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The ever patient Mia Doi Todd

The ever patient Mia Doi Todd
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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 […]

Lost in Mt. Washington: Sweet, timid kitty

Lost in Mt. Washington: Sweet, timid kitty

I adopted a black and white kitty on Sunday. She was in new home adjustment hiding mode and somehow escaped early Wednesday morning. I live in Mt Washington on Ave 41 (btw Glenalbyn Drive and Camino Real) halfway up the steep hill. Rue is 2 years old. She’s black with white boots and white on […]

Lost in Garvanza: A Calico cat

Lost in Garvanza: A Calico cat

Hi. My name is Isabel. On November 21st our cat ran away… 2 days after we left for our honeymoon. She has yet to return home BUT there have been sightings. Despite blanketing the city, we still haven’t found her. We miss her very much and want her back. I believe that she is in […]

Indictments target gang’s control of Boyle Heights housing project; Glassell Park crime alert

Indictments target gang’s control of Boyle Heights housing project; Glassell Park crime alert

Purple Christmas, East Los Angeles | The Eastsider Thursday’s raids and federal indictments are the most recent effort to weaken the Big Hazard gang’s grip on the Ramona Gardens public housing project in Boyle Heights. L.A. Times Three violent crimes in a week puts Glassell Park on crime alert. L.A. Now Get The Eastsider on […]