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Shopper & Diner: Unwrap these Echo Park tamales; Filipino sweets come to Silver Lake; must-try pancakes on the Eastside

Shopper & Diner: Unwrap these Echo Park tamales; Filipino sweets come to Silver Lake; must-try pancakes on the Eastside

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL The holiday season, for many, means tamale time. Here’s LA Weekly’s rundown for the best of this filling, Mesoamerican treat being served in the Echo Park area. Gigi’s Bakery’s of Historic Filipinotown made the list, with its Salvadoran tamales winning special praise. However, the Cuban bakery’s sans-potato Guatemalan and hefty Mexican tamales are […]

Christmas Eve Concert and Candlelight Service 4:30 pm

Christmas Eve Concert and Candlelight Service 4:30 pm

Sponsored Post Join your neighbors to enjoy some music and celebrate the rebirth of God in history as we reflect on “Ecstasy Amidst Terror,” connecting stories of shepherds and exiled parents to today’s threats. Stay for the bilingual posada at 6:00. Spanish Service at 7:00, followed by dinner, piñatas and Candy for the children. We […]

Lawsuit filed against Boyle Heights recycling center; new homes proposed for Eagle Rock

Lawsuit filed against Boyle Heights recycling center; new homes proposed for Eagle Rock

Today’s Photo: Empty Silver Lake Reservoir | Gina Acuna The city filed a lawsuit against Clean Up America, a Boyle Heights recycling center where a fire burned and smoldered for six weeks in a pile of trash that was 2-stories high and 250-feet long. The city wants to a court receiver to take control of […]

Lawsuit filed against Boyle Heights recycling center; new homes proposed for Eagle Rock

Lawsuit filed against Boyle Heights recycling center; new homes proposed for Eagle Rock

Today’s Photo: Empty Silver Lake Reservoir | Gina Acuna The city filed a lawsuit against Clean Up America, a Boyle Heights recycling center where a fire burned and smoldered for six weeks in a pile of trash that was 2-stories high and 250-feet long. The city wants to a court receiver to take control of […]

Alumnus donates $7 million to Cal State L.A. nursing program; Silver Lake debates reservoir’s future; Montecito Heights man enters Congressional race

Alumnus donates $7 million to Cal State L.A. nursing program; Silver Lake debates reservoir’s future; Montecito Heights man enters Congressional race

Today’s Photo: Elysian Park | brianhoward1 Cal State L.A. alumnus Patricia Chin and her husband, William Chin, have donated $7 million to endow the Chin Family Institute for Nursing and create a nursing simulation lab on the El Sereno campus. The college’s school of nursing will also be named in her honor.  Cal State L.A. […]

Price cuts on Boyle Heights 4-unit; Historic Filipinotown duplex; Highland Park bungalow

Price cuts on Boyle Heights 4-unit; Historic Filipinotown duplex; Highland Park bungalow

Prices on more than a dozen homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Boyle Heights: Price reduced $50,000 on a 4-unit apartment building, with one bedroom in each unit. $699,000. Echo Park: Price drops more than $25,000 for two units […]

El Sereno coffee house plans to reopen after car comes crashing through front door

El Sereno coffee house plans to reopen after car comes crashing through front door

Entrance to Holy Grounds remains boarded up BY LUCY GUANUNA EL SERENO — A popular coffee house that  has been closed since late October after a car slammed into the storefront plans to open early next year after extensive damage is repaired and other improvements are made. Holy Grounds Coffee and Tea in the 5300 […]

Scenes and Sightings from Elysian Valley

Scenes and Sightings from Elysian Valley

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Elysian Valley. Home is where the heart is. A photo posted by J.Carlos Zavala (@mrjczavala) on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:47am PST We’re still on that sharing HIGH!! We lovelovelove helping our neighbors share their excess fruits and veggies with other neighbors!!!! #farmla ❤️ A photo posted by […]

Ruins of an RV fire at Echo Park Lake

Ruins of an RV fire at Echo Park Lake

Photo courtesy BW Borden ECHO PARK — Visitors to Echo Park Lake on Friday were met with the burned out shell of an RV parked on Echo Park Avenue. It’s not the first time an RV or camper, often occupied by homeless persons, has caught fire while parked around the lake. BW Borden took the photo […]

Tree topples on Atwater Village van

Tree topples on Atwater Village van

Courtesy Kevin Kuzma ATWATER VILLAGE —  A large tree fell on a van on Tyburn Street near Glenhurst Avenue today as a storm moved through the area. Crews from the L.A. DWP were on the scene this morning but workers were still trying to clear up the mess tonight.  There have been no reports of […]