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A welcome sign of East L.A. makes a comeback

A welcome sign of East L.A. makes a comeback
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New East L.A. welcome sign | Photo by C.J. Salgado Old sign was hit by a car last October | C.J. Salgado A new “Bienvenidos East Los Angeles” sign has replaced a similar welcome marker on Beverly Boulevard that was smashed into pieces last October after being hit by a vehicle, reports C.J.Salgado. Workers were […]

Silver Lake stays in step with Rudyard Kipling

Silver Lake stays in step with Rudyard Kipling

Photo by Matt Summers The often trash-strewn Micheltorena stairway in Silver Lake is now littered with the words of  Rudyard Kipling.  Someone stenciled the words from the “Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack,” a poem from Kipling’s classic “The Jungle Book,” on some of the more than 200 steps of the stairway that climbs up from […]

Eastside Property: Lincoln Heights Craftsman selling for under $400,000

Eastside Property: Lincoln Heights Craftsman selling for under $400,000

Photo: Redfin.com If you are searching for a Craftsman dream home in move-in condition, get ready to pay top dollar. Even low-priced Craftsman fixer uppers are getting hard to find, with home buyers competing against flippers and contractors.  At $380,000, this 102-year-old Craftsman-style cottage in the flats of Lincoln Heights is not cheap. But while […]

Grass makes a comeback at Boyle Heights cemetery

Grass makes a comeback at Boyle Heights cemetery

Grass is once growing in section of Evergreen Cemetery The grounds at Evergreen Cemetery are looking less parched these days and County Supervisor Gloria Molina is taking credit for the greening up of the 136-year-old Boyle Heights cemetery. Molina in November began to put public pressure on the operators of Evergreen to repair irrigation systems and […]

Waking up in a fog

Waking up in a fog

Fogbound landscape in Echo Park This morning’s thick fog – or a light mist, depending where you were – was another reason for many people to sleep in. For others it created an opportunity to capture images of a landscape softened in different shades of gray. Fog over Silver Lake rooftops. A misty walk along […]

Work In Progress: New sign honors old Echo Park repair shop

Work In Progress: New sign honors old Echo Park repair shop

The property at 1519 Echo Park Avenue includes three separate buildings that span several decades and building styles. In the back is a two-story, Spanish-Colonial style building from 1926; in the middle is a 100-year-old Craftsman-style home and in the front is a stucco box from 1946 that once housed a television and radio repair […]

Shopper & Diner: Yuca’s unveils breakfast menu; craft cocktails dance into Los Feliz’s Cheetahs; Highland Park yoga specials; and Pizza Pie and half-price wine in SIlver Lake

Shopper & Diner: Yuca’s unveils breakfast menu; craft cocktails dance into Los Feliz’s Cheetahs; Highland Park yoga specials; and Pizza Pie and half-price wine in SIlver Lake

Photo by Marni Epstein By Marni Epstein Mexican eatery Yuca’s has made a New Year’s resolution of it’s own in 2014.  Eater LA says the Los Feliz location is offering a new breakfast menu that includes a  twice-fried bacon burrito and Huevos Motuleños. You’ve probably already given up on your own resolution for that new […]

Eastside Property: A pile of peach apartments find a new owner

Eastside Property: A pile of peach apartments find a new owner

The pile of peach apartments stacked on the hill above the Paradise Motel near Echo Park and Angeleno Heights are hard not to miss – though many passersby would prefer to look away at what looks like a mish-mash of bad  L.A. architecture.  The apartments, stairways, and balconies in the 15-unit building climb up the […]

Storefront Report: New Sunset Boulevard restaurant underway in Echo Park

Storefront Report: New Sunset Boulevard restaurant underway in Echo Park

New restaurant preparing to open in Echo Park storefront The former Sunset Boulevard home of Nuvia’s Restaurant & Pupuseria had sat empty for a few years, with tables and counters gathering dust inside the Echo Park storefront. But recently, the interior of the building at 1525 Sunset has been gutted as new owners prepare to […]

Electrical vault explodes in Highland Park

Electrical vault explodes in Highland Park

York Blvd closed at Figueroa due to manhole explosion. #90042 pic.twitter.com/AAyzIUByjp — Highland Park (@HLP90042) January 8, 2014 An explosion in an underground utility vault in Highland Park tonight   prompted the closure of York Boulevard and may have also triggered a temporary power outage in the area. The LAPD Northeast Division on its Twitter feed […]