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Silver Lake celebrates a stairway and film history with 20th annual Music Box Steps Day

Silver Lake celebrates a stairway and film history with 20th annual Music Box Steps Day
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Photo courtesy Music Box Steps Da9 SILVER LAKE — The public stairway that cuts down the hillside in the 900 block of Vendome Street is not the city’s longest or most grand. But thanks to Laurel & Hardy’s 1932 Oscar-winning short film The Music Box, the stairway is perhaps the city’s most famous, with the […]

Raccoons park themselves in a Silver Lake driveway

Raccoons park themselves in a Silver Lake driveway

Photo by Paul Michael Neuman SILVER LAKE ––  What were five raccoons doing in this Silver Lake driveway?  Were they trying to cut off a catalytic converter or puncture a tire?  Paul Michael Neuman of Silver Lake snapped this shot in the hills above Glendale Boulevard near the Silver Lake Library. Read the Full Story […]

Eastside Thursday: Comedy Palace; interactive sculpture dedication; ballot measure explainer; Elysian Valley council meeting

Eastside Thursday: Comedy Palace; interactive sculpture dedication; ballot measure explainer; Elysian Valley council meeting

Today’s line up of events includes a free comedy show above a Los Feliz Chinese restaurant and the launch of LASHP Trails and the Wellspring, a digitally interactive sculpture near  L.A. State Historic Park. There are neighborhood council meetings scheduled for Elysian Valley, Highland Park and Lincoln Heights while the League of Women Voters will […]

Will Silver Lake’s “Bates Motel” go from eyesore to artwork?

Will Silver Lake’s “Bates Motel” go from eyesore to artwork?

The Sunset Pacific Motel SILVER LAKE — After being boarded up for about two decades, the owners of the Sunset Pacific Motel – aka Bates Motel – plan to demolish the Sunset Boulevard structure to construct apartments, part of a trio of controversial apartment building. But before the bulldozers arrive, a French artist has proposed […]

Highland Park woman chases away burglars

Highland Park woman chases away burglars

HIGHLAND PARK — A woman who lives on the boundary of Highland Park and Eagle Rock said she chased off a trio of burglars as they attempted to steal bikes from her garage  while she was at home on Monday night. “I’m still shaken up but so glad I managed to scare them off,” she […]

Billie Jean King swings into action at Cal State L.A.; a tree falls in Eagle Rock

Billie Jean King swings into action at Cal State L.A.; a tree falls in Eagle Rock

Hillside Homes, Highland Park | Paul Lacques/Instagram Billie Jean King offered some advice about tennis and life at a tennis clinic for youths at Cal State L.A. in El Sereno, where she attended college in the early 1960s.  L.A. Times A large tree knocked down a power line when it collapsed on Saxon Drive in […]

Skateboarders can’t resist The Baxter Ledge

Skateboarders can’t resist The Baxter Ledge

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — There is perhaps nothing more ordinary than the short section of concrete retaining wall where Baxter Street bends to meet Avon Street in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. But among skateboarders, this wall is an irresistible challenge,  with skateboarders sliding sideways across the top before leaping into the air and […]

Eastside Saturday: NELA gallery night; After-NOISE! party & fundraiser; & more

Eastside Saturday: NELA gallery night; After-NOISE! party & fundraiser; & more

Saturday night will find Northeast L.A. busy with gallery openings and events, including a benefit for the Arroyo Arts Collective and Teatro Arroyo as well as the Highland Park Independent Film Festival. x Eastside Events Submit an Event | Buy A Calendar Sponsorship or Featured Event Listing The Eastside Events calendar is intended primarily for […]

Eastside Weekend: CODA opening; Highland Park film fest; focus on human rights; Bridge to Health Fair

Eastside Weekend: CODA opening; Highland Park film fest; focus on human rights; Bridge to Health Fair

CODA features the work of Kerry Hyatt CODA, the first solo show from Kerry Hyatt, opens this weekend at Highland Park’s Gold Haus Gallery. Hyatt creates a marvelous overlap in her art, where traditional America (think Cold War) meets street art saturation and typeface. Opening reception is Saturday, October 11. NELA Art Gallery Night is […]

Motorcyclist killed in Glassell Park crash

Motorcyclist killed in Glassell Park crash

GLASSELL PARK —  A motorcyclist was fatally injured this afternoon in a collision with a car near Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 42. The victim was pronounced dead at Huntington Memorial Hospital, said Sgt. Kevin Custard with the LAPD’s Central Traffic Division. Detectives are trying to determine the cause of the crash that took place […]