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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. [...]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights & Silver Lake

Old School, Elysian Valley | Photo by The Eastsider Silver Lake backyard hawk rescue. Corralitas Red Car Police deny Boyle Heights businesses are getting shaken down.  StreetsBlog Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Echo Park gas station turned parking lot has new owner

Echo Park gas station turned parking lot has new owner

New gas station owner Jafar Rashid If you have been parking your car in the abandoned Magic Gas station in Echo Park, get ready to find a new parking space.  The  gas station that has in recent years seen several owners come and go has once again found a new proprietor, Jafar Rashid, who owns [...]

Death investigation underway in Echo Park

Death investigation underway in Echo Park

LAPD has blocked Lucretia Avenue at Morton Avenue in Echo Park tonight following the death of a man in his home, an officer at the scene said.  Despite the presence of several squad cars and officers, there are no suspects at large and the incident is not being treated as a homicide,  said Sgt Gutierrez. [...]

Found: Black and white terrier from Elysian Heights

Found: Black and white terrier from Elysian Heights

Submitted by C. Peters He was found on 1/26 in Elysian Heights / Echo Park area.  He had been wandering the Park and the streets around Elysian Heights. He’s at the North Central Shelter, which  is about to get slammed with dogs from South LA which is moving to a new location, and NOC will be [...]

Found: Body of cat with silver collar found in Angeleno Heights

Found: Body of cat with silver collar found in Angeleno Heights

Submitted by A. Hill Body of cat found last  tonight in Angeleno Heights near intersection of West Kensington and Laveta Terrace.  Cat had thin silver/white collar with a rhinestone pattern, no tags attached to collar.  Possibly a Himalayan (long haired with pale fawn to black coloring).  Please contact me at aehboston@gmail.com for further information. Lost & Found is [...]

A new busway or elevated train line to Pasadena? What East L.A. may get out of closing the 710 Freeway gap

A new busway or elevated train line to Pasadena? What East L.A. may get out of closing the 710 Freeway gap

Cross section of what an elevated rail line would like on Mednick Avenue at the 60 Freeway. Rendering from Caltrans. By C.J. Salgado With memories on hand, I headed over to my alma mater where Metro and Caltrans held one of its All Communities Convening Open House at Cal State L.A. this past Saturday morning [...]

Ballot Box: Does City Council candidate John Choi deserve credit for new park projects?

Ballot Box: Does City Council candidate John Choi deserve credit for new park projects?

The March 5 City Council election is less than six weeks away. That means registered voters in Council District 1 and Council District 13 can expect to be bombarded with campaign mailers, emails and robocalls extolling the track record and virtue of the candidates. The Eastsider will be asking questions and seeking more details about [...]

Silver Lake and Los Feliz schools turn soccer match into a fundraiser

Silver Lake and Los Feliz schools turn soccer match into a fundraiser

Photos by Michael Sandoval The second annual Los Silver Lake Soccer Tournament on Saturday proved to be a cliff hanger, with the teams representing Franklin Avenue Elementary of Los Feliz and Silver Lake’s Ivanhoe Elementary tied at the 90-minute mark. After a double overtime, Franklin emerged victorious 3 to 1.  Despite Saturday’s score, both schools [...]

News & Notes From East L.A. & Montecito Heights

News & Notes From East L.A. & Montecito Heights

The Colors of the Zona Rosa, Boyle Heights | Photo by Susan Catherine/Flickr Motorcyclist killed after colliding with truck on Arroyo Seco Parkway in  Montecito Heights. Patch Developers and property owners, after killing city real estate tax, now supporting  increasing city sales tax.  Daily News Ex-convict arrested after four-hour, rooftop stand off in East L.A. [...]