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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 [...]

Ponies in the park

Ponies in the park

Photo by Robin Blackman Some lucky kids were treated to pony rides in Elysian Park on Saturday. Robin Blackman snapped the photo above as the ponies made their way through the park near Stadium Way and Academy Road. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park And Glassell Park

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park And Glassell Park

Sidewalk Composition, Boyle Heights | Veronica/Instagram Fourth of July shooting leaves one dead in East L.A. Saturday at the lake with the Echo Park Yacht Club. Former Glassell Park KMART to become a Goodwill store and warehouse. The Eastsider welcomes architect Roger Bennett as a new Advertising Sponsor. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Water main break shuts down traffic lanes on Glendale-Hyperion bridge

Water main break shuts down traffic lanes on Glendale-Hyperion bridge

Traffic cones block westbound lanes across Glendale-Hyperion bridge./Veronica Reynolds. Traffic across the Glendale-Hyperion bridge linking Atwater Village and Silver Lake was disrupted for much of today as DWP crews repaired a broken water main. A 16-inch water main burst at about 2 a.m.  in the 3000 block of Hyperion Avenue   near the west end of [...]

News & Notes From Cypress Park And East L.A.

News & Notes From Cypress Park And East L.A.

Patriotic Caddy, Eagle Rock | Martha Benedict Councilman Ed Reyes of Cypress Park reflects on his 12-year term. Renovated East L.A. pool reopens in time for heat wave. Happy Fourth of July! Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Pop, Pop, Pop: Were those fire crackers or gunshots?

Pop, Pop, Pop: Were those fire crackers or gunshots?

Photos by LaBellaVida/Flickr and Photo by jkyms72/Flickr The following post was originally published in July 2011.  Many Eastsiders have been asking this question as the Fourth of July holiday promises to deliver the annual barrage of fireworks with the occasional burst of gunfire or at least what sounds like gunfire. Police instruct residents to call [...]

News & Notes From Elysian Heights And Garvanza

News & Notes From Elysian Heights And Garvanza

Ghost Bike memorial appears on the site of a fatal bike crash in Garvanza. Elysian Heights mid-century hits the market at $849,000. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Signs of Eagle Rock

Signs of Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council will spend as much as $12,000 on new street banners. But what will those banners look like? The council is scheduled to meet tonight and go over designs for the  banners are intended to ” do outreach, boost civic ride, and gussy the place up a [...]

Storefront Report: Highland Park burger experts expand into grocery store business

Storefront Report: Highland Park burger experts expand into grocery store business

A now closed Highland Park carniceria and grocery in a York Boulevard minimall  has been painted a bright orange and a new banner heralds the arrival of the York Valley Market. The soon-to-open market is a new project by the owners of Fusion Burgers, the Umami-burger like operation that opened last year in the same mini [...]

Bulletin Board: Accompanist/Choir Director Position Available

Bulletin Board:  Accompanist/Choir Director Position Available

Echo Park United Methodist Church is seeking an Accompanist/Choir Director to provide the music for our Sunday morning service. We are a diverse, community oriented congregation in Echo Park, an L.A. neighborhood known for it’s large population of musicians and artists. We would welcome someone seeking to develop and share their musical gifts and who [...]