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5 questions for Highland Park historic preservationist Charlie Fisher

5 questions for Highland Park historic preservationist Charlie Fisher
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Charles Fisher | Photo by Marni Esptein By Marni Epstein Charlie Fisher has watched Northeast L.A. change around him over his lifetime. He grew up in Mt. Washington and has lived in Highland Park for more than two decades. While the evolution of neighborhoods  is a large part of what he loves about Los Angeles,  […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights And Eagle Rock

News & Notes From Boyle Heights And Eagle Rock

Rainbow Mailboxes, Echo Park | Sandy Driscoll Boyle Heights mixed-used project draws criticism from neighbors and councilman. Eagle Rock High athlete and animal lover seeking to lead girls’ basketball team into division championship. The Eastsider welcomes Marinaccio Law as a new advertising sponsor. Want to help  blog about neighborhood people, issues and meetings?  Send over […]

New signs and stripes for L.A. River path

New signs and stripes for L.A. River path

New striping on the L.A. River Path | Rio Optos New river signage | LADOT Bike Blog Cyclists as well as pedestrians have taken note of some improvements – including new striping and signage – that have popped up recently along the L.A. River pathway as it runs through Elysian Valley and Silver Lake.  “Over […]

Echo Park motorcycle crash victim dies

Echo Park motorcycle crash victim dies

Sidewalk memorial for Jaime Aguilar The motorcyclist who crashed on Thursday night while in an apparent street race through Echo Park has died, police said today. The victim, 20-year-old Jaime Aguilar of Los Angeles, died Saturday morning from his injuries, according to Detective Felix Padilla with the LAPD Central Traffic Division. Aguilar and the driver […]

News & Notes From Cypress Park, El Sereno And Lincoln Heights

News & Notes From Cypress Park, El Sereno And Lincoln Heights

Angelus Temple, Echo Park | The Eastsider After a year-long deployment in Afghanistan, single-dad  makes a surprise Valentine’s Day visit to his kids’ schools in Cypress Park and Lincoln Heights. New trees take root at Ascot Hills Park. The Eastsider thanks  a resident of Highland Park who wishes to remain anonymous for purchasing a Reader […]

Shopper & Diner: Prix Fixe with a gift in Atwater; Los Feliz’s Dumb Starbucks goes dark; & Echo Park Pop-up settles down

Shopper & Diner: Prix Fixe with a gift in Atwater; Los Feliz’s Dumb Starbucks goes dark; & Echo Park Pop-up settles down

Chloe’s at Golden Road Brewery | Photo courtesy Chole’s By Marni Epstein Chloe’s at Golden Road is offering craft beer and prix fixe option for diners this Valentine’s Day. The private event space at the Atwater Village brewery is dishing up this specialty menu by Chef Adam Lavoe alongside live music from 7 pm -11 pm […]

Lost in Echo Park: Akita-shepherd mix named Dutchess

Lost in Echo Park: Akita-shepherd mix named Dutchess

Dutchess, Shepherd/Akita mix with white spotted knee socks and ruff very tall ears fled sandblasting workmen at 2230 Lemoyne St x Cerro Gordon at 4:30 this afternoon Feb 13. New Mexico style printed collar has nameplate with number (323) 66-49026 which may not be taking messages,  so please call cell (213) 281-8074/ Want to publish […]

Lost in Echo Park: Cat named Buddy

Lost in Echo Park: Cat named Buddy

This is a LONG shot but sadly my cat got out late Fri night and we have NOT been able to find him,looked everywhere, posted flyers ect ect….and I’m asking for any help for those who live in ” ECHO PARK-BAXTER-AVON AREA “-Were up in the hills here and it’s wild, so we are very […]

City may offer a helping hand to fix Florence Nightingale statue

City may offer a helping hand to fix Florence Nightingale statue

Temporary hands have been attached to the statue with wire. The long-neglected statue of Florence Nightingale in Lincoln Park has gotten a lot of attention in the past week.  Last Thursday, The Eastsider pointed out how the nearly 80-year-old statue that honors the champion of modern nursing remained damaged while other landmarks in the park […]

Does “Figueroa Plaza” sound like Highland Park to you?

Does “Figueroa Plaza” sound like Highland Park to you?

The newly expanded Vons shopping center at Figueroa Street and La Loma Road in Eagle Rock is nearing completion, with a roster of  tenants that includes The Habit (grilled onions, please), Wells Fargo, T-Mobile and Supercuts, according to information posted inside the supermarket.  While some residents might take issue with the preponderance of chain stores, others […]