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Storefront Report: Slurpees to flow on York Boulevard

Storefront Report: Slurpees to flow on York Boulevard

Apparently there is a limit as to how many coffee houses and cafes can open on York Boulevard. Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is preparing to open a store in the former Casa Princesa cafe on the Eagle Rock end of York Boulevard at Tonawanda Avenue. The company has filed for a state license to sell [...]

Silver Lake’s vertical garden gets peeled away

Silver Lake’s vertical garden gets peeled away

Vertical garden in May. Vertical garden coming down. PHoto by Scott Fajack. Plywood revealed behind garden wall. Photo by Scott Fajack. Sections of  the vertical garden that covered a  former Silver Lake beauty salon were removed today in a slow-motion strip tease. The garden was planted more than two years ago by a hair salon [...]

News & Notes from Elysian Valley, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes from Elysian Valley, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

Broken Stairs, El Sereno Elysian Valley residents want naked bike riders covered up. LAist Coroner to investigate infant death in Glassell Park after homicide ruled out. Patch Report disputes LAPD explanation for increase in police shootings. L.A. Times Silver Lake residents split over digging vs. draining at the Silver Lake Reservoir.  L.A. Times & Previously [...]

Summer bursts into bloom in an East L.A. garden

Summer bursts into bloom in an East L.A. garden

Photos by Aurelio Jose Barrera After planting a row of sunflower seeds in late March, photographer Aurelio Jose Barrera enjoyed the results this week when the flowers began blooming in his East Los Angeles garden.  While Barrera enjoyed in the colors, the bees enjoyed  the pollen. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Found: Echo Park pup without a chip or collar

Found: Echo Park pup without a chip or collar

Submitted by R. Keszek I found the sweetest dog this evening hiding in a corner behind the house of a dog I was visiting for a walk. He doesn’t have a chip or collar and he doesn’t look like he was well taken care of so I’m actually not really interested in trying to track [...]

Tofu Chilaquiles & Walnut Sausage Florentine: Vegan brunch now serving in Echo Park

Tofu Chilaquiles & Walnut Sausage Florentine: Vegan brunch now serving in Echo Park

Vegan tacos. Photo by Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva I’m glad I live in a city where the mention of “vegan brunch” actually brings to mind more than a few delicious possibilities. Echo Park and Silver Lake, alone, have more full-on vegan restaurants (that are actually good) than most states in this country. It’s pretty [...]

The Americana at Vermont? Shopping center developer Rick Caruso makes a move on Los Feliz

The Americana at Vermont? Shopping center developer Rick Caruso makes a move on Los Feliz

View US Post Office: Los Feliz in a larger map Will there be a trolly running down Vermont Avenue? Will Frank Sinatra blare over outdoor speakers as fountains shoot into the sky across from Skylight Books and Fred’s 62? Will diners forsake the House of Pies for Cheesecake Factory? So many questions after the Los [...]

Man shot to death on Echo Park stairway*

Man shot to death on Echo Park stairway*

A 35-year-old man was shot to death on an Echo Park stairway this morning in what police suspect may have been a gang-related shooting.  Police have detained one person following the shooting that took place at about 11:15 a.m. on a public stairway near Bellevue and Belmont avenues, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart [...]

City Council to vote on $25,000 reward in Echo Park stabbing

City Council to vote on $25,000 reward in Echo Park stabbing

The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects who yelled anti-gay slurs before stabbing two men in Echo Park last month in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.  News of  reward, proposed by Councilman Eric [...]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Highland Park

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Highland Park

Frogtown Gate, Elysian Valley | Photo by Atwater Village Newbie/Flickr Remains of 19th century wooden wagon found buried at Echo Park Lake. L.A. Times Tattoo shops prepare for increased regulation. Daily News Police officer suffers minor injuries after squad car crashes in Highland Park. Patch Boyle Heights mural “Mujer Del Este De Los Angeles”  gets [...]