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Who put the fake alligator in Echo Park Lake?

Who put the fake alligator in Echo Park Lake?
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Fake alligator or crocodile? | Courtesy Madalyn Choate-Rofer ECHO PARK — Or was it a fake crocodile? Whatever it was, eventually two workers pulled the thing out of the lake this morning, said Madalyn Choate-Rofer. The guys who fished out the alligator/crocodile told Choate-Rofer that the interior is made from 5-gallon water bottles. “It also has […]

Want to learn the piano? Find the right instructor in the Eastside Guide

Want to learn the piano?  Find the right instructor in the Eastside Guide

The Eastside Guide’s Business & Services Directory is designed to help Eastsiders find the services they need while supporting small businesses and neighborhood entrepreneurs. A/C, Electrical, Heating & Plumbing Animal & Pet Services Arts, Crafts & Music Instruction Attorneys & Legal Services Beauty, Hair & Nail Specialists Financial Services Fitness, Pilates & Yoga Training Graphic […]

HomeState’s breakfast tacos hit Highland Park; lunch at Elf Café; new happy hour in Atwater Village

HomeState’s breakfast tacos hit Highland Park;  lunch at Elf Café; new happy hour in Atwater Village

By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Highland Park residents will soon have a HomeState to call their own later this year, reports Eater LA. The popular breakfast taco spot in Los Feliz has established quite a following, with lines out the door. Perhaps the new location in the former Swap Mall on Figueroa Street is destined for the […]

East Hollywood murder suspect ends up on FBI’s Most Wanted list

East Hollywood murder suspect ends up on FBI’s Most Wanted list

EAST HOLLYWOOD — The FBI today added 39-year-old Philip Patrick Policarpio to its list of most wanted fugitives after he allegedly beat and fatally shot his pregnant girlfriend last month. Officials also issued a $100,000 reward in connection with the case. Lauren Olguin, 32, was shot on April 12 while the couple were visiting a friend […]

Bike lanes? Road diet? Sidewalk repairs? Glassell Park to consider Verdugo Road safety improvements

Bike lanes? Road diet? Sidewalk repairs? Glassell Park to consider Verdugo Road safety improvements

GLASSELL PARK — Residents and city officials will gather Thursday night to consider traffic safety problems and potential solutions along an approximately mile-long stretch of Verdugo Road on the western section of the neighborhood. Those improvements could range from fixing sidewalks and making crosswalks more visible to adding bike lanes and removing lanes for cars […]

Price reductions on large El Sereno Traditional; Mt. Washington Craftsman; Silver Lake duplexes

Price reductions on large El Sereno Traditional; Mt. Washington Craftsman; Silver Lake duplexes

Prices on around 20 homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: El Sereno:  $32,000 reduction on a 5-bedroom traditional; a 2,200-square-foot home on a 6,900-square-foot lot. $569,000. Mt. Washington: Price drops $20,000 on a refurbished, split-level, 2-bedroom Craftsman-style home with canyon […]

For Sale: 1920s Silver Lake Hillside Charm

For Sale: 1920s Silver Lake Hillside Charm

Sponsored Post 1757 W. Silver Lake Drive | $1,079,000 | Property Website Nestled into the hillside, this classic Silver Lake residence boasts tiered front and back outdoor spaces and traditional 1920s charm inside. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 2 floors of living space plus a finished attic. Arched openings, gleaming hardwood floors and smooth ceilings. Multi-level […]

Did you line up for a Tommy’s chili burger today?

Did you line up for a Tommy’s chili burger today?

Photo by Sandy Driscoll The lines this afternoon were longer – much, much longer – than usual at the Original Tommy’s at the corner of Beverly and Rampart boulevards. What was the occasion? The burger stand was celebrating its 70th anniversary with a 70-cent burger and soda special. Eastsider reader Sandy Driscoll snapped photos of the […]

Did you line up for a Tommy’s chili burger today?

Did you line up for a Tommy’s chili burger today?

Photo by Sandy Driscoll The lines this afternoon were longer – much, much longer – than usual at the Original Tommy’s at the corner of Beverly and Rampart boulevards. What was the occasion? The burger stand was celebrating its 70th anniversary with a 70-cent burger and soda special. Eastsider reader Sandy Driscoll snapped photos of the […]

Lost in Silver Lake: Lucy Beloved Chihuahua Family Pet

Lost in Silver Lake: Lucy Beloved Chihuahua Family Pet

Our dear little Lucy got lost in the Silverlake area around Glendale/Apex/Cove and is still missing as of 5/14/16, she is a small white/tan Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix about 10 lbs., 5 years old. Lucy was last seen near the CVS on Glendale Blvd about three weeks ago. We still believe Lucy is in the area, if […]