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Boyle Heights welcomes Avenida Lucha Reyes

Boyle Heights welcomes Avenida Lucha Reyes
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Mariachi concert was part of the dedication ceremony | Jesse Saucedo Photos by Jesse Saucedo Mariachis, local politicos and a crowd gathered in Boyle Heights on a sunny Saturday afternoon to celebrate the renaming  of  a block-long section of Bailey Street  between First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in honor of pioneering Mexican mariachi singer Lucha […]

Bomb scare shuts down 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock*

Bomb scare shuts down 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock*

Caltrans camera video | TrafficLand ABC7 and other media are reporting that the westbound 134 Freeway has been shut down down tonight through Eagle Rock after a bomb squad was called in to inspect a suspicious package near the 134 and 2 freeway interchange.  The westbound lanes are closed at Figueroa Street. Video from a […]

Want to serve on your neighborhood council? You may now have some extra time to apply

Want to serve on your neighborhood council? You may now have some extra time to apply

Photo from Department of Neighborhood Empowerment By Nathan Solis Candidates interested in running for several Eastside and Northeast L.A. neighborhood councils have an extra week to file their applications after a direct-mail campaign got off to a late start. Neighborhood councils that cover communities from Glassell Park and Eagle Rock to El Sereno and Boyle […]

Neighborhood Renovation: Makeover opens up a 1960s Eagle Rock Ranch

Neighborhood Renovation: Makeover opens up a 1960s Eagle Rock Ranch

Kitchen and dining area were opened up | Courtesy Meredith Pominville By Marni Epstein Before: The kitchen before was closed off from the dining and living area Interior designer Meredith Pominville has been decorating homes since 2006 but she recently undertook a challenge of a more personal nature: Breathing new life into her own Eagle […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, East L.A. And Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, East L.A. And Silver Lake

Goddess of Mercy & Compassion, Echo Park | Veroomac/Instgram Boyle Heights soils tests show high levels of lead  near Exide battery plant. Illegal pot shops still opening up in Eagle Rock. East L.A. bank robbery trial begins for former manager and her ex-boyfriend. Silver Lake home designed by National Park Service architect hits the market […]

Storefront Report: Proposed Echo Park wine bar seeks city permission to start pouring

Storefront Report: Proposed Echo Park wine bar seeks city permission to start pouring

The former Echo Park wine bar known as City Sip will serve as the new home of a new wine bar called Bar Bandini, which will include indoor and outdoor seating for about 80 customers as well as live entertainment.  Well, at least that’s the plan by the owners, an entity known, JP Lippstein 2150 GP […]

Storefront Report: Silver Lake beauty specialists set up shop in Frogtown

Storefront Report: Silver Lake beauty specialists set up shop in Frogtown

Photo courtesy Tamara Perry Photo courtesy Tamara Perry There is no shortage of places to get your hair cut and colored in Silver Lake, where stylist Tamara Perry and color specialist Vanessa McGrath worked in a high-end salon. So when it came time to open their business, they settled in Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, where […]

L.A.Marathon runners hitting the streets of Echo Park and Silver Lake

L.A.Marathon runners hitting the streets of Echo Park and Silver Lake

Runners pour down Elysian Park Avenue from Dodger Stadium| Scott Fajack An estimated 25,000 L.A. Marathon. runners are making their way through Echo Park and Silver Lake this morning on their 26.2-mile course to Santa Monica. More photos coming soon. Update: Gebo Burka of Ethiopia was the first male runner to cross the finish line with […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park And Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Echo Park And Silver Lake

Community Garden Color, El Sereno | Dore Burry/Flickr The friendship between an Echo Park man and a goose continues. Detour Ahead: L.A. Marathon street closures in Echo Park and Silver Lake. Lawyers advise city to pay $185,000 to settle lawsuit over Councilman Jose Huizar’s Boyle Heights car crash. The Eastsider  thanks  a Highland Park resident […]

Shopper & Diner: Los Feliz’s flavorful cocktails; egg-cellent locally sourced food in Eagle Rock; & folk art sprouts in Elysian Valley gallery

Shopper & Diner: Los Feliz’s flavorful cocktails; egg-cellent locally sourced food in Eagle Rock; & folk art sprouts in Elysian Valley gallery

Mixing it up at MessHall | Photo by Marni Epstein By Marni Epstein Los Feliz’s gastro tavern, MessHall, is mixing up a surprising drinks says the Los Feliz Ledger. This eatery with an eponymous homage to army camps and Sloppy Joes is building unique flavor combinations courtesy of new cocktail maestro Ben Scott. The menu […]