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Echo Park home prices jump in September; hot pink Silver Lake Spanish sells for $1.9 million

Echo Park home prices jump in September; hot pink Silver Lake Spanish sells for $1.9 million
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By JEFFERY MARINO Home prices increased just 3.8% in the city of L.A. this September – the lowest price appreciation  since June 2012, according to a recent report from real estate brokerage, Redfin. But the Eastside was an exception as it contains some of the most competitive markets in all of L.A.  Many Eastside neighborhoods […]

Polish food lovers await the reopening of Glassell Park’s Polka

Polish food lovers await the reopening of Glassell Park’s Polka

Photo by Rebecca Schiffman By REBECCA SCHIFFMAN GLASSELL PARK — The neighborhood fans of pierogies and goulash have had to find alternatives since Polka Polish Restaurant and other adjacent  businesses were forced to close in July following an electrical room fire. The fire also disrupted water and gas service at the small shopping plaza at the at the […]

Assembly Required: New playground takes shape in Lincoln Heights

Assembly Required: New playground takes shape in Lincoln Heights

This part goes where? | Courtesy Let’s Play LINCOLN HEIGHTS — An estimated 200 volunteers built a new playground this weekend at the Boys & Girls Club in Lincoln Heights. Volunteers had to figure out how all the donated pieces fit together but they still got the job done. The equipment was donated under the Let’s […]

Assembly Required: New playground takes shape in Lincoln Heights

Assembly Required: New playground takes shape in Lincoln Heights

This part goes where? | Courtesy Let’s Play LINCOLN HEIGHTS — An estimated 200 volunteers built a new playground this weekend at the Boys & Girls Club in Lincoln Heights. Volunteers had to figure out how all the donated pieces fit together but they still got the job done. The equipment was donated under the Let’s […]

A fireworks finale for the Sixth Street Bridge

A fireworks finale for the Sixth Street Bridge

Saying farewell to the Sixth Street Bridge | Kevin Break Saturday’s farewell festival for the Sixth Street Bridge, which is scheduled to be demolished early next year, ended with a fireworks show captured by photographer Kevin Break. The 3,500-foot-bridge linking Boyle Heights and Downtown was closed to traffic for the day and turned into a […]

Silver Lake liquor store serves as the stage for a dark comedy

Silver Lake liquor store serves as the stage for a dark comedy

HOLD UP HEART from Ed K-O on Vimeo. SILVER LAKE — Bogie’s is like countless other neighborhood liquor stores across L.A. Its windows are plastered with posters and the shelves and coolers are stocked with the typical combination of Diet Coke, Monster drinks and  cases of beer and wine. That made it the ideal setting […]

Man injured in Echo Park bar shooting [updated]

Man injured in Echo Park bar shooting [updated]

ECHO PARK ––  Police are searching for a suspect or suspects responsible for a shooting at an Echo Park bar tonight that left a man injured, according to preliminary information from LAPD. The shooting took place at Little Joy bar at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Portia Street, said Sgt. Douglas Bowler at the […]

New Eastside Rentals: $3,500/month rents a Silver Lake Boulevard apartment; City Terrace one-bedroom going for $1,095

New Eastside Rentals: $3,500/month rents a Silver Lake Boulevard apartment; City Terrace one-bedroom going for $1,095

Some of the Eastside rentals to hit the market during the past week range from a two-bedroom apartment on Silver Lake Boulevard going for $3,500 a month to a one-bedroom City Terrace apartment asking $1,095 a month. Looking for something under $1,000? If you don’t mind sharing a house, there’s a one-bedroom with shared kitchen […]

New Eastside Rentals: $3,500/month rents a Silver Lake Boulevard apartment; City Terrace one-bedroom going for $1,095

New Eastside Rentals: $3,500/month rents a Silver Lake Boulevard apartment; City Terrace one-bedroom going for $1,095

Some of the Eastside rentals to hit the market during the past week range from a two-bedroom apartment on Silver Lake Boulevard going for $3,500 a month to a one-bedroom City Terrace apartment asking $1,095 a month. Looking for something under $1,000? If you don’t mind sharing a house, there’s a one-bedroom with shared kitchen […]

Boyle Heights flooding blamed on clogged storm drains; tracking an L.A. River coyote

Boyle Heights flooding blamed on clogged storm drains; tracking an L.A. River coyote

Echo Park Lake | Daveed Kapoor/Instagram Councilman Huizar is calling for more frequent street and storm drain cleaning to avoid a repeat of this week’s street flooding in Boyle Heights. KPCC The National Park Service is now tracking a female coyote fitted with a GPS collar who roams along the L.A. River near Elysian Valley. […]