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Volunteers celebrate MLK Day with a Roosevelt High clean up

Volunteers celebrate MLK Day with a Roosevelt High clean up
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Terisha Gamboa (left) and Susy Luna help cultivate the school’s community garden. | Courtesy AltaMed BOYLE HEIGHTS — More than 120 volunteers celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. today by cleaning up the campus of Roosevelt High School as part of a national day of service in honor of the civil rights leader. […]

On the Agenda: Eagle Rock dead tree count; Silver Lake tire slasher; diagonal parking for Figueroa

On the Agenda: Eagle Rock dead tree count; Silver Lake tire slasher; diagonal parking for Figueroa

On the Agenda this week are a few items regarding a tire slasher in Silver Lake, diagonal parking on Figueroa Street and dead street trees in Eagle Rock. Before You Go: It’s a good idea to check with organizations to find out if meeting items and times have been changed or postponed. Silver Lake The […]

All alone with the Dark Furs

All alone with the Dark Furs

BY NATHAN SOLIS Dark Furs operates in the tangled briers of indie pop. It’s moody, but elegantly arranged, bolstered by the wall of sound approach while still moving along the plot. It’s in the vein of recent pop acts that could be considered dream/mood pop, but what does any of that really mean? You could […]

Weekend Bite: Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock

Weekend Bite: Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock

Finally got my hands on some Belle’s Bagels! A photo posted by Valentina Silva (@eastsidefoodbites) on Jan 11, 2015 at 9:48am PST The hand-rolled bagels made by Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock are now available for pick up at La Perla bakery in Highland Park (you still need to order in advance). Valentina Silva of […]

Polka dots are back in fashion in Silver Lake

Polka dots are back in fashion in Silver Lake

The polka dots return | Patrick Pascal SILVER LAKE — Workers began painting the polka dot pattern across Sunset Triangle Plaza – aka Polka Dot Plaza – this week after after the dots went missing last April as part of repairs to the pavement at the pedestrian plaza. Patrick Pascal took photos of the newly […]

Crime Check: Whittier Boulevard robberies; Hermon car break-ins; burglaries in Echo Park & Silver Lake

Crime Check: Whittier Boulevard robberies; Hermon car break-ins; burglaries in Echo Park & Silver Lake

This past week’s crime hot spots include a trio of burglaries along Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles; vehicle break-ins in Hermon and numerous burglaries in Echo Park and Silver Lake, according to CrimeMapping.com. Here are details on some of the crimes reported between Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Click on map for details. | […]

Lost in Highland Park: Tuxedo Cat

Lost in Highland Park: Tuxedo Cat

Black and White domestic shorthair spayed female. She is 8 years old, has green eyes and is wearing a purple collar. She is energetic and playful but skittish around strangers. Microchipped. Last seen Tuesday, January 6th. Contact: 847-372-0336 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read the Full Story […]

Lost in Echo Park: Tortoise Shell Tabby Cat

Lost in Echo Park: Tortoise Shell Tabby Cat

Emmaboon is a 4-year-old tortoise shell tabby last seen on 1/11/15 on the 1300 block of Benton Way (north of Sunset). She’s on the small side. She’s not fond of being held and is something of a biter. But we love her anyway. Reward offered for her safe return. Contact: zendog13@gmail.com / (323) 819-3199 Want […]

Is traffic on the Eastside now as bad as on the Westside?

Is traffic on the Eastside now as bad as on the Westside?

Glendale Boulevard during the evening rush hour Not yet but L.A. Times columnist and Silver Lake resident Steve Lopez seems to think that congestion has definitely gotten worse closer to home as “Westside traffic has moved east.” In a recent column, Lopez writes: No matter which way I turn in and around Silver Lake, there […]

On the Agenda: Townhomes for Highland Park; possibile Northeast L.A. Riverfront District; more cellular towers

On the Agenda: Townhomes for Highland Park; possibile Northeast L.A. Riverfront District; more cellular towers

Another week, another round of items on the agenda. There are proposals for more cellular towers in Glassell Park and more Highland Park town houses on the Avenues.  Jose Huizar of Council District 14 is requesting more funds for beautification and there might be a possible Northeast L.A. Riverfront District. Before You Go: It’s a […]