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Coyotes out strolling and hunting in Eagle Rock

Coyotes out strolling and hunting in Eagle Rock

Photo by Tanya Ascencio Tanya Ascencio of Eagle Rock looked out of her window this morning to find a pair of coyotes (two of them pictured)  roaming in her front yard before taking a stroll down the street.  Those coyotes, who were later joined by a third, were out for more than a morning stroll, [...]

Lost: A Silver Lake pit bull/collie mix named Yaffa

Lost: A Silver Lake pit bull/collie mix named Yaffa

Submitted by pet owner Yaffa is female, 4 years  old, black and white, 50 lbs, and a pit bull/border collie mix.  She’s been gone since Thursday night the 22nd, please help!  The folks over at the pet supply store, Collar and Leash on Hyperion and Fountain, said a man (tall, older, grey/brown hair) brought her [...]

Botanical designer blooms in Highland Park

Botanical designer blooms in Highland Park

Story by Cynthia Greenburg Photos by Martha Benedict “The big aha was in NY,” Valerie Jurado says. It was there the daughter of Filipino immigrants who grew up in East L.A. suddenly found herself going from mass producing “baby’s-breath-1-800-FLOWER” style arrangements to designing $400 bouquets for Wall Street bankers. Not to mention keeping big ticket [...]

Holiday shoppers – and criminals – hit the malls

Holiday shoppers – and criminals – hit the malls

View Larger Map When it comes to this year’s crime stats,  Capt. Bill Murphy said earlier this week that he expects an increase in the Northeast Division, primarily as a result of a rise in thefts in Eagle Rock, with the Eagle Rock Plaza a traditional hot spot, according to Patch. How hot?  Since  the [...]

New Echo Park development starts to take shape

New Echo Park development starts to take shape

Rendering from Planet Home Living After years of challenges by neighbors, a change of ownership and months of hillside grading, construction recently began on the first of 15 homes in the Artis development in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park.  The wood framing for the small-lot development off Allesandro Street near Rosebud Avenue began [...]

Storefront Report: Silver Lake shop showcases minimalist menswear

Storefront Report: Silver Lake shop showcases minimalist menswear

After teaming up to create a collection of  of menswear, friends Stacey Clark and John Swartz of Silver Lake decided that they needed a storefront to showcase their minimalist-style, Modern Nature line of t-shirts, swim trunks and underwear. The result was the opening earlier this month of the Modern Nature store, which is located in [...]

Toxic spill on your block? Here’s who to call for help

Toxic spill on your block? Here’s who to call for help

What was that white liquid flowing down the gutter on Sunset Boulevard? That’s what Jason Carvey, who shot a video clip of the liquid, wants to know. Carvey was walking on Sunset Bouelvard on the east end of Echo Park when he spotted a white liquid flowing about a quarter of a mile on the [...]

New Silver Lake pathway turns into a waterway

New Silver Lake pathway turns into a waterway

Photo by B. Mindzak/Flickr At first glance it looked as if the Ivanhoe Reservoir, the smaller of the two Silver Lake reservoirs, had sprung a big leak tonight as water gushed through and over a new retaining wall, flooding a new sidewalk and a stretch of Tesla Avenue.  B. Mindzak emailed in the photo above [...]

Sooner or later every empty space in Los Angeles becomes a parking lot

Sooner or later every empty space in Los Angeles becomes a parking lot

Case in point is the former Echo Fuels, aka Magic Gas, the Echo Park gas station that closed without warning  in September and has remained vacant.  Since then, the gas station at the corner of Echo Park and Morton avenue has become a convenient parking lot for customers of  the coffee house, shops and salon [...]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock and Silver Lake

News & Notes From Eagle Rock and Silver Lake

Windows Over Mariachi Plaza, Boyle Heights | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Councilman Huizar faces $10,000 fine over campaign contributions. KPCC Eagle Rock gallery busted for serving alcohol during its last art opening. Patch A “retro” 1991 Silver Lake house back on the market for $879,000. Curbed L.A. Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email [...]