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Councilman challenges rules to close L.A. River for e.coli; Atwater Village Tree Lighting Festival finds new home

Councilman challenges rules to close L.A. River for e.coli;  Atwater Village Tree Lighting Festival finds new home

L.A. River: 13th District Councilman Mitch O’Farrell rejected a new set of rules that would close the L.A. River to kayaking and other forms of recreation when harmful levels of e. coli bacteria are detected in the water. The councilman, who says the rules were developed without sufficient input, wants sanitation officials to confer with […]

Wine and painting in Eagle Rock; Walk for Kids Growth in Griffith Park; comedy films in Echo Park

Wine and painting in Eagle Rock; Walk for Kids Growth in Griffith Park; comedy films in Echo Park

Drink wine, eat cheese and learn how to paint at the Santa Cecilia Arts and Learning Center in Eagle Rock. In Griffith Park, join the 5th annual walk to increase awareness of childhood growth disorders. In Echo Park, have an evening of comedy – with stand-up, short films and “Wayne’s World.” Eastside Comedy Guide Submit […]

Freedman’s in Silver Lake makes deli food new again

Freedman’s in Silver Lake makes deli food new again

SILVER LAKE – A traditional Jewish deli with a modern twist: What exactly does that mean for Freedman’s, the new restaurant now starting business in a strip mall along Sunset? For one thing, according to Food and Wine, bagels are “Toronto-style,” meaning small and fluffy – in contrast to the larger, chewier New York style, […]

For Sale: Bohemian Bliss in Echo Park

For Sale: Bohemian Bliss in Echo Park

Sponsored Post 1264 West Sunset Blvd | $799,999 | Property Website I know you’ve been dying to find the perfect artist retreat in prime Echo Park… well you can breathe, it’s arrived! This private residence is tucked away, up a few steps and behind gates. The atmosphere provides the feeling of living far away from […]

Lincoln Heights streetcar from 1885 sold at auction for more than $20,000

Lincoln Heights streetcar from 1885 sold at auction for more than $20,000

Courtesy Bonhams BARRY LANK Somebody somewhere just bought themselves a 132-year-old horse drawn streetcar that apparently used  to travel between Downtown L.A. and Lincoln Heights. An open-sided, c. 1885 streetcar was sold earlier this month at auction for just over $20,000, according to Bonhams auction house.  The words “Central Railway Company” are painted along the […]

Bulletin Board: Cypress Park Recreation Center — Girls Play Los Angeles Survey

Bulletin Board: Cypress Park Recreation Center — Girls Play Los Angeles Survey

Submitted by  Cypress Park Recreation Center Happy holidays!!! I have put a survey together on our Girls Play L.A. Program that I am running here at Cypress Park Recreation Center. I am looking into expanding the program for the winter session and would LOVE your feedback. Please fill out the survey link below and/or provide […]

Hottest Thanksgiving on record; Amber Alert boy found in Mexico; call to stop ‘library porn’

Hottest Thanksgiving on record; Amber Alert boy found in Mexico; call to stop ‘library porn’

Edited BY BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. A missing Boyle Heights toddler was found in Mexico and has been turned over to U.S. authorities at a border crossing in the San Diego area. Police believe that the father of Noe Reyna abducted […]

Dead man found in aftermath of East L.A. fire; pedestrian killed after being struck by Amtrak train near Lincoln Heights

Dead man found in aftermath of East L.A. fire; pedestrian killed after being struck by Amtrak train near Lincoln Heights

East L.A. Fire: A man was found dead Friday morning in a shed that had caught fire behind an East Los Angeles home in the 600 block of S. Fetterly Avenue. Arson and homicide investigators were called to the scene but the cause of the fire has not been determined. ABC7 Pedestrian Killed:  An Amtrak […]

Bar takeover in Eagle Rock, Atwater Village dive bar charm and pasta & wings in Boyle Heights

Bar takeover in Eagle Rock, Atwater Village dive bar charm and pasta & wings in Boyle Heights

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Artisanal Brewing Collective takes over the Black Boar in Eagle Rock, Eater LA reports. There are no plans to change the name or ambiance of the quiet neighborhood British style pub. The same company has operates bars and restaurants across the city,  include Mohawk Bend in Echo Park. Black Boar is located […]

Happy Thanksgiving! Now pass the mashed potatoes and sunscreen

Happy Thanksgiving! Now pass the mashed potatoes and sunscreen

Sunset View, Elysian Heights | Dave Ptach With temperatures expected to soar into the upper 80s and low 90s across much of Los Angeles, maybe it’s time to consider a poolside Thanksgiving Day celebration. Whether you stay indoors with the A/C on or relax outdoors in a shady spot, The Eastsider wishes everyone a Happy […]