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Unloved piece of Echo Park Lake demolished

Unloved piece of Echo Park Lake demolished

Pump house demolished. Photo by Stephen Roullier A heavy-duty construction shovel today demolished the cinder-block pump house on the north end of Echo Park Lake as part of an $85-million lake clean up project. Few if any residents objected when city engineers announced that the pump house, erected at the tip of a peninsula that [...]

News & Notes From Atwater and Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Atwater and Mt. Washington

Migrating Monarch, Silver Lake | Photo by Diane Edwardson/Corralitas Red Car Property The legacy of the Mt. Washington map house. L.A. Times L.A. crime stats fall despite a small increase in murder and petty thefts. L.A. Times Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce soliciting questions for upcoming Council District 13 forum.  Atwater Chamber Happening Today: Christmas [...]

Snowman down

Snowman down

Photo by Christine Peters Today’s windy weather took a toll on the tumbleweed holiday decorations in Elysian Park.  They don’t call them tumbleweeds for nothing. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Lost: Australian Cattle Dog in Los Feliz

Lost: Australian Cattle Dog in Los Feliz

Submitted by D. Jargowsky 2 year old 45 lb. Australian Cattle Dog last seen on Sanborn Avenue / Sunset Drive in the Franklin Hills. She’s chipped, but not with our information as we’ve been fostering her. She was wearing a teal & gold collar. She’s very friendly toward people, but not well socialized with other [...]

Merry Christmas from The Eastsider!

Merry Christmas from The Eastsider!

Best wishes to you and all of your family members and friends. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Not What You Think: Making merry with Silver Lake mushrooms

Not What You Think: Making merry with Silver Lake mushrooms

Name that mushroom / Photo by Diane Edwardson For many, Christmas trees and bright lights are the signs of the holiday season. But in a shady section of Silver Lake,  Christmas is heralded by the the sprouting of all forms of mushrooms.  This year’s Christmas Fungus Frenzy, as chronicled by Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson, [...]

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 [...]