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Save The Date: Mexican superhero visits Boyle Heights libraries

Save The Date: Mexican superhero visits Boyle Heights libraries
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Anthony Aguilar as El Verde | Magdalena Guillen, 2009 By James Schneeweiss East LA Rep in partnership with Center Theatre Group  will present a series of free play readings this week of “El Verde” in public libraries in Boyle Heights. Written by Boyle Heights native Anthony Aguilar, this is part of the Center Theatre Group’s […]

News & Notes From Highland Park And Silver Lake

News & Notes From Highland Park And Silver Lake

Water Landing, Elysian Valley | Anthony Gregg/Eastsider Flickr Pool Why parking enforcement officer Espinoza is not a popular man along York Boulevard. Watch Where You Step: Itty-bitty snake in Silver Lake. The Eastsider thanks Cottage in Silver Lake for purchasing a Reader Sponsorship. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Found in Silver Lake: Injured Brown/White Dog

Found in Silver Lake: Injured Brown/White Dog

Spotted: Injured Brown/White Dog limping up the 1300 block of North Coronado St., heading toward Mayberry Elementary, just a couple blocks from Sunset Blvd. No collar, not interested in food or being touched. Needs medical attention! Did you lose a dog like this? Or know someone who has? Contact: beteille@gmail.com Want to publish a Lost […]

Shopper & Diner: Alumette stays lit late; Highland Park Bar & Grill scene adds a new player; Silver Lake gets ‘Lucky’ with new eatery

Shopper & Diner: Alumette stays lit late; Highland Park Bar & Grill scene adds a new player; Silver Lake gets ‘Lucky’ with new eatery

By Marni Epstein Strike up great late night conversation at Allumette over some drinks at their brand new happy hour.  Beginning today, this Echo Park establishment, rated as one of Bon Appetit’s ‘Top 50 New Restaurants’,  will be running nightly late-night happy hour specials  from 10:30 p.m  to midnight.  The new happy hour  will include the same […]

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

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

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 […]