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Boyle Heights shooting leaves one man dead

Boyle Heights shooting leaves one man dead

One man was killed in Boyle Heights this afternoon after another man walked up and shot him, police said. The victim, who is described as a male Latino in his early 30s, was shot shortly after 3 pm near the southwest corner of Fourth Street and Boyle Avenue, according to Sgt. Tyler with the Hollenbeck [...]

Family struggles to keep former El Sereno movie house

Family struggles to keep former El Sereno movie house

The former Mazatlan Theatre in El Sereno has seen better days. The movie house on Eastern Avenue near Huntington Drive has not screened a movie in decades. The marquis on the front of the Art-Deco style building is often blank, and the light bulbs are missing from the letters that spell out MAZATLAN. Inside, the [...]

Sneaking a peak behind the Echo Park Lake green screen

Sneaking a peak behind the Echo Park Lake green screen

It will soon be nearly a year since Echo Park Lake was closed, drained and hidden from view by a nearly mile-long green screen. But the screen, designed to cut down on construction dust during a $65 million clean up,  has been torn open in places, providing windows from which passersby can sneak a peak [...]

Bob Baker puts puppet palace up for sale

Bob Baker puts puppet palace up for sale

Photo from LoopNet It appears that the legendary Bob Baker Marionette Theater  on the southern edge of Echo Park is once again in trouble, with the building and surrounding property at First Street and Glendale Boulevard up for sale at $2.05 million, according to LoopNet.  “We just cannot keep the theater open on ticket sales [...]

LAPD officer fired upon on 5 Freeway near Atwater

LAPD officer fired upon on 5 Freeway near Atwater

An LAPD gang officer driving home early this morning on the 5 Freeway near Atwater Village came under fire from a passing vehicle. The officer was not injured but bullets fired from a sedan struck the side of the officer’s vehicle as it headed northbound on the freeway between Los Feliz Boulevard and Colorado Street, [...]

Sponsored Post: Glassell Park hillside bungalow blends vintage and modern style

Sponsored Post: Glassell Park hillside bungalow blends vintage and modern style

Do not miss seeing this beautifully renovated bungalow in the hills of Glassell Park at 3136 Carlyle Street.  The Geoffrey & Lee Real Estate team will be hosting an open house this Sunday, June 3, with food and refreshments from 2 p.m. -  6 p.m. Dossier Capital has completed another amazing home with their signature style [...]

Car vs Echo Park fire hydrant

Car vs Echo Park fire hydrant

Photo by Robin Nixon It is hard to tell which suffered more damage: The fire hydrant at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Bellevue Avenue next to Echo Park Lake or the  car that hit the hydrant this morning?  Robin Nixon of Echo Park  snapped the photo above as water was still gushing at the [...]

Giant home builder makes its Eagle Rock debut

Giant home builder makes its Eagle Rock debut

The “Grand Opening” signs are up and the banners are waving outside of Mosaic, an 18-home Eagle Rock development being constructed by national home building giant Pulte Homes. Most of the new homes that have been built in Eagle Rock – and across much of the Eastside – are often the work of smaller, independent [...]

“Made In L.A.” becomes a showcase of Eastside artists

“Made In L.A.” becomes a showcase of Eastside artists

Alex Olson. Archivist, 2011. Oil on linen. 51 x 36 in. Courtesy the artist; Lisa Cooley, New York; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. Photo by Lee Thompson. The upcoming “Made in L.A.,” a biennial exhibit featuring young and under-recognized Los Angeles artists, will help prove the point that the Eastside has [...]

Echo Park traffic takes a holiday

Echo Park traffic takes a holiday

Photo courtesy Beth Zeigler Memorial Day found Sunset Boulevard virtually free of traffic this morning. Beth Zeigler sent in the above photo taken through a windshield at the normally traffic-clogged intersection of Sunset and Echo Park Avenue. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA