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News & Notes From Echo Park, Elysian Valley And Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Echo Park, Elysian Valley And Mt. Washington

Marilyn, Highland Park | Caroline Carrigan/Eastsider Flickr Pool 5 Freeway lanes reopened as repairs continue at fire-damaged interchange. L.A. River suffered minimal damage as a result of fiery fuel spill. A look back at the Mt. Washington railway. Echo Park writer takes an entrepreneurial approach to story telling. The Eastsider thanks Joshua Joy Kamensky of [...]

A Tasty Way to Beat the Heat: 3 good ice cream shops in Highland Park, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

A Tasty Way to Beat the Heat: 3 good ice cream shops in Highland Park, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

By Valentina Silva Summer heat gives you the right to indulge in ice cream at least every other day, right? You’re lucky, too, because there are so many great ice cream shops on this side of town, most of them making beautiful ice creams, gelato, and frozen yogurt on the premises. Here are three great [...]

Tanker fire and fuel spill shuts down L.A. River recreation area

Tanker fire and fuel spill shuts down L.A. River recreation area

Video above shot by L.A. River Kayak Safari Burning fuel pours into L.A. River bed./Anthea Raymond Only a few weeks after a 2-1/2 mile section of the L.A. River opened for boating and recreational uses  for the first time in decades, the recreation zone through Elysian Valley remained  closed today after Saturday’s tanker truck fire [...]

Tanker truck fire may leave motorists in a long-term jam

Tanker truck fire may leave motorists in a long-term jam

Fire-damaged freeway tunnel./Caltrans District 7/Twitter The California Highway Patrol warned motorists that freeway lane closures related to today’s tanker truck fire at the 2 and 5 freeway interchange might be “long term” as officials determine whether the blaze had caused any structural damage. Officials closed the northbound 5 at the 2 Freeway and several other [...]

For Sale: 2 Bedroom Home With Pool In Glassell Park

For Sale: 2 Bedroom Home With Pool In Glassell Park

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 3800 York Boulevard, Glassell Park $535,000 | Two Bedrooms, 1 Bath | Google Map Live the good life – without breaking the bank. Everything you need is here: great location near restaurants, shops, cafes, and the best shopping; time-tested 2 bedroom, 1 bath floor plan with a spacious living room [...]

Eastside Property: Highland Park church awaits a real estate conversion*

Eastside Property: Highland Park church awaits a real estate conversion*

Former Church of Christ on York./Martha Benedict It’s been quite a while since the Church of Christ in Highland Park has hosted a religious service. The century-old building in the 4900 block of York Boulevard is fenced off; the exterior is water stained and the dated green carpet covers the floor of the main sanctuary. [...]

For Sale: 3-bedroom Glassell Park home

For Sale: 3-bedroom Glassell Park home

3183 Weldon Avenue $659,000 | 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings Ultimate seclusion, versatility & charm nestled in a 21,000 sq ft oasis. This private compound blends crisp updated bath, granite appointed kitchen & warm wood floors with magical hidden gardens, patios and great indoor/outdoor flow. The unique floor plan lends itself [...]

Lost In Elysian Heights: Tuxedo kitty named Francis

Lost In Elysian Heights: Tuxedo kitty named Francis

Tuxedo male kitty named Francis (Frannie), last seen 7/2 on Park Drive. He is not wearing a collar, needs a special diet for a medical condition. We miss him very much! Please call if you’ve found him. Call 213-359-6266. Thank you. Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here to fill [...]

Atwater post office customers in a jam

Atwater post office customers in a jam

Cars line up and wait for a space to open in front of Atwater post office. Crowded conditions in the parking lot. By Veronica Reynolds An empty parking lot surrounded by a six-foot-tall chain link fence taunts the patrons of the adjacent Atwater Village post office as customers drop off and pick up their mail. [...]

The humble hot dog goes gourmet in Eagle Rock

The humble hot dog goes gourmet in Eagle Rock

Photo by Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva With gourmet burgers having reached the point of utter ubiquity in L.A., the humble hot dog is now set to be exploited. Thank goodness. Meea’s in Eagle Rock is one of the first wiener meccas to hit Northeast L.A., and it’s a nice start. You’ll miss the tiny [...]