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Parks get mixed grades; school board chief steps down; rent freeze on Caltrans property?

Parks get mixed grades; school board chief steps down; rent freeze on Caltrans property?

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. L.A.’s parks got mixed grades in a recent survey of more than 40 community parks. While Patton Street Park in Echo Park got an A- grade, other Eastside parks received “B” and “B-” grades, with […]

New from Tracy Do: Beautiful Homes in Mt. Washington, Montecito Heights and Glassell Park

New from Tracy Do: Beautiful Homes in Mt. Washington, Montecito Heights and Glassell Park

Sponsored Post 4241 Marmion Way | Mt. Washington This beautifully renovated Craftsman style home is a choice find in the Mt. Washington School District. Over a century old, its iconic design elements include a river rock wall and covered sitting porch, an idyllic perch with winsome views. Gorgeous woodwork in the beamed ceilings, flooring, casement […]

Sunset Triangle Plaza grows into a Silver Lake staple

Sunset Triangle Plaza grows into a Silver Lake staple

By BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE – The Sunset Triangle Plaza has become a fixture in the neighborhood, a place where people shop at the farmers’ market, watch outdoor movies with friends and family or just to hang out at the cafe tables It’s surprising to realize how new it is, and that not everyone was happy […]

Rec & Parks is asking you to stop watering the self-watering trees

Rec & Parks is asking you to stop watering the self-watering trees

The Recreation and Parks Department is posting flyers around Elysian Park with an unusual request: Don’t water the trees. The flyers are being distributed in areas where about 300 saplings have been planted in Elysian Park since last fall under a pilot program. The tiny trees were planted in what are called Land Life Cocoons, […]

Rec & Parks is asking you to stop watering the self-watering trees

Rec & Parks is asking you to stop watering the self-watering trees

The Recreation and Parks Department is posting flyers around Elysian Park with an unusual request: Don’t water the trees. The flyers are being distributed in areas where about 300 saplings have been planted in Elysian Park since last fall under a pilot program. The tiny trees were planted in what are called Land Life Cocoons, […]

Engineers, designers and residents weigh in on new L.A. River park

Engineers, designers and residents weigh in on new L.A. River park

One of three presentations about Taylor Yard River G2 Park | Javier Rojas By JAVIER ROJAS Residents last week were briefed on the long and costly process ahead to transform a barren and contaminated 42-acre chunk of former railroad property into riverside parkland on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park. Three competing engineering […]

Engineers, designers and residents weigh in on new L.A. River park

Engineers, designers and residents weigh in on new L.A. River park

One of three presentations about Taylor Yard River G2 Park | Javier Rojas By JAVIER ROJAS Residents last week were briefed on the long and costly process ahead to transform a barren and contaminated 42-acre chunk of former railroad property into riverside parkland on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park. Three competing engineering […]

Classic chopper grounded on East L.A. street

Classic chopper grounded on East L.A. street

bell helicopter parked on East L.A. street EAST LOS ANGELES –– It’s not unusual to see classic cars parked on the streets of East L.A. But a classic helicopter? C.J. Salgado, an aviation enthusiast and East L.A. resident, says a helicopter atop a trailer has been parked in the 5100 block of Via Corona for […]

5 Freeway in Boyle Heights shut down after CHP fatally shoots pedestrian

5 Freeway in Boyle Heights shut down after CHP fatally shoots pedestrian

Man shot by CHP near 5 Freeway near Mission Road Motorists are being advised to avoid the 5 Freeway near Mission Road after traffic lanes in Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights were shut down during the investigation of a fatal shooting of a pedestrian by a CHP officer right after midnight. KTLA reports that the […]

DTLA apartment glut; how to get a speed hump

DTLA apartment glut; how to get a speed hump

Downtown landlords are offering weeks of free rent and free parking after a building boom of new apartments has pushed the vacancy rate to 12% – three times higher than the rest of the city. KPCC Need a speed hump for your street? The Department of Transportation will start accepting applications for new speed humps […]