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Eastside Sunday: Combo Chimbita comes to Echo Park; Puppets go to Italy; Eagle Rock wants your sleeping bags

Eastside Sunday: Combo Chimbita comes to Echo Park; Puppets go to Italy; Eagle Rock wants your sleeping bags

Sunday, August 26 By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ Here are today’s highlights from our Eastside Events Calendar, Weekend Picks and some bonus events to consider: The up and coming quartet – Combo Chimbita – will rock their Latin fusion of cumbia, reggae and Caribbean beats at The Echo. Go here for details Puppets need a vacation too and […]

Eastside Saturday: “Searching for Sugarman” Rodriguez performs at Cal State L.A.; Take a kayak down the LA River; Dance to some 90s hits at the Echoplex

Eastside Saturday: “Searching for Sugarman” Rodriguez performs at Cal State L.A.; Take a kayak down the LA River; Dance to some 90s hits at the Echoplex

Saturday, August 25 Here are today’s highlights from our Eastside Events Calendar, Weekend Picks and some bonus events to consider: Rodriguez, who was chronicled in the Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, makes his return to the Luckman stage in El Sereno. Go here for details Looking for some outdoor fun? Rent a kayak at […]

A bold butterfly in East L.A.

A bold butterfly in East L.A.

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera East Los Angeles  — Thanks to Aurelio Jose Barrera for brightening up our day — and the blog — with this photo a large black and yellow butterfly It appears to be a giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontesa. These are giants in the butterfly world — with an average wingspan of more […]

“Thank You, East Los” pays homage to home

“Thank You, East Los” pays homage to home

Metztli Garcia/Las Fotos Project By CHRISTOPHER MORALES East Los Angeles  —  Local youth photographer Metztli Garcia struggled to find a theme for her first solo exhibit but eventually decided on one: gratitude to her hometown. “All of my life I’ve been raised in or by East L.A. culture. It’s what made me. It’s not just […]

Echo Park Lake thrives five years after it was cleaned up

Echo Park Lake thrives five years after it was cleaned up

By BARRY LANK Echo Park   — It’s a hot day, but it doesn’t matter. The picnic tables are full on a Saturday afternoon – with older men slapping down cards and families playing bingo. A snack stand nearby sells elote straight off the grill. Closer to the water, two women take glamor shots of each […]

Echo Park Lake thrives five years after it was cleaned up

Echo Park Lake thrives five years after it was cleaned up

By BARRY LANK Echo Park   — It’s a hot day, but it doesn’t matter. The picnic tables are full on a Saturday afternoon – with older men slapping down cards and families playing bingo. A snack stand nearby sells elote straight off the grill. Closer to the water, two women take glamor shots of each […]

How to help prevent brush fires in El Sereno? Bring in the goats

How to help prevent brush fires in El Sereno? Bring in the goats

Smoke rises above El Sereno from December 2017 brush fire | Scott Fajack With brush and grass fires scorching the hills of El Sereno, a neighborhood couple, Kit and Naoko McConnell, have started a GoFundMe campaign with the pledge to eliminate combustible material with the help of brush clearing goats. The Eastsider reached out to […]

Manafort’s Los Feliz connection; Former Highland Park movie house is up for sale; Lollipop Records setting up in Boyle Heights

Manafort’s Los Feliz connection; Former Highland Park movie house is up for sale; Lollipop Records setting up in Boyle Heights

– A Roundup of Eastside  Real Estate and Development News Welcome to a digest of Eastside real estate news, development and people. In this week’s issue: Two properties in Los Feliz have gotten drawn into the federal probe of President Trump’s former advisor, Paul Manafort. Rock legend Alice Cooper is putting up his Echo Park […]

A Classic California Bungalow with Sleek Modern Edge — From FentonLA

A Classic California Bungalow with Sleek Modern Edge — From FentonLA

Sponsored Post 3313 Perlita |Atwater Village Built in 1923, “Perlita” is born again in 2018. This 3-bedroom 2-bath home has undergone a complete renovation + addition that takes the classic California bungalow charm and infuses it with a sleek modern edge. Upon entry you’ll find an amazing kitchen that features quartz counters, brand new black […]

Eastside Saturday: Community Bird Walk in Debs Park; Tantra speed dating in Silver Lake; Los Feliz jazz

Eastside Saturday: Community Bird Walk in Debs Park; Tantra speed dating in Silver Lake; Los Feliz jazz

Saturday, August 18 Here are today’s highlights from our Eastside Events Calendar, Weekend Picks and some bonus events to consider: Take a Saturday morning Community Bird Walk organized by the Audubon Center at Debs Park Go here for details Still Yoga in Silver Lake hosts Tantra Speed Dating — a Tantra yoga-inspired relationship skills class plus […]