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Eastern Lights Festival to spotlight El Sereno music and arts

Eastern Lights Festival to spotlight El Sereno music and arts

Festival will be held in the courtyard of Holy Grounds Coffee EL SERENO —  The first-ever Eastern Lights Festival will start small: three bands, an art show and some craft vendors gathered at a coffee house. But organizers said they hope this Friday’s festival will turn into an annual celebration of the neighborhood’s music and […]

Police activity in Echo Park

Police activity in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — Police have blocked off Temple Street east of Edgeware Road as they investigate a possible shooting or stabbing, according to preliminary information from the LAPD. Officer Nadia Aguirre at the LAPD Rampart Division said two victims were reported in the area near Temple and Bixel streets. Two suspects were seen heading eastbound […]

Glassell Park weighs in as Fletcher Drive is put on a road diet

Glassell Park weighs in as Fletcher Drive is put on a road diet

GLASSELL PARK — Supporters and opponents of “road diets” are making their voices heard after work began on reducing the number of traffic lanes on Fletcher Drive in an effort to improve safety, according to NBC 4. The road diet will cut the number of traffic lanes for motor vehicles from four to two (one […]

Is that a little black dog in Echo Park Lake? Rescuers on the way [updated]

Is that a little black dog in Echo Park Lake? Rescuers on the way [updated]

ECHO PARK — Yes, it is.  Somehow a small black dog, possibly a Chihuahua,  made his/her way to a patch of grassy wetland in the northeast corner of the lake.  A worker from L.A. Animal Services was called this morning and waited, with a net, until the department’s Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team was deployed. […]

Is that a little black dog in Echo Park Lake? Rescuers on the way [updated]

Is that a little black dog in Echo Park Lake? Rescuers on the way [updated]

ECHO PARK — Yes, it is.  Somehow a small black dog, possibly a Chihuahua,  made his/her way to a patch of grassy wetland in the northeast corner of the lake.  A worker from L.A. Animal Services was called this morning and waited, with a net, until the department’s Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team was deployed. […]

Juggling Two Lives: A daughter struggles to care for her mother with Alzheimer’s

Juggling Two Lives: A daughter struggles to care for her mother with Alzheimer’s

Martha Diaz, a 63-year-old Boyle Heights native, describes the challenges she has faced since her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more than a decade ago. Her first-person Eastside Story was provided through a representative of  Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. By MARTHA DIAZ My name is Martha Diaz. In 2004, I was married, had worked for […]

Pine & Crane team goes “fast-casual” in Highland Park; Silver Lake’s Kettle Black; Echo Park coffee guide

Pine & Crane team goes “fast-casual” in Highland Park; Silver Lake’s Kettle Black; Echo Park coffee guide

By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL The owners of Pine & Crane in Silver Lake are working to open a new Taiwanese concept in the former Ba Restaurant in Highland Park.   Owner Vivian Ku said in a press release that the menu at her yet-to-be-named York Boulevard restaurant will be “completely different from Pine & Crane.” Instead, […]

For Sale: New From Matthew Morgus Real Estate – Adorable Cottage in Mt. Washington

For Sale: New From Matthew Morgus Real Estate – Adorable Cottage in Mt. Washington

Sponsored Post 4801 Nob Hill Drive | $799,000 | Property Website Beautiful 2-bedroom cottage located in the hills of Mt. Washington in the Mt. Washington Elementary School District. Enjoy the light-filled living room with tall, cathedral ceilings, arched doorways, original windows and gorgeous hardwood flooring. The upstairs has a circular flow with the living room […]

Police arrest juvenile after Eagle Rock chase and crash

Police arrest juvenile after Eagle Rock chase and crash

BY LUCY GUANUNA EAGLE ROCK — A short police pursuit through the streets of Eagle Rock  early this morning ended with a juvenile suspect crashing his vehicle and then fleeing on foot. At about 1:30 a.m., police patrolling the area saw a vehicle speeding and making several traffic violations, said Sgt. Campos with LAPD’s Northeast […]

Police arrest juvenile after Eagle Rock chase and crash

Police arrest juvenile after Eagle Rock chase and crash

BY LUCY GUANUNA EAGLE ROCK — A short police pursuit through the streets of Eagle Rock  early this morning ended with a juvenile suspect crashing his vehicle and then fleeing on foot. At about 1:30 a.m., police patrolling the area saw a vehicle speeding and making several traffic violations, said Sgt. Campos with LAPD’s Northeast […]