actress since age 16,  performing on the children’s’  television show Masked Rider and later working in film, theater and other  TV productions.   But when the Lincoln Heights resident takes to the stage in the upcoming […]

Eastside scenes from Election Day: Misguided voters; “I Voted” cookies; Dems party at Dodger Stadium

Eastside scenes from Election Day: Misguided voters; “I Voted” cookies; Dems party at Dodger Stadium

Voters and poll workers at St. Theresa Avila school in Silver Lake Echo Park garage doubles as polling place They came with their dogs, lined up at community centers and cast their votes in garages. Voters across the Eastside today headed to their polling places-if they could find them-to elect a President as well as […]

News & Notes From Highland Park, Historic Filipinotown & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Highland Park, Historic Filipinotown & Silver Lake

Rambler With Banana Trees, Echo Park | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr Vote! Polls close at 8 p.m. Find your polling place at lavote.gov Councilman proposes $50,000 reward in connection with the slaying of a church goer who confronted a tagger outside a Historic Filipinotown church. L.A. Now Highland Park middle school dedicates $30 million multipurpose […]

Echo Park council member indicted on immigration fraud

Echo Park council member indicted on immigration fraud

Tabafunda's photo and council candidate statement Last month Lila Tabafunda  was sworn in as a new member of the Echo Park neighborhood council after promoting herself as being involved in community service,  fighting child abuse and  supporting business.  But, only a few days earlier, Tabafunda was arrested as she was boarding a Mexico-bound cruise ship […]

Where’s that noise coming from?

Where’s that noise coming from?

Sounds the Hard Haunted Mansion, an outdoor rave being held tonight on four stages across he Cornfields State Park near Chinatown, is being heard  from Echo Park and Angeleno Heights to El Sereno and Lincoln Heights.  Many people are not happy about it, judging by comments on Twitter: We can hear the #cornfield rave party […]

Sponsored Post: Contemporary-style hilltop duplex open Sunday in Glassell Park

Sponsored Post: Contemporary-style hilltop duplex open Sunday in Glassell Park

Attention all Eastsiders: Open house with live music, food, and refreshments, this Sunday, Nov. 4 from  from 12  p.m to 4 p.m. at 2304 Carlyle Place in Glassell Park. Come see one of the most impressive transformations a duplex in Northeast L.A. has ever seen. With hilltop views of Dodger Stadium and Downtown L.A., this […]

Marigolds, memories and pan dulce

Marigolds, memories and pan dulce

While many have merged Halloween and Day of Dead into a mega, end-of-October shopping, partying and-drinking extravaganza, Día de los Muertos or  Day of the Day is traditionally celebrated in Mexico on Nov. 1 (All Saints Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls Day).   Today, Elysian Heights Elementary held a post-pumpkin, Day of the Dead celebration complete […]

Storefront Report: Silver Lake record label looking for a roommate

Storefront Report: Silver Lake record label looking for a roommate

When the owners of Dangerbird Records took over a former Silver Lake furniture store, they hired  local architect Barbara Bestor to remake the Sunset Boulevard building into a free-flowing compound that suited the up-and-coming indie music company. But times have been tough in the music business since Dangerbird, which is home to such acts as […]

East L.A. artist brings “Freeway Kids” out of hibernation*

East L.A. artist brings “Freeway Kids” out of hibernation*

Photo by Gil Ortiz Raul Gonzales working on Freeway Kid/Gil Ortiz Motorists driving on the 101 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles have been watching since late September as the boys and girls featured in L.A. Freeway Kids, a 1984 mural by Glenna Boltuch Avila,  have emerged from underneath layers of gray paint.   Artist and […]