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Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

Eastside Shopper & Diner Report

Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea has created an oasis of coffee of and culture on the eastern edge of El Sereno, reports Alhambra Source. Not only is there coffee, but there are also yoga and art classes as well as a patio (pictured above) and outdoor fireplace. I Will Trade You A Zombie Mask for [...]

Lost: Silver Lake dog goes missing after thunderstorm

Lost: Silver Lake dog goes missing after thunderstorm

Submitted by W. Arrington Our small dog freaked out during the thunderstorm this afternoon and escaped from the yard. She was last seen in Silver Lake at Murray Dr and Hamilton Way, very close to Micheltorena School. She is extremely friendly, and we are worried sick about her. If anyone spots her, please call or [...]

A new (fancy) life for Silver Lake’s Black Cat Tavern

A new (fancy) life for Silver Lake’s Black Cat Tavern

In the same Silver Lake space that only last year hosted Spanish-language drag shows,  sleek chandeliers now dangle from an ornate ceiling in a room with dark-wood paneling and dark-green banquettes. Welcome to The Black Cat, a new Sunset Junction bar and restaurant that has adopted the name of an old bar that operated in [...]

Fire engulfs Echo Park office building*

Fire engulfs Echo Park office building*

Fire crews battled a blaze tonight that broke out in a small office building next to the 101 Freeway in Echo Park, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports. Flames and a thick column of dark smoke shot through the roof  of the commercial building at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Palo Alto Street at [...]

Bulletin Board: Victims (and more) needed for earthquake drill

Bulletin Board: Victims (and more) needed for earthquake drill

Photo Courtesy Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Great ShakeOut Submitted by Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Great ShakeOut It’s not the bright lights of Hollywood, but this weekend your neighbors invite you to put your acting skills to good use. Participants are still needed for this Saturday’s Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Great ShakeOut which takes place from [...]

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Lincoln Heights

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Lincoln Heights

Power Pole & Sunset, Atwater Village | Photo by Sandy Driscoll Scenes from the Eagle Rock Music Festival. Patch Man impales himself on fence after falling from Lincoln Heights building. NBC L.A. Cultures and music collide in Echo Park. Neon Tommy Bloggers don’t live on comments alone! Support The Eastsider with a $25 a year [...]

Newcomer emerges with two-vote lead in race for Echo Park council president

Newcomer emerges with two-vote lead in race for Echo Park council president

Echo Park council candidates Ari Bessendorf (left) and Francisco Torrero (right) Today’s Echo Park neighborhood council election ended with Ari Bessendorf, a first-time council candidate running for president, holding only a two-vote lead over long-time council member Francisco Torrero, according to preliminary results. Bessendorf garnered 268 votes versus 266 for Torrero, according to a canvass [...]

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Echo Park

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Echo Park

Lincoln Heights Modern, Lincoln Heights Vote Today! Atwater Village, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz and Silver Lake neighborhood councils holding elections. The Eastsider Glassell Park native runs the Eagle Rock Music Festival. L.A. West Coast Sound CicLAVia to close down Boyle Heights streets on Sunday. CicLAvia New restaurant and bar in the works for [...]

Silver Lake oak trees get hacked

Silver Lake oak trees get hacked

Photo by Andrew Sears There is not much left of a small cluster of gnarled Coast Like Oaks that clung to a steep Silver Lake hill above the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Bancroft Avenue.   Diane Edwardson of the Corralitas Red Car Property blog reports crews started cutting away at the trees on Wednesday, leaving [...]

Coming Soon To Your Neighborhood: Silver Lake

Coming Soon To Your Neighborhood: Silver Lake

Photo by Kevin Kuzma Apparently Silver Lake’s cachet knows no boundaries.   A sign reading “Coming Soon Silver Lake Juice Bar” has appeared on a Hillhurst Avenue storefront in Los Feliz.  The new juice bar, which is an outpost of  Silver Lake Juice & Tea in Silver Lake, is the most recent example of how the [...]