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New Echo Park development starts to take shape

New Echo Park development starts to take shape
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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 […]

Eastside Property: Aqua-colored Lincoln Heights Victorian up for grabs

Eastside Property: Aqua-colored Lincoln Heights Victorian up for grabs

The standout property on the 100 block of E. Avenue 35 in Lincoln Heights is this 117-year-old, Caribbean-colored Victorian  across from Hillside Elementary School.  Shades of aqua and turquoise cover an exterior clad in shingles and siding as well as  the front porch, awnings and some planters out back.  Inside, however, there is no aqua, […]

Lost: 20-year-old Silver Lake dog named Kira

Lost: 20-year-old Silver Lake dog named Kira

Submitted by L.Mackenzie Our dog, Kira has been missing from the Silver Lake area since about 5pm today[Saturday, Dec. 8] . I was not home when she went missing, but think that some visitors left the gate open and didn’t notice that she slipped past them. She is very old (20 yrs) and frail. She […]

Kids, canines and cars steal the show at Echo Park’s holiday parade

Kids, canines and cars steal the show at Echo Park’s holiday parade

Today’s Echo Park Community Parade ended with the arrival of Santa on the back of a bright red pick up truck. But way before Santa pulled down Sunset Boulevard,  there was plenty to see, including a procession of kids decked out in holiday costumes and performing in drill and dance teams. A fleet of rumbling […]

Storefront Report: Boyle Heights taqueria gets ready for its Echo Park debut

Storefront Report: Boyle Heights taqueria gets ready for its Echo Park debut

Guisados owner Armando De La Torre It was only a short time after Guisados opened in Boyle Heights that it landed a coveted spot on Jonathan Gold’s list of 99 Essential Restaurants with  tacos de guisado, handmade tortillas filled with flavorful helpings of braised meats and vegetables.  Next month, Guisados plans to open its second […]