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What’s keeping Silver Lake’s Chandelier Tree in the dark? Uncertainty

What’s keeping Silver Lake’s Chandelier Tree in the dark? Uncertainty

By BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE – Why can’t the Chandelier Tree get relit? At this point, before filing for the right permit, the man who hung those chandeliers wants to be certain that things work out. “We have to make sure we have a good chance of getting [the permit] prior to applying,” said Adam Tenenbaum, […]

Speed limits changes coming to Eastside streets

Speed limits changes coming to Eastside streets

25 mph speed limit on Avenue 28 in Cypress Park will be raised to 30 mpg Speed limits are going up on more than 100 miles of city streets so the LAPD can write more speeding tickets, the Los Angeles Times reports.  Huh? It sounds counterintuitive, but then again so is the law that forced the […]

Eastside presence at Golden Globes | Sunset Junction business shake-up | El Sereno’s anti-gentrifier graffiti

Eastside presence at Golden Globes | Sunset Junction business shake-up  | El Sereno’s anti-gentrifier graffiti

EDITED by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. The Rite Aid in Echo Park received a shoutout during this year’s Golden Globes, with hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg arranging for flu shots to be delivered from the Glendale Boulevard pharmacy. Men and […]

Beautiful Homes in Atwater Village, Glassell Park and Studio City Presented by Tracy Do

Beautiful Homes in Atwater Village, Glassell Park and Studio City Presented by Tracy Do

Sponsored Post 4153 Brunswick Ave. | Atwater Village Set behind a white picket fence with bougainvillea and lush landscaping, this charming home occupies a choice spot in Atwater Village. Formal living and dining rooms are bathed in sunlight, with character-rich details including arched passthroughs, wood paneled wainscoting and French doors. In the large kitchen find […]

Open House Weekend: $785,000 Glassell Park townhouse | $1 million Atwater Village traditional | $895,000 Mt. Washington 3-bedroom

Open House Weekend: $785,000 Glassell Park townhouse | $1 million Atwater Village traditional | $895,000 Mt. Washington 3-bedroom

Search our sponsored Open House Calendar listings below or click on the neighborhood links for more properties. Go here for recent real estate listings. Atwater Village Area Boyle Heights Area Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mount Washington Area Eagle Rock Area East Los Angeles Area Echo Park Area El Sereno Area Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights […]

Eastside Weekend: Dark ’80s Night; NELA Gallery Night; Donuts & photo shoot at Echo Park Lake

Eastside Weekend: Dark ’80s Night; NELA Gallery Night; Donuts & photo shoot at Echo Park Lake

By LUCY GUANUNA Start the new year off by doing a good deed and donating blankets and supplies to the Northeast LA Blanket Drive. End your Saturday on a chill note with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra as they play their renditions of songs from movies like the Pirates of the Caribbean and Titanic. Read on […]

“Strange Days”: A new sci fi novel and a metaphor for Echo Park gentrification

“Strange Days”: A new sci fi novel and a metaphor for Echo Park gentrification

Author Constantine Singer | Courtesy Constantine Singer By BARRY LANK Echo Park  — Imagine Echo Park in a dystopian future, being invaded by outsiders. Kind of like how many residents now view neighborhood gentrification, but as a science fiction story. With aliens. That’s the theme of Constantine Singer’s first published novel, “Strange Days,” which is aimed […]

Goodby El Pollo Loco, Hello California Sun: Sunset Junction undergoing restaurant and retail shake up

Goodby El Pollo Loco, Hello California Sun: Sunset Junction undergoing restaurant and retail shake up

Sunset Junction — the hub of the neighborhood restaurants, shops and nightlife — has witnesses the departure of several businesses in recent weeks as well as the arrival of some newcomers.  Here’s a rundown of what’s been going on: The Silver Lake El Pollo Loco has shuttered The fast-food Mexican restaurant restaurant is currently boarded […]

Crash and coffee in Cypress Park

Crash and coffee in Cypress Park

Cypress Park —  A black Kia crashed onto the sidewalk outside of Antigua Coffee Roasters on Saturday, demolishing a stop sign, some planters and narrowly missing sidewalk tables outside the Figueroa Street coffee house. LA Grim Street posted photos of the crash to show the need for more traffic safety measures along Figueroa. But a  different set […]

East Hollywood fire breaks out in vacant apartment building

East Hollywood fire breaks out in vacant apartment building

Photo by Rachel Uranga By Rachel Urganga East Hollywood — A vacant East Hollywood apartment building that stood over the former Goody Goody restaurant burned early this morning. Fire officials tweeted that the fire at 315 N. Vermont Ave. broke out before 6 am in the ground floor of the three-story brick building, next to the Metro […]