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Vegan fare arrives in City Terrace. Will gentrification follow?

Vegan fare arrives in City Terrace. Will gentrification follow?

Chef Doomie of NextMex Express | Photo by Fernanda Hernandez By FERNANDA HERNANDEZ, UT Community News Reporter City Terrace — NextMex Express, part of the Doomie’s vegan chains of restaurants, opened its doors on the Eastside late last year — sparking a mixed reaction from residents. Some bemoaned the development as a sign of gentrification while others […]

Eastside scooters ban? |

Eastside scooters ban? |

A Roundup of Eastside News & Info Will scooters be banned across a large portion of the Eastside? Another candidate joins the race to replace Councilman Jose Huizar. Plus, don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s special school board election. Monday’s News & Notes has it covered. Councilman wants electric scooters banned temporarily  Citing safety concerns, […]

USC and Boyle Heights group strike deal | Driver dies driving off Fwy 60 | Eagle Rock Park not ADA compliant

USC and Boyle Heights group strike deal | Driver dies driving off Fwy 60 | Eagle Rock Park not ADA compliant

EDITED by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. An anti-gentrification group in Boyle Heights reached a deal with The University of Southern California over a 95-unit student housing complex near the school’s health science campus. USC will provide a job training fund of up […]

Ex-boyfriend believed involved in El Sereno car-to-car shooting

Ex-boyfriend believed involved in El Sereno car-to-car shooting

By LUCY GUANUNA El Sereno  — A woman and her new boyfriend were being followed by her ex when a car-to-car shooting involving a third vehicle took place Thursday night, police said. The incident happened at about 9 p.m. when the couple were driving near Huntington Drive and Soto Street, said Sgt. E. Yerkey with […]

Vandals revisit Boyle Heights café; Glassell Park gains dining options; Red Lion prepares to upgrade

Vandals revisit Boyle Heights café; Glassell Park gains dining options; Red Lion prepares to upgrade

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Here’s your weekly round up of Eastside storefront news. Vandalism struck Weird Wave Coffee Brewers in Boyle Heights for the ninth time, Boyle Heights Beats reports. Vandals splattered the storefront with light blue paint, which damaged the store’s black signage and white exterior wall. Although Weird Wave Coffee has experienced some collateral […]

Vandals revisit Boyle Heights café; Glassell Park gains dining options; Red Lion prepares to upgrade

Vandals revisit Boyle Heights café; Glassell Park gains dining options; Red Lion prepares to upgrade

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Here’s your weekly round up of Eastside storefront news. Vandalism struck Weird Wave Coffee Brewers in Boyle Heights for the ninth time, Boyle Heights Beats reports. Vandals splattered the storefront with light blue paint, which damaged the store’s black signage and white exterior wall. Although Weird Wave Coffee has experienced some collateral […]

Eagle Rock park is less than welcoming to visitors with disabilities

Eagle Rock park is less than welcoming to visitors with disabilities

Chris Lazaro/Community News By CHRISTOPHER LAZARO, UT Community News Reporter Eagle Rock — More than 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a 4-year-old Eagle Rock girl can’t play in her neighborhood park because it isn’t ADA compliant. “We can’t push her wheelchair onto the sand in the playground area, let alone […]

Dogs & Disc Golf Players: Find out who benefits from $12.5 million in Elysian Park improvements

Dogs & Disc Golf Players: Find out who benefits from $12.5 million in Elysian Park improvements

Elysian Park scene It’s been nearly seven years since millions of dollars was put into a fund to pay for improvements across Elysian Park. Now, after years of delays and meetings, city officials have finally selected the projects to be funded, among them the first dog park in Elysian Park and a big expansion of […]

Renovated Glassell Park building emerging as drinking & dining hotspot

Renovated Glassell Park building emerging as drinking & dining hotspot

Glassell Park —The renovation of a nearly block-long Spanish Colonial commercial building has attracted tenants planning to open a bar and a microbrewery and restaurant next door, according to filings with the Planning Department. The restoration of the one-story building at Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 35 has involved the installation of large storefront windows, tile […]

Boyle Heights gentrification foes score win | Celebrity hoaxes aren’t new | Silver Lake Medical Center sold

Boyle Heights gentrification foes score win | Celebrity hoaxes aren’t new | Silver Lake Medical Center sold

A Roundup of Eastside News & Info USC came up with concessions after its expanding health science campus met with opposition in Boyle Heights. Are there parallels between the Jussie Smollet case and that of a legendary Echo Park evangelist? And the Silver Lake Medical Center gets sold. News & Notes for Monday. USC and […]