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Friday night quake shakes up the Eastside

Friday night quake shakes up the Eastside
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Jump to the 1:45 mark to hear Vin Scully calmly describe the quake. A magnitude 5.1 quake centered near La Habra tonight was felt across the Eastside, from East L.A. to Echo Park. There are no early reports of any major damage, and a pre-season game at Dodger Stadium continued as normal after the earthquake […]

Woman’s body found in lake at Boyle Heights’ Hollenbeck Park

Woman’s body found in lake at Boyle Heights’ Hollenbeck Park

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A team of LAPD divers are assisting in this afternoon’s investigating of  the discovery of a woman’s body floating in the lake at Hollenbeck Park. KTLA reports that homicide detectives are handling the case but it’s not clear how the woman’s body ended up in the lake. LAPD #Dive Team assisting #Hollenbeck […]

Councilman asks Dodgers to postpone reopening of Scott Avenue entrance

Councilman asks Dodgers to postpone reopening of Scott Avenue entrance

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell (left) at Dodger community meeting | Robin Blackman ECHO PARK — Councilman Mitch O’Farrell asked the Dodgers tonight to postpone their controversial decision to reopen the Scott Avenue entrance of the ballpark on game days. With the season opener only about a week away, O’Farrell  made the request during a packed and […]

Storefront Report: Yoga studio brings new life to old Highland Park building

Storefront Report: Yoga studio brings new life to old Highland Park building

Yoga studio in the works | Nathan Solis By Nathan Solis HIGHLAND PARK — It’s no secret where Highand Park’s newest yoga studio is going to open. The dead ringer would be the large letters that read “HOT YOGA” inside the broad windows at 5612 Figueroa Street, just a few doors down from the Highland […]

New Highland Park church owners putting their faith into a nightclub

New Highland Park church owners putting their faith into a nightclub

HIGHLAND PARK – The York Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1913 to serve a congregation of mostly conservative Midwestern newcomers.  More than a century,  the new owners of the now vacant church have a new flock in mind, those who are more interested in dining, drinking and dancing than attending Sunday services. The […]

Storefront Report: Does Echo Park need another place that sells coffee? Apparently so

Storefront Report: Does Echo Park need another place that sells coffee? Apparently so

Coffee shop proposed for former vintage store ECHO PARK – Work is underway to transform the former Bear Cat vintage store, which shut down less than a year after opening last summer, into a coffee shop at 1532 Sunset Boulevard, according to online city records and a construction worker in the storefront. The Eastsider is […]

Scenes & Sightings: Riding high on Fargo Street

Scenes & Sightings: Riding high on Fargo Street

Just watching cyclists ride up Fargo Street in Echo Park is enough to make your legs ache. But there were many hardy   bike riders willing to take on the steep street during today’s annual Fargo Street Hill Climb. We are awaiting to hear the finals results from the L.A. Wheelmen, the bike club which sponsors […]

Scenes & Sightings: Goodbye Del Mor Apartments, hello Grafton Lofts

Scenes & Sightings: Goodbye Del Mor Apartments, hello Grafton Lofts

Former Del Mor Apartments Only a few months after being sold for $9.275  million, the four-story Del Mor Apartments building on Echo Park Avenue has a new name – Grafton Lofts – and a new look thanks to a black-and-white color scheme on the ground floor. Kind of a classy look for the 86-year-old building. […]

For Sale: Triplex in prime Echo Park!

For Sale: Triplex in prime Echo Park!

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 1658 Echo Park Ave. | $789,000 | Property Website Discover Echo Park, a great neighborhood known for it’s vibrant mix of architecture, unique character & charm. This wonderful triplex sits in one of the most PREMIERE locations & offers a blend of Spanish architecture & cool California features. Great for owner-user […]

For Sale: Stunning Valley Village Home

For Sale: Stunning Valley Village Home

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 5109 Bluebell Ave  | $1,650,000  |  Property Website A 16,000+ SF oasis that you must see! Pristine Valley Village home nestled on an enormous lot featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, beautiful hardwood flooring, upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, recessed lighting and much more. Step into paradise in our own […]