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Unmoderated: A Reading of Eastsider Comments

Unmoderated: A Reading of Eastsider Comments

Saturday, March 9 @ 2 pm Taix Lounge, 1911 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park Free but a contribution is requested (Bloggers can’t live on comments alone!) Directed by Rory Mitchell Cast: Noel Arthur (Bad Lieutentant: Port of Call New Orleans) Brian Beacock, Alison Cardoso (PLUR, Cartel), Jennifer DeFilippo, Jeff Galfer (The River, Buried Treasure), Kimberly Irion [...]

Storefront Report: Garage Pizza owner expands into the Silver Lake bar scene

Storefront Report: Garage Pizza owner expands into the Silver Lake bar scene

Photo courtesy Adi Kancharla Before opening Garage Pizza in Silver Lake and downtown, Jay Batten was a long-time bartender, working the bars at 4100 and Edendale Grill. On Valentine’s Day, Batten fullfilled the dream of many bartenders by opening his own place, Jay’s Bar in Silver Lake. The bar and gastropbub, featuring polished cement floors [...]

Ballot Box: How much was your vote worth? Prices vary

Ballot Box: How much was your vote worth? Prices vary

Photo by AkZOPhoto/Flickr The $3 million spent on Tuesday’s Council District 1 and Council District 13 elections  did not exactly trigger a flood of voting. In the Council District 1 race, former State Senator Gil Cedillo took first place with 6,113 votes, according to the unofficial tally from the City Clerk. But those votes did [...]

Ballot Box: Cedillo leading in Council District 1 election; O’Farrell ahead in Council District 13 tally

Ballot Box: Cedillo leading in Council District 1 election; O’Farrell ahead in Council District 13 tally

* Updated @ 1:09 a.m., Wednesday, March 6 Former Public Works Commissioner John Choi and former city council deputy Mitch O’Farrell appear to be headed to a run-off election to replace termed-out Eric Garcetti as councilman of the 13th District based on the most recent but not yet final results from Tuesday’s voting. Meanwhile, in [...]

News & Notes From Highland Park & Lincoln Heights

News & Notes From Highland Park & Lincoln Heights

Sofa Dog, Highland Park | Photo by Jesselyn Antonio/Flickr Mayor and council seats up for grabs in today’s municipal elections. L.A. Now Voter Info:  Polling Place Locator & L.A. City Council Election Guide Pop-up cinema featuring gay filmmakers opens in Highland Park. Patch Slow-moving police pursuit ends in Lincoln Heights. CBS2 Read the Full Story [...]

Don’t expect things to flow quickly if you canoe down the L.A. River

Don’t expect things to flow quickly if you canoe down the L.A. River

Photo by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers/Flickr A proposal to open up the L.A River through Cypress Park and Elysian Valley to boating this summer conjures up images of a lazy afternoon spent drifting down stream. The reality, however, will be much different.  In fact, it sounds like anyone who attempts to kayak or canoe [...]

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 [...]