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Eastside Property: Atwater cottage returns to market with bolder colors and price tag

Eastside Property: Atwater cottage returns to market with bolder colors and price tag

648-square-foot Atwater Village house returns to market/Redfin Same home last May/The Eastsider This 648-square foot Atwater Village cottage got a lot of attention in May when it hit the market at $395,000, with dozens of agents, home buyers and looky-loos packing into the place on the day after it was listed.   The charming but worn-out [...]

Gardener found shot in Eagle Rock yard

Gardener found shot in Eagle Rock yard

A gardener suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was listed in  stable condition after he was found this morning in a front yard in Eagle Rock . The victim, described as a man in his 40s, was found in the yard by one of his customers in the 1800 block of Avenue 51, reports L.A. Now. [...]

Last chance to get wet in the L.A. River

Last chance to get wet in the L.A. River

Kayakers in the L.A. River Pilot Recreation Zone/Martha Benedict A summer-time experiment that opened the L.A. River to kayaking, fishing and other forms of  recreation ends this holiday weekend. The L.A. River Pilot Recreation Zone, which came into being on Memorial Day,  allowed the public to walk, watch birds, kayak and fish on a 2.5 [...]

Echo Park library to offer free college-prep series and writing classes

Echo Park library to offer free college-prep series and writing classes

Echo Park Library/LAPL The Echo Park branch library on Temple Street is now registering students for five-week writing workshop as well as a series of free SAT test prep classes. Here are the details from Young Adult Library Wendy McPherson: Write Stuff College Preparation Series for High School Students Participants encouraged to attend all 5 [...]

City Council votes to lift ban on murals

City Council votes to lift ban on murals

Echo Park artist Ernesto de La Loza, who spoke at today’s City Council meeting, in front of a Boyle Heights mural/Photo by Gil Ortiz Today’s vote not only lifts a decade-long ban on murals but also creates a new process that is intended to make it easier for artists and property owners to create public [...]

News & Notes from Echo Park and Highland Park

News & Notes from Echo Park and Highland Park

Mission Road, Boyle Heights | The Eastsider Highland Park preservation group starts petition to save Googie-style supermarket. Lunchtime Traffic Alert:  LAPD warns of delays on the 5, 110, 101 & Sunset Boulevard ahead of todays 12:10 pm Dodgers vs Cubs game The Eastsider thanks Antonio Castillo of Garvanza for supporting the blog by purchasing a [...]

Los Feliz makes room for new Scientology building

Los Feliz makes room for new Scientology building

Courtesy Church of Scientology The Church of Scientology on Sunday held a grand opening for their new mission – a newly constructed, two-story, Spanish Colonial Revival-style  building – in Los Feliz. Church officials estimated that about 1,000 Scientologists and guests attended the grand opening for the new mission. The 8,000-square-foot  Church of Scientology Mission Los [...]

The L.A. River is for the birds

The L.A. River is for the birds

Photo by Martha Benedict Photographer Martha Benedict joined a group of bird lovers last week for a bird watching walk along the L.A. River in Elysian Valley. Those on the Friday morning tour, sponsored by the Audubon Center at Debs Park,  encountered a wide variety of birds as well as kayakers and anglers enjoying the [...]

Anyone missing a turtle?

Anyone missing a turtle?

Long walk ahead/Daniela Gerson Or is it a tortoise?  Whatever  it  is you will find this slow-moving creature wandering around Laveta Terrace near Scott Avenue in Echo Park. That’s where Daniela Gerson encountered it trudging across the sidewalk late this morning. Gerson left the animal on a front lawn but it was gone when she [...]

Lost In Echo Park: Beloved white-and-gray cat named Fig

Lost In Echo Park: Beloved white-and-gray cat named Fig

Submitted by Ali My beloved cat (male) has been missing all week. He lives around Avon and Baxter in Echo Park. He is white with large gray spots and very sweet. Please contact me if you may have seen him. Thanks so much! Contact: aliberzon@gmail.com or 323-327-8194. Want to publish a Lost & Found notice [...]