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Lost in Echo Park: Mixed Breed Puppy

Lost in Echo Park:  Mixed Breed Puppy

  I ran into her owner searching for her. Her name is Lucy, she’s a mixed breed puppy, looks like a Rottie/Dobie mix. She just had her bath, so her collar was off when she bolted. She could be anywhere along the Sunset/Echo Park Ave/Morton Ave/Academy Rd to Elysian Park corridor. Owner’s name is Francisco, […]

Fireworks, Music and a Parade: Where to celebrate the 4th of July on the Eastside

Fireworks, Music and a Parade: Where to celebrate the 4th of July on the Eastside

Photo by Sandy Driscoll When you live on the Eastside, there’s usually no need to head out to attend a formal 4th of July fireworks show — there’s usually someone nearby lighting up the night sky with colorful skyrockets, bombs and other fiery displays. But, if you want to be on the safe side and […]

L.A. minimum wage taking a big jump July 1

L.A. minimum wage taking a big jump July 1

Employers in the City of Los Angeles with 26 or more workers must start paying at least $12 an hour on July 1 under the new citywide minimum wage. That’s a $1.50-cent increase– or nearly 15% — above the current $10.50 minimum. “I think it’s great,” said Lauren Gardiner, who works at Wacko, a gift […]

Elysian Valley hopping with free music in July at the Frog Spot

Elysian Valley hopping with free music in July at the Frog Spot

Courtesy FOLAR ELYSIAN VALLEY — The Frog Spot, the riverfront outreach center of the Friends of the Los Angeles River, presents live music throughout the month of July and hosts a Saturday afternoon beer garden and “Pop Up Food Fest.” The Frog Spots books new and veteran performers presenting an eclectic mix of musical genres, ranging […]

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera EAST LOS ANGELES — Cruising Whittier Boulevard, once a time honored ritual, had faded away in recent years. But apparently there’s been a cruising comeback, with events drawing 2,000 classic as well as rather ordinary cars to jam the boulevard. Now, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis wants to renew efforts […]

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera EAST LOS ANGELES — Cruising Whittier Boulevard, once a time honored ritual, had faded away in recent years. But apparently there’s been a cruising comeback, with events drawing 2,000 classic as well as rather ordinary cars to jam the boulevard. Now, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis wants to renew efforts […]

The challenges awaiting new Congressman Jimmy Gomez; Garvanza’s hot new wedding spot; Cal State L.A. sexual harassment suit

The challenges awaiting new Congressman Jimmy Gomez; Garvanza’s hot new wedding spot; Cal State L.A. sexual harassment suit

Eastside Scene: Mural in Progress, Highland Park | Katrina Alexy Jimmy Gomez of Eagle Rock is leaving the Democratic-dominated California legislature to serve in a Republican-controlled Congress. The L.A. Times looks at the challenges Gomez will face as he prepares for his first term as representative of the 34th Congressional District. Two musicians have turned […]

For Sale: Space, Views and Serenity in Highland Park

For Sale: Space, Views and Serenity in Highland Park

Sponsored Post 1133 Toledo St. | 975,000 | Property Website This rare find in red-hot Highland Park provides high style and a great bedroom count in a quiet cul-de-sac location. Notes of cool California Modernism resound throughout the light-filled two level layout that seamlessly connects the living, dining and kitchen to tranquil outdoor spaces. The […]

Sure sign of summer

Sure sign of summer

Bowe’s lemonade stand | Photo by Sandy Driscoll SILVER LAKE —  This industrious kid named Bowe knows there’s nothing like a cool glass of freshly squeezed lemonade to beat the summer heat — especially at a $1 a pop.  He had a nice shady spot on West Silver Lake Boulevard near the Chandelier Tree when […]

Cheap Israeli eats in Silver Lake; Echo Park kink; Eagle Rock pasta

Cheap Israeli eats in Silver Lake; Echo Park kink; Eagle Rock pasta

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Mh Zh has captured the Israeli café vibe, according to the LA Weekly. Initially, the long wait, “rickety tables and chairs,” and “painfully Silver Lake-ian crowd” struck a nerve with restaurant reviewer Besha Rodell. But after paying for dishes, such as the potatoes with charred lemon and a lamb “ragooooo” at a […]