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Silver Lake’s hullabaloo and costume contest for dogs; Chinatown’s mini marathon; Echo’s Park’s Tales from the Crypt

Silver Lake’s hullabaloo and costume contest for dogs; Chinatown’s mini marathon; Echo’s Park’s Tales from the Crypt

For Halloween weekend, Silver Lake has a doggy costume contest, as well as Rose Scharlin’s 15th annual family-friendly Hullabaloo. In Chinatown – and not much beyond that – 826LA holds its inaugural “Half Half Half Half Half Marathon” (0.826 miles) at Los Angeles State Historic Park. In Echo Park, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater hosts […]

Northeast L.A. conductor connects community and classical music

Northeast L.A. conductor connects community and classical music

Conductor Sonia Marie de León de Vega | Rodolfo Vega By NESTOR CASTIGLIONE Classical music is often considered by many as being of interest only to old and monied white elites. But nobody is perhaps more aware of how false such assertions ring than conductor Sonia Marie de León de Vega. She herself has enjoyed […]

Dodger fan’s big hat tip to the team

Dodger fan’s big hat tip to the team

Big Dodger hat gets a lift | Photo by Erika Meier No, you are not seeing things. That was a pickup truck driving around with a giant Dodger hat. It belongs to Echo Park resident and set builder Erik Dahl.  The hat had been hanging around his Boyle Heights construction workshop until the team finally […]

Little Lending Libraries to get the Silver Lake touch

Little Lending Libraries to get the Silver Lake touch

BY BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE – Little Lending Libraries – the small bookcases found in front of homes,  shops and other places where passersby can take or leave books – have spread across the world, according to Little Free Library, which fosters these book exchanges. Approximately 60,000 of these little libraries have sprung up in […]

Cypress Park shooting leaves man dead near Gold Line station

Cypress Park shooting leaves man dead near Gold Line station

CYPRESS PARK — One man was shot and killed Saturday night near the Heritage Square Gold Line Station, police said. The victim, described as a male black in his 60s, was shot at about 11 pm near Pasadena and French Avenues, said LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera. However, TV news clips show the victim nearby at […]

Occidental ends football season early; Dodgers frenzy strikes; porta-potties to battle Hep A?

Occidental ends football season early; Dodgers frenzy strikes; porta-potties to battle Hep A?

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. A primary challenger against U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has sprung from the Eastside. State Senate president Kevin de León, whose district includes most of the Eastside, announced plans to challenge his fellow Democrat she seeks […]

New from Tracy Do: A Bungalow with a Pool in Highland Park

New from Tracy Do: A Bungalow with a Pool in Highland Park

Sponsored Post 6225 Saylin Lane | Highland Park Find this tastefully remodeled bungalow circa 1923 on a peaceful cul-de-sac in Highland Park’s coveted Garvanza neighborhood. Standout features include hilltop views, bonus studio space and a sparkling swimming pool. Enter from the front sitting-porch to a bright living room finished with period built-ins and beautiful bamboo […]

Courtney + Kurt Real Estate Team Just Listed: Glassell Park Duplex and Silver Lake Townhome

Courtney + Kurt Real Estate Team Just Listed: Glassell Park Duplex and Silver Lake Townhome

Sponsored Post 2839 W Avenue 34 Located on a quiet, tree-lined street in Glassell Park, two beautifully renovated bungalows on a lot offer classic California living at its finest. The front home offers 2 beds + 1 bath, updated kitchen with stainless appliances, a built-in dining area, gorgeous bath, wood floors, new central AC, updates […]

Three Homes on a Lot: Classic Highland Park Bungalows with Modern Flair

Three Homes on a Lot: Classic Highland Park Bungalows with Modern Flair

Sponsored Post 405 N. Avenue 66 This one of a kind beauty is located in the Historic Garvanza area of Highland Park. This modern multi-unit Craftsman and Bungalow compound have a modern farmhouse feel. All three homes feature contemporary open floor plans with a traditional charm you will fall in love with. The luxury updates […]

Architects selected to create masterplan for large development next to Echo Park

Architects selected to create masterplan for large development next to Echo Park

Vacant office building and a church now occupy the site of the planned development It’s been more than a  year since preventionists failed to have a Mid-Century office building designed by noted L.A. architect William Pereira declared a historic landmark. The site,  located between Echo Park and Downtown, has been pretty quiet since then. But today, the  owner […]