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The Plachinta Melt: A tasty Romanian twist on lunch

The Plachinta Melt: A tasty Romanian twist on lunch
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By Valentina Silva Not too far from Verdugo Bar, hiding under a “Bakery #1″ sign in a Glassell Park strip mall, is a breakfast and lunch spot that should be packed every day. It’s not, and selfishly I’d like to keep it that way, but I believe in restaurant karma. So, here it goes: Lemon […]

Eastside Flower Power

Eastside Flower Power

A field of flowers blooms next to the train tracks in El Sereno. No need to head up to Antelope Valley or the L.A. County Arboretum for a display of spring-time blooms. A Saturday drive from City Terrace to Highland Park revealed that the Eastside was in full bloom, with fragrant clumps of wisteria hanging […]

Echo Park man shot by police gets a show of support

Echo Park man shot by police gets a show of support

The Los Angeles Police Department has remained quiet about last Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting in Echo Park that left one man injured until an investigation is completed. While police have declined to provide details about the incident, the friends of the family of the injured man have set up a large “Get Well Dizzy” card made […]

Something new underfoot at Echo Park Lake

Something new underfoot at Echo Park Lake

Construction worker takes a walk on new, eco-friendly pavement/Kevin Break When Echo Park Lake reopens to the public in May after a multimillion clean up and renovation, most of the attention will be drawn to the lake, of course, and the landmark bridge, boathouse and Lady Of The Lake statute. But visitors may also want […]

Little Joy Sneak Peak: The bar is nice but look at that ladies room

Little Joy Sneak Peak: The bar is nice but look at that ladies room

Behold the bathroom. Photo by Hussein Katz For several months now Little Joy has been locked up tight as new owners gave the Echo Park hipster dive bar a makeover that features a contemporary, industrial-style with Art Deco touches.  Echo Park resident Joaquin Reyna-Donaldson and business partner Don Andes added a new oak bar and […]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock & Highland Park

News & Notes From Eagle Rock & Highland Park

Air Suspension, Echo Park |Photo by Gerald Gonzales/Flickr The life and final days of  artist and former Highland Park resident Mike Kelley.  WSJ Another day, another burglary in Eagle Rock. Patch Echo Park’s former Magic Gas station to become a Chevron, say new owners Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS […]

One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting

One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting

A Lincoln Heights man was fatally wounded Tuesday night after being shot multiple times while sitting outside his home, police said.  The shooting on Smith Street near Pasadena Avenue involved two unknown suspects who opened fire on the victim at about 7:30 p.m., said Hollenbeck Homicide Detective Douglas Kirkland.  No further information was immediately available. […]

A Chicano band from Boyle Heights celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a Celtic punk performance

A Chicano band from Boyle Heights celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a Celtic punk performance

Ollin at the Satellite/ Photos by Nathan Solis By Nathan Solis The St. Patrick’s Day celebration at The Satellite in Silver Lake on Sunday had many of the classic trappings of the holiday, with the crowd breaking out into impromptu Irish jigs and people swinging on each others’ arms. But, on stage, the Boyle Heights […]

Pope Francis shares name with Silver Lake parish church

Pope Francis shares name with Silver Lake parish church

Franciscan Father Salvadore Parisi and Lydia Emnace/Photo by Brenda Rees By Brenda Rees Parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Church of Silver Lake have a little more reason to celebrate this weekend with a pontifical connection. The soon-to-be installed pope of the Roman Catholic Church has taken the name of St. Francis after the 12th […]

News & Notes From Atwater, Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Atwater, Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

This Way, Silver Lake | Photo by Jennifer L. Porter /Flickr Atwater’s Tam O Shanter to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with 5,000 pints of beer and 1,000 pounds of corned beef.  L.A. Mag Riverside Cinema:  Fundraiser launched to create a bike-in movie theater on the L.A. River. Curbed L.A. Church plans 62-unit senior apartment complex […]