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L.A. freeway bridge gets a Dodger-blue makeover

L.A. freeway bridge gets a Dodger-blue makeover

The graceful Park Row Drive bridge that crosses over the southbound 110 Freeway in Elysian Park is constantly covered with tagging. But in recent days, the same bridge has been covered in a shade of Dodger blue thanks to a crew of Caltrans workers. The Daily News says the workers received permission to paint the […]

Swoonworthy Atwater Duplex by bettershelter!

Swoonworthy Atwater Duplex by bettershelter!

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Judge bars nuns from lawsuit; homeless student housing; series highlights – beyond the games

Judge bars nuns from lawsuit; homeless student housing; series highlights – beyond the games

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. Rowena Ponds, an artificial lake in Los Feliz, has been temporarily drained “to remove any organic material that has built up, to inspect the ponds liners and filtration system, to perform any needed minor maintenance […]

Shepard Fairey in the spotlight; “Poetry Brothel” makes one-night stand in Lincoln Heights

Shepard Fairey in the spotlight;  “Poetry Brothel” makes one-night stand in Lincoln Heights

  Artist Showcase: A documentary about Shepard Fairey, the Echo Park-based artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope Poster, will debut next month as the artist is the subject of a major solo exhibition. KPCC Poetry: The “Poetry Brothel,” a traveling poetry performance called inspired classic cabaret shows and bordellos, will be staged for one […]

Silver Lake’s hullabaloo and costume contest for dogs; Chinatown’s mini marathon; Echo’s Park’s Tales from the Crypt

Silver Lake’s hullabaloo and costume contest for dogs; Chinatown’s mini marathon; Echo’s Park’s Tales from the Crypt

For Halloween weekend, Silver Lake has a doggy costume contest, as well as Rose Scharlin’s 15th annual family-friendly Hullabaloo. In Chinatown – and not much beyond that – 826LA holds its inaugural “Half Half Half Half Half Marathon” (0.826 miles) at Los Angeles State Historic Park. In Echo Park, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater hosts […]

Northeast L.A. conductor connects community and classical music

Northeast L.A. conductor connects community and classical music

Conductor Sonia Marie de León de Vega | Rodolfo Vega By NESTOR CASTIGLIONE Classical music is often considered by many as being of interest only to old and monied white elites. But nobody is perhaps more aware of how false such assertions ring than conductor Sonia Marie de León de Vega. She herself has enjoyed […]

Dodger fan’s big hat tip to the team

Dodger fan’s big hat tip to the team

Big Dodger hat gets a lift | Photo by Erika Meier No, you are not seeing things. That was a pickup truck driving around with a giant Dodger hat. It belongs to Echo Park resident and set builder Erik Dahl.  The hat had been hanging around his Boyle Heights construction workshop until the team finally […]

Little Lending Libraries to get the Silver Lake touch

Little Lending Libraries to get the Silver Lake touch

BY BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE – Little Lending Libraries – the small bookcases found in front of homes,  shops and other places where passersby can take or leave books – have spread across the world, according to Little Free Library, which fosters these book exchanges. Approximately 60,000 of these little libraries have sprung up in […]

Cypress Park shooting leaves man dead near Gold Line station

Cypress Park shooting leaves man dead near Gold Line station

CYPRESS PARK — One man was shot and killed Saturday night near the Heritage Square Gold Line Station, police said. The victim, described as a male black in his 60s, was shot at about 11 pm near Pasadena and French Avenues, said LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera. However, TV news clips show the victim nearby at […]

Occidental ends football season early; Dodgers frenzy strikes; porta-potties to battle Hep A?

Occidental ends football season early; Dodgers frenzy strikes; porta-potties to battle Hep A?

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. A primary challenger against U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has sprung from the Eastside. State Senate president Kevin de León, whose district includes most of the Eastside, announced plans to challenge his fellow Democrat she seeks […]