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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 [...]

Found in Echo Park: Raggedy but friendly pit bull mix

Found in Echo Park: Raggedy but friendly pit bull mix

Submitted by Jared I found a stray female pit mix wandering in the middle of Echo Park Ave yesterday (directly across from the park, near the Bellevue side). She had no collar, has no microchip, but is extremely friendly, really well behaved, seemingly housebroken, good with cats, and despite being a bit raggedy and covered [...]

Free art classes for kids and teens offered in Glassell Park

Free art classes for kids and teens offered in Glassell Park

The Create L.A. and Keystone  Art Space, an artist studio complex in Glassell Park, is now signing up kids ages 10 to 18 for free art classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays (4 pm – 5:30 pm) from late August through September. Here are the details: Bring your interested youngster and sign them up 15 minutes [...]

News & Notes From Echo Park and Silver Lake

News & Notes From Echo Park and Silver Lake

White Mustange and Secure Building | Ryan Schude/Instagram Silver Lake’s “most early-nineties house ever” finally sells. KCRW’s take on the Echo Park gang injunction. A blue moon spider in Silver Lake. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

The tree that outgrew Echo Park

The tree that outgrew Echo Park

There is some good and bad news for Echo Park ficus fans. Four of the large trees that loom over the north side of Sunset Boulevard between Echo Park Avenue and Logan Street will be trimmed pruned but not removed as part of a street and sidewalk improvement program.  But apparently one Sunset Boulevard’ largest [...]

Echo Park taqueria recovers stolen Dodger artwork

Echo Park taqueria recovers stolen Dodger artwork

Orel Hershiser drawing by Armando De La Torre, Jr./Guisados restaurant The large drawing of legendary Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser  is once again hanging in the dining room of Echo Park’s Guisados taqueria a week after thieves grabbed it off the wall and ran off  with the canvas. The 24-inch by 36-inch drawing, which was created  [...]