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Oxy politics professor who inspired Obama dies; man describes Echo Park stabbing attack; Atwater bridge moving forward

Oxy politics professor who inspired Obama dies; man describes Echo Park stabbing attack; Atwater bridge moving forward

Eastside Scene: Mural, Boyle Heights | veroooomac Roger Boesche, the Occidental College professor who stirred up Barack Obama’s interest in politics, died in his Eagle Rock home this week.  The former president, who attended the college in 1979-1981, said the politics professor was one of his favorite teachers. Boesche, who gave Obama a B grade, […]

What do you do when a car comes crashing into your Silver Lake supermarket?

What do you do when a car comes crashing into your Silver Lake supermarket?

Store windows boarded up after crash | Photo by Martha Flores Don’t panic, just grab your phone and start recording. That’s what a few shoppers (including the person who shot this Instagram video) did last week when a SUV smashed through the front windows of the Silver Lake 365 by Whole Foods store. No one […]

Brush fires hit Lincoln Heights & Elysian Park [updated]

Brush fires hit Lincoln Heights & Elysian Park [updated]

Elysian Park fire | Robin Blackman Firefighters have been busy on the Eastside this afternoon, knocking down a  brush fire in Lincoln Heights shortly before another fire began in Elysian Park near Solano Canyon. Ground and air crews were deployed to fight the Elysian Park fire, which was reported at about 2:22 pm, and had […]

Lifestyle Shift: Goodbye “Brooklyn lumberjack,” hello “Silver Lake shaman”

Lifestyle Shift:  Goodbye “Brooklyn lumberjack,” hello “Silver Lake shaman”

Quartz, the business website, reports on a shift in fashion and lifestyle that supposedly marks the decline of New York’s “Brooklyn lumberjack” and the ascendancy of the “Silver Lake shaman” among young consumers. This “easygoing wave” of culture and style that began in the hills of Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Echo Park is “on […]

Scenes and Sightings from Boyle Heights

Scenes and Sightings from Boyle Heights

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Boyle Heights. “Your ears hear the words your mouth speak…” sounds obvious but how many times have you wondered why you can give other people good advice but can’t see your own problems as clearly. Or, how many times have you talked yourself out of or into things? […]

El Sereno shooting leaves man wounded

El Sereno shooting leaves man wounded

EL SERENO — A male was injured in a shooting Friday night in the 5000 block of Templeton Street. Hollenbeck Police say the victim was transported to the hospital just before midnight, where his condition is currently listed as stable. Police have released no information on possible suspects, or of any other details of the […]

Cosa Buona almost ready in Echo Park; L.A. Weekly reviews Tsubaki; sizing up shoppers at 365 in Silver Lake

Cosa Buona almost ready in Echo Park; L.A. Weekly reviews Tsubaki; sizing up shoppers at 365 in Silver Lake

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Cosa Buona in Echo Park is almost ready to launch, according to the restaurant’s Instagram. Last July, Zack Pollack of Silver Lake’s acclaimed Alimento took over the space that Pizza Buona once occupied on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street in Echo Park. The makeover is almost done, with an almost […]

Cosa Buona almost ready in Echo Park; L.A. Weekly reviews Tsubaki; sizing up shoppers at 365 in Silver Lake

Cosa Buona almost ready in Echo Park; L.A. Weekly reviews Tsubaki; sizing up shoppers at 365 in Silver Lake

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Cosa Buona in Echo Park is almost ready to launch, according to the restaurant’s Instagram. Last July, Zack Pollack of Silver Lake’s acclaimed Alimento took over the space that Pizza Buona once occupied on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street in Echo Park. The makeover is almost done, with an almost […]

For Sale: Highland Park Home South of York with Views

For Sale: Highland Park Home South of York with Views

Sponsored Post 4855 Buchanan St | $899,900 | Property Website This property won’t last! Welcome to the perfect location for Highland Park living. Within a cul-de-sac just two blocks from trendy York Blvd lies this amazing opportunity. Upon entering this newly rebuilt 3 bedrooms, 3 full bath two-story home with 6 inch solid Italian hardwood […]

Beer now brewing in Echo Park

Beer now brewing in Echo Park

Owner Mollie Engelhart with daughter and restaurant manager ECHO PARK — Beer fans rejoice: Echo Park now has its very own brewery. Sage Vegan Bistro has opened its brewpub in the historic Jensen’s Recreation Center. The micro-brewery and full bar, connected to the restaurant next door, will be making and serving specialty beers — such […]