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Glenn Frey’s Echo Park days

Glenn Frey’s Echo Park days
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Glenn Frey shared an Echo Park apartment for $60 a month ECHO PARK —  Before he rose to rock ‘n’ roll fame in the 1970s as a co-founder of The Eagles, guitarist Glenn Frey was just another young, struggling L.A. musician looking for his next gig and a cheap place to live. For a while, […]

Homeless man found shot dead in Sycamore Grove Park

Homeless man found shot dead in Sycamore Grove Park

HIGHLAND PARK — A man described as a transient was found shot dead this afternoon in Sycamore Grove Park, police said. The victim is the second homeless man who has been found killed in or near the park in recent months. The male Latino in his 30s sustained a gunshot wound to the head but […]

New Highland Park restaurant to fill a void on York Boulevard

New Highland Park restaurant to fill a void on York Boulevard

Recess Eatery | Katrina Alexy HIGHLAND PARK –   When Hervey Chapman died in early 2011, he left behind the Verdugo Pet Shop in the middle of a block that would become ground zero of gentrifying York Boulevard. After cats were rescued from the shuttered store, it would take many more months before Chapman’s estate was […]

To tear down the Sixth Street Bridge, L.A. will also have to close the 101

To tear down the Sixth Street Bridge, L.A. will also have to close the 101

BOYLE HEIGHTS —  The demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge, which was supposed to have begun earlier this month but was postponed, is now back on for February, officials announced today. That’s not all. The demolition work will require a 40-hour shutdown of the 101 Freeway that runs underneath part of the span. The bridge […]

Instructions for those who have not crossed the street recently

Instructions for those who have not crossed the street recently

HIGHLAND PARK — The new traffic signal at York Boulevard and Avenue 63 came with an over-sized set of operating instructions. Just in case you had forgotten how to cross the street. The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content published on The Eastsider during the last 24 hours. Expect the digest to land […]

Found in Highland Park: Sweet Maltese

Found in Highland Park: Sweet Maltese

Found this total sweetie on Meridian and Ave 59 in Highland Park at 5pm on 1-13-16. She has a red collar but no tags. I think it’s a girl but not 100 percent sure. Contact: Tyrrellshaffner@hotmail.com Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Become an Eastside Animals sponsor Read […]

Found in Highland Park: Sweet Maltese

Found in Highland Park: Sweet Maltese

Found this total sweetie on Meridian and Ave 59 in Highland Park at 5pm on 1-13-16. She has a red collar but no tags. I think it’s a girl but not 100 percent sure. Contact: Tyrrellshaffner@hotmail.com Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Become an Eastside Animals sponsor Read […]

Million-dollar makeover in the works for Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights

Million-dollar makeover in the works for Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights

Whittier Boulevard at Boyle Avenue BOYLE HEIGHTS —  When it has come to improving neighborhood streets, the city has focused much of its attention on thoroughfares like Cesar Chavez Avenue and East First Street.  Now, it looks like Whittier Boulevard  may also be getting some help to make it more safer, attractive and pedestrian friendly. […]

Water is in short supply at Debs Park pond

Water is in short supply at Debs Park pond

Debs Pond in better days | Martha Benedict One of the rewards for hiking up to one of the highest points in Debs Park is a hilltop pond surrounded by trees and views of the city and mountains. But in recent weeks park visitors have been surprised to discover that the water level in the […]

Sixth Street Bridge gets temporary reprieve from demolition

Sixth Street Bridge gets temporary reprieve from demolition

Sixth Street Viaduct | Laurie Avocado/C.C. 2.0 BOYLE HEIGHTS — The Sixth Street Bridge will remain standing for a few months more than expected. Demolition of the concrete-and-steel span connecting Boyle Heights and Downtown was scheduled to begin early this month but has now been postponed, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works. […]