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How long does it take to sell a $699,000 Eagle Rock bungalow?

How long does it take to sell a $699,000 Eagle Rock bungalow?
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Eagle Rock bungalow sold for $106,000 over asking | Photo courtesy Redfin Three days. That’s how long this 1916 Eagle Rock bungalow on Vincent Avenue sat on the market  before it went into escrow in June  for $805,000 – $106,000 over the asking price, according to Redfin.  The quick sale, final sales price and other […]

A walk through Belevedere Park; the Japanese churches of Boyle Heights; the death of a Silver Lake chicken

A walk through Belevedere Park; the Japanese churches of Boyle Heights; the death of a Silver Lake chicken

The Japanese churches of Boyle Heights struggle to survive and attract parishioners in a predominately Latino neighborhood. L.A. Times Take a stroll around East L.A.’s biggest park and only lake. L.A. Times The perils of being a Silver Lake chicken include hungry hawks. Corralitas Red Car The Eastsider thanks Pat Griffith of Mount Washington for […]

East L.A.’s first community garden to nurture healthy eating habits

East L.A.’s first community garden to nurture healthy eating habits

Photo by C.J. Salgado By C.J. SALGADO EAST LOS ANGELES –Some kids painted a perimeter fence. Others just painted vegetables and fruits on paper for fun or thrashed about wildly on mounds of mulch. But serious work also went on as parents, kids, and others built over two dozen raised gardening beds in East L.A.’s […]

The ever patient Mia Doi Todd

The ever patient Mia Doi Todd

By NATHAN SOLIS There exists in musician Mia Doi Todd’s voice a controlled element; a dam holding back an immeasurable presence. Elements that make up Todd’s arsenal include her long, drawn out syllables, both breathy and urgent. She is the accompaniment to the end of the day, a lingering sunset that spreads its warmth just […]

Gunman gets life in prison for Echo Park & Glassell Park killings; Building & Safety plays waiting game with Eastside complaints; Boyle Heights job center

Gunman gets life in prison for Echo Park & Glassell Park killings;  Building & Safety plays waiting game with Eastside complaints; Boyle Heights job center

Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram A  Superior Court judge sentenced Andre Uphshaw to two consecutive life sentences for a pair of gang-related killings in Echo Park and Glassell Park in March 2009. MyNewsLA/City News Service The Building & Safety Department takes about three months on average to respond to complaints about  illegal construction, code enforcement […]

Reap the benefits of The Eastsider during your holiday shopping

Reap the benefits of The Eastsider during your holiday shopping

  Don’t forget to take advantage of your Eastsider Reader Benefits Card when you go holiday shopping this weekend. The growing list of participating businesses honoring the card now includes Beat Bop Boom, a little shop filled with new and vintage music t-shirts, posters, kooky housewares, accessories, and memorabilia. Reader Benefits Cards are available with […]

Sales Report: A million-dollar year for Eagle Rock; Echo Park stairway home sells for $530k & more

Sales Report: A million-dollar year for Eagle Rock; Echo Park stairway home sells for $530k & more

Hill Drive home sold for $1.577 million Eagle Rock 1674 Hill Drive Priced at $1.799 million Sold at $1.757 million Hill Drive continued to reign as one of Eagle Rock’s priciest streets, with this six-bedroom, three-bath Spanish Colonial with a pool selling for $1.757 million. The December sale capped a year when nine Eagle Rock […]

Lost in Echo Park: Black & white friendly indoor cat named Henry

Lost in Echo Park: Black & white friendly indoor cat named Henry

Our indoor cat got out side on Saturday morning, 12/13. He has never been out before. His name is Henry, and he’s a five year old neutered male. He is a big guy, at 17 lbs. He is front declawed. He is very friendly and social, will come when he’s called, and looks you right […]

Eastside Wheels: Love that “Cowl Induction”

Eastside Wheels: Love that “Cowl Induction”

Chevy Chevelle with cowl induction hood in Echo Park ECHO PARK — Do cowl induction hoods, like the one on this Chevy Chevelle, ever improve performance or do they just look great on a classic car? Eastside Wheels is devoted to the classic cars, bikes, skateboards and other eye-catching vehicles that roam the streets and […]

Santa parades through Echo Park

Santa parades through Echo Park

Echo Park Community Parade | Katrina Alexy ECHO PARK — Bands, drills teams, horses, politicians, classic cars, more drill teams  and Santa – the Echo Park Community Parade had a little something for everybody as it made its way down Sunset Boulevard today  through the heart of the neighborhood’s commercial district. If you were not […]