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Silver Lake teacher — aka Hiccups The Clown — honored with bobblehead; fatal East L.A. crash details revealed; 28,000 complaints filed over city recycling program

Silver Lake teacher — aka Hiccups The Clown — honored with bobblehead; fatal East L.A. crash details revealed; 28,000 complaints filed over city recycling program

Bobblehead: Frankie Mercado works as a Silver Lake preschool teacher. But he’s also a Dodger “super fan” who shows up at games dressed as  Hiccups The Clown. Now, for the second time, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has created a Hiccups The Clown Bobblehead that is being sold to raise money for […]

Fire destroys Boyle Heights Victorian that had been damaged in earlier blazes

Fire destroys Boyle Heights Victorian that had been damaged in earlier blazes

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Fire roared through a large Victorian home tonight, destroying what was left of the structure that has been damaged by fire at least twice before in recent years. The greater alarm fire at 1519 Pleasant Avenue was extinguished in an hour but not before part of the structure collapsed on a neighboring […]

More details of alleged molestation by East L.A. boxing coach; Silver Lake gets a new traffic signal; L.A. schools chief to take early retirement

More details of alleged molestation by East L.A. boxing coach; Silver Lake gets a new traffic signal; L.A. schools chief to take early retirement

Molestation: Police revealed more details about the lewd conduct charges filed against Olympic gold medalist and East L.A. boxing coach Paul Gonzales. One of his young students, a 13-year-old girl, was allegedly molested earlier this year after she began attending a boxing club at a county recreation center where Gonzales coaches. Officials are concerned that […]

Police arrest truck driver in connection with fatal Boyle Heights hit-and-run

Police arrest truck driver in connection with fatal Boyle Heights hit-and-run

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police today arrested a truck driver who allegedly ran over and killed a 69-year-old woman last month while she was standing near her motorhome. Daniel Rico, a 52-year- old resident of Rialto, is being held on $50,000 bail after investigators say he failed to stop his semi-truck truck and help Cynthia Szukala, […]

East L.A. boxing coach & Olympic Gold medalist Paul Gonzales facing lewd conduct with child charges

East L.A. boxing coach & Olympic Gold medalist Paul Gonzales facing lewd conduct with child charges

East Los Angeles — Boxing legend Paul Gonzales, who won a gold medal during the 1984 L.A. Olympics and has coached at an East L.A. youth boxing program,  has been arrested and charged with lewd acts upon a child. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed eight felony counts against the 53-year-old Gonzales.  Four […]

A 920-unit residential project raises concern among Solano Canyon residents

A 920-unit residential project raises concern among Solano Canyon residents

BY BARRY LANK It’s an unlikely looking piece of land for a large residential development — a narrow ribbon stretching nearly a mile between N. Broadway and the Gold Line tracks with a forbiddingly steep slope in middle of the site The developers say the 920-unit project will help link neighborhoods. But residents of one […]

City tries new approach to keep RVs away from Echo Park Lake

City tries new approach to keep RVs away from Echo Park Lake

Photo by Barry Lank BY BARRY LANK ECHO PARK – Restrictions on sleeping in vehicles near parks last year apparently weren’t enough. The City Council is now considering  a motion to prohibit the overnight parking of large vehicles around Echo Park Lake altogether. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell has proposed prohibiting vehicles longer than 22 feet or […]

Happy 2018 from The Eastsider!

Happy 2018 from The Eastsider!

A Brand New Day, Montecito Heights | Martha Benedict Best wishes for a great new year to all our readers, sponsors, and friends. — Jesús Sanchez, Publisher Find stories by neighborhood What’s going on? Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content […]

From murder in Lincoln Heights to a new Target in Glassell Park, The Eastsider’s Top 10 Stories of 2017

From murder in Lincoln Heights to a new Target in Glassell Park, The Eastsider’s Top 10 Stories of 2017

What were Eastsiders reading in 2017? Our 10 most viewed stories of the year give you an idea of the wide range of topics that caught our readers’ attention during the year. Top 10 Most Viewed Stories 10) Echo Park retail and residential project in the works after Sunset storefronts sell for $9.5 million 9) Woman […]

Craft beer lands in Lincoln Heights; hot Eastside eateries; Jonathan Gold loves these Echo Park mozzarella sticks

Craft beer lands in Lincoln Heights; hot Eastside eateries; Jonathan Gold loves these Echo Park mozzarella sticks

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Craft beer comes to Lincoln Heights  by way of Lincoln Kitchen & Tap, Eater LA reports. The same team behind the sandwich and beer shop The Heights and coffee shop B Twentyfour is behind the newbie watering hole. The once Siete Mares space is equipped with 40 taps, a hideaway patio, TVs […]