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Why did the Boyle Heights rooster cross the road?

Why did the Boyle Heights rooster cross the road?

BOYLE HEIGHTS — We don’t have an answer for you because this rooster declined to comment. He was too busy going back and forth across  Pleasant Avenue near Mariachi Plaza. More Boyle Heights stories Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here Become an Eastside Animals sponsor Read the Full Story at Eastsider […]

Scenes and Sightings from Glassell Park

Scenes and Sightings from Glassell Park

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Glassell Park. The #sky was pretty this morning A photo posted by David Bock & Sons (@buzzedhoneys) on Nov 17, 2016 at 12:07am PST Every swimmer knows that the worst part of swim practice is jumping in the pool…..brrrrrrr!!!! ❄️‍♀️ A photo posted by Ashley Kerbel (@mrs_kerbel) on […]

Cubans gather in Echo Park after Castro’s death

Cubans gather in Echo Park after Castro’s death

ECHO PARK — The death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted a group of Los Angeles Cubans to gather this afternoon at Echo Park Lake, where they waved flags as some passing motorists honked their horns in support. Echo Park  emerged as a center for Cuban Americans in the early 1960s as local churches welcomed […]

Eastside Weekend: “Shop Small” in Eagle Rock; string duo performs in Echo Park

Eastside Weekend: “Shop Small” in Eagle Rock; string duo performs in Echo Park

Eagle Rock celebrates “Small Business Saturday,” as a business group known as We Heart Eagle Rock holds its 6th Annual “Shop Small” event. In Echo Park, the string duo of Connie Kupka and David Speltz perform at the Edendale Branch Library. In East Hollywood, Paw Paw records extends Black Friday into Saturday with a vinyl […]

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some things to be thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some things to be thankful for

Dawn in Montecito Heights |  Photo by Martha Benedict We asked our readers what they were thankful for this year. Here are their replies: Im most thankful for good health, as it is the highest form of personal wealth. — Shiny Diamond, Silver Lake I am thankful to have lived in Atwater Village & Silver […]

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

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 […]