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“It sounds like end times” — Eastside celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks and more fireworks

“It sounds like end times”  — Eastside celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks and more fireworks

Skyrockets on Laveta Terrace, Echo Park | Photo by Kelly Erickson From Silver Lake to East L.A., the Eastside celebrated Independence Day with the usual blast of colorful and noisy fireworks — and possibly gunfire — that wowed as well as angered many residents. The hours-long barrage of fireworks left a cloak of smoke in […]

Lost in Silver Lake: Friendly/people-loving calico cat

Lost in Silver Lake: Friendly/people-loving calico cat

I lost my beautiful calico cat last night/this morning. she has never been outside since i have had her. Slim chances she’s coming back. Lost her on marathon street between merwin and coronado terrace (silverlake/echo park border in LA). around 9 years old, white/black/orange markings. Answers to the name Boo-Boo. let me know if you […]

Eastside Review: Minimum wage rises; Gomez swearing-in delay; Atwater gang member guilty

Eastside Review: Minimum wage rises; Gomez swearing-in delay; Atwater gang member guilty

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. A man was wounded in the arm in an apparent gang shooting in Highland Park. Two other men asked what gang he belonged to, then later pulled up and fired at him while he was […]

Boyle Heights is on U.S. Border Patrol turf; layoffs and growing pains for Lincoln Heights’ Loot Crate

Boyle Heights is on U.S. Border Patrol turf;  layoffs and growing pains for Lincoln Heights’ Loot Crate

Eastside Scene: Earl Street, Silver Lake | pintogirl17 Boyle Heights is nowhere near the Mexican border. But the U.S. Border Patrol has made several arrests in Boyle Heights this spring of persons in this country illegally, raising concerns among immigrant advocates that the agency is becoming more active in the area. Justice Department guidelines say […]

Lost in Echo Park: Mixed Breed Puppy

Lost in Echo Park:  Mixed Breed Puppy

  I ran into her owner searching for her. Her name is Lucy, she’s a mixed breed puppy, looks like a Rottie/Dobie mix. She just had her bath, so her collar was off when she bolted. She could be anywhere along the Sunset/Echo Park Ave/Morton Ave/Academy Rd to Elysian Park corridor. Owner’s name is Francisco, […]

Fireworks, Music and a Parade: Where to celebrate the 4th of July on the Eastside

Fireworks, Music and a Parade: Where to celebrate the 4th of July on the Eastside

Photo by Sandy Driscoll When you live on the Eastside, there’s usually no need to head out to attend a formal 4th of July fireworks show — there’s usually someone nearby lighting up the night sky with colorful skyrockets, bombs and other fiery displays. But, if you want to be on the safe side and […]

L.A. minimum wage taking a big jump July 1

L.A. minimum wage taking a big jump July 1

Employers in the City of Los Angeles with 26 or more workers must start paying at least $12 an hour on July 1 under the new citywide minimum wage. That’s a $1.50-cent increase– or nearly 15% — above the current $10.50 minimum. “I think it’s great,” said Lauren Gardiner, who works at Wacko, a gift […]

Elysian Valley hopping with free music in July at the Frog Spot

Elysian Valley hopping with free music in July at the Frog Spot

Courtesy FOLAR ELYSIAN VALLEY — The Frog Spot, the riverfront outreach center of the Friends of the Los Angeles River, presents live music throughout the month of July and hosts a Saturday afternoon beer garden and “Pop Up Food Fest.” The Frog Spots books new and veteran performers presenting an eclectic mix of musical genres, ranging […]

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera EAST LOS ANGELES — Cruising Whittier Boulevard, once a time honored ritual, had faded away in recent years. But apparently there’s been a cruising comeback, with events drawing 2,000 classic as well as rather ordinary cars to jam the boulevard. Now, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis wants to renew efforts […]

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera EAST LOS ANGELES — Cruising Whittier Boulevard, once a time honored ritual, had faded away in recent years. But apparently there’s been a cruising comeback, with events drawing 2,000 classic as well as rather ordinary cars to jam the boulevard. Now, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis wants to renew efforts […]