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The poet who championed the L.A. River turns over leadership of advocacy group

The poet who championed the L.A. River turns over leadership of advocacy group
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Lewis MacAdams, who raised awareness and support to restore the Los Angeles River, is stepping down as president of the Friends of the Los Angeles River, the advocacy group he co-founded three decades ago, reports the L.A. Times. “It’s time for a new generation of idealists to guide her future for the next 30 years,” […]

A curve in the road marks a trouble spot for Echo Park motorists and pedestrians

A curve in the road marks a trouble spot for Echo Park motorists and pedestrians

Sunset Boulevard bends between Rosemont and Mohawk in Echo Park ECHO PARK — The cause of Sunday’s crash that killed two female pedestrians near a bus stop at Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue has yet to be determined, police said today. However, the silver Mustang that hit the two elderly women was traveling on a […]

What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

Photo by Dan Gershon That you became a parent this year? Found your lost pit-bull-poodle mix? Moved into an apartment with an Echo Park Lake view?  Share what made you thankful with other Eastsider readers by filling out the form below. Your contribution will be published on Thanksgiving Day. Fill out my online form. Read […]

Two pedestrians killed in Echo Park crash; updated @ 1:57 pm

Two pedestrians killed in Echo Park crash; updated @ 1:57 pm

ECHO PARK —  Two women were killed this morning after they were struck by a vehicle at Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue, according to the L.A. Fire Department. The two female pedestrians were declared dead at the scene of the crash that took place at about 9:25 a.m.  Two other persons, a third pedestrian and […]

Elysian Valley couple drank their own urine during desert ordeal; Dodgers raise season-ticket prices; L.A. bike ridership drops

Elysian Valley couple drank their own urine during desert ordeal; Dodgers raise season-ticket prices; L.A. bike ridership drops

Today’s Photo: Spotted on Scott Avenue, Echo Park | Finnius Morton The Elysian Valley couple who went missing after getting lost on a desert hike drank their own urine to survive before being found near the U.S.-Mexico border. L.A. Times The Dodgers raised  season ticket prices for the second year in a row and boosted […]

Shopper & Diner: Bowling and bagels in Highland Park; best breakfast burritos

Shopper & Diner: Bowling and bagels in Highland Park; best breakfast burritos

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Highland Park Bowl was named Eater LA’s Most Beautiful Restaurant of the Year. The “Stunning Masterwork of Preservation” was restored to its old bowling glory and opened last spring. Highland Park Bowl is located in the 5000 block of N. Figueroa in Highland Park. In other Shopper & Diner News: Want to […]

On the Market: Cypress Park 2-on-a-lot; York Boulevard single-family home; top-floor Monterey Hills condo

On the Market: Cypress Park 2-on-a-lot; York Boulevard single-family home; top-floor Monterey Hills condo

Around 40 single-family homes, condos and other properties went up for sale on the Eastside during the last week. Here’s a sample of what’s new on the market: Cypress Park: Two houses on a lot – a 3-bedroom and a 1-bedroom – each with its own parking. $889,900. Highland Park: 4-bedroom Craftsman on York Blvd. […]

Elysian Valley couple missing after heading for desert camping trip

Elysian Valley couple missing after heading for desert camping trip

By BARRY LANK ELYSIAN VALLEY — Police say a man and a woman from Elysian Valley have been reported missing after not returning from a weekend desert camping trip. Mariya Mitkova, 27, and Aaron Morganstein, 33, were last seen leaving their home in the 2200 block of Shoredale Avenue, apparently headed to Joshua Tree National […]

One dead in Victor Heights fire; Silver Lake’s Trois Familia wants to pour beer and wine

One dead in Victor Heights fire; Silver Lake’s Trois Familia wants to pour beer and wine

Today’s Photo: Sunrise through the trees, Eagle Rock | Lorin Hart A body was found after firefighters put out a blaze in a Victor Heights apartment building west of Echo Park on Monday. A tenant said the victim was an elderly woman who lived by herself in the first-floor unit. The cause of the fire […]

House-baked biscotti anyone? What’s on the menu at Echo Park’s new Italian restaurant

House-baked biscotti anyone? What’s on the menu at Echo Park’s new Italian restaurant

Future home of Etti ECHO PARK — Get over your fear of carbs. A new Italian restaurant on Echo Park Avenue plans to dish up pizza, pasta and house-baked bread and biscotti. It’s been nearly a year since work began on gutting a brick building in the 1500 block of Echo Park Avenue and transforming […]