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Five Questions for Elysian Valley Artist Michael Todd on the eve of the Frogtown Art Walk

Five Questions for Elysian Valley Artist Michael Todd on the eve of the Frogtown Art Walk
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Michael Todd | Photo by Matthew Fried By BRENDA REES ELYSIAN VALLEY — You could call Michael Todd one of the unofficial founding fathers of the Frogtown art scene; Todd moved into his studio off Ripple Avenue near the Los Angeles River more than 30 years ago and has seen this working-class area morph from […]

New hillside home development planned for El Sereno

New hillside home development planned for El Sereno

View Larger Map EL SERENO —  A large hillside lot above Huntington Drive would be carved up to build 36 new homes if the city grants the necessary approvals and zoning change.  Applications have been filed with the city’s Planning Department to subdivide the parcel at 2730 N. Onyx Street under the city’s small-lot ordinance, […]

$500,000 townhomes proposed for Highland Park

$500,000 townhomes proposed for Highland Park

Proposed design for twenty-four town home units in Highland Park. | Image provided by developer Williams Homes By NATHAN SOLIS HIGHLAND PARK — A proposed townhome project was presented to the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council last week, with mention of the homes’ estimated $500,000 price tags triggering audible gasps heard from the audience. Santa […]

Sunday Sunset

Sunday Sunset

Sunset view from Silver Lake | Dan Gershon The afternoon sky over Highland Park | Katrina Alexy You can thank what’s left of tropical storm Norbert for pumping warm, moist and unstable air into Southern California, creating some heavy downpours in the Inland Empire but leaving Eastsiders to enjoy some interesting cloud formations and a […]

Morning Report: One dead in El Sereno shooting; Gloria Molina to challenge Jose Huizar in Council District 14 race; Silver Lake motorcyclists to ride in the coast-to-coast Cannonball Run

Morning Report:  One dead in El Sereno shooting; Gloria Molina to challenge Jose Huizar in Council District 14 race; Silver Lake motorcyclists to ride in the coast-to-coast Cannonball Run

Balloon Man, Echo Park | Robert Curreri/Instagram News & Notes: One man was killed early this morning in El Sereno during a drive-by shooting on Valley Boulevard.  KNX1070 Termed out county supervisor Gloria Molina on Friday said that she will seek to replace Jose Huizar as representative of the 14th Council District in next year’s […]

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake sandwiches to-go; community yoga in Lincoln Heights & Eagle Rock’s designer fashion on a budget

Shopper & Diner: Silver Lake sandwiches to-go; community yoga in Lincoln Heights & Eagle Rock’s designer fashion on a budget

Sandwich-to-go window at Lucky Duck | Photo by Marni Epstein By Marni Epstein Lucky Duck,  the American Bistro in Silver Lake, is making it easy to grab a sandwich on the go with a new walk-up window on Hyperion Avenue,  reports Eater LA.  Stop by between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m and grab one of their […]

Hillside House With Mountain Views Open On Sunday

Hillside House With Mountain Views Open On Sunday

Sponsored Post Open House: Sunday, September 7 from 2 pm to 5 p.m. Would you like to buy a house that is completely isolated, located at the end of a cul de sac on a street that has a total of six houses? The elevated hillside location of this home at 1903 Rosebud Avenue provides […]

Morning Report: Cyclist dies after Eagle Rock solo-crash; East Side Moto Babes riding high as more women take up motorcycling

Morning Report:  Cyclist dies after Eagle Rock solo-crash; East Side Moto Babes riding high as more women take up motorcycling

Avenue 55 Convertible, Highland Park | Katrina Alexy News & Notes: A Cerritos man died from the injuries he suffered in a solo cycling accident that took place in Eagle Rock last month, reports Hews Media Group.  57-year-old Edgardo Gabat fell to the pavement after either hitting a crack or stone on Colorado Boulevard near […]

The bar and grill – Highland Park style

The bar and grill – Highland Park style

By Valentina Silva HIGHLAND PARK — While York Boulevard is evolving at neck-breaking speed, Highland Park’s other main drag, Figueroa Street, has seen slower change. Still, along with some of the best carnitas and juice places in town, new concepts have steadily emerged on Fig—Good Girl Dinette has been around for five years now, Little […]

State fills funding gap to build new L.A. River bridge as construction costs soar

State fills funding gap to build new L.A. River bridge as construction costs soar

2013 rendering of La Kretz Crossing / Courtesy L.A. River Revitalization Corp ATWATER VILLAGE – A state agency has awarded $3.66 million to build the La Kretz Crossing, a 302-foot-long bridge across the Los Angeles River that was initially expected to have been paid for mostly with private donations until rising construction estimates required a sizable […]