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Viewpoints: In defense of new Northeast L.A. bike lanes

Viewpoints: In defense of new Northeast L.A. bike lanes

Cyclists riding to shop at Galcos, whose owner has voiced opposition to replacing traffic lanes for bike lanes. Photo courtesy Josef Bray-Ali/Flick Josef Bray-Ali, a cycling advocate and owner of the Flying Pigeon L.A. bike shop in Highland Park, submitted this open letter to Councilman Ed Reyes Councilman Reyes, I am writing to you after [...]

From Mick Jagger to Angelyne

From Mick Jagger to Angelyne

Angelyne in Echo Park/Photo by Kevin Kuzma One week after the Rolling Stones played at the Echoplex in Echo Park,  another sort-of-celebrity was spotted in the neighborhood today. Looks like Angelyne stopped off in Echo Park this afternoon to do some shopping, judging by the pink Corvette  and the woman with the white-blond hair shown [...]

Brush fire burning near Eagle Rock; freeway interchange shut down*

Brush fire burning near Eagle Rock; freeway interchange shut down*

Click on arrows to view more photos A brush fire broke out in Glendale  near the 2 and 134 freeways  this afternoon, sending a  thick tower of smoke into the sky above the hills north of Eagle Rock and prompting closure of some freeway lanes.  Crews and helicopters from the Los Angeles Fire Department are [...]

The long road to create a safer Lincoln Heights intersection

The long road to create a safer Lincoln Heights intersection

Beatrice Gonzalez (right) helps celebrate new Lincoln Heights traffic signal at the intersection where daughter was hit by a drunk driver 20 years ago/Photo courtesy Council District 1 Beatriz Gonzales (left) stand next to her daughter, Cindy, while Councilman Ed Reyes speaks at Saturday’s dedication ceremony/Council District 1 Lincoln Heights residents last weekend celebrated the [...]

Has Google already selected a successor for Councilman Eric Garcetti?

Has Google already selected a successor for Councilman Eric Garcetti?

How else to explain why a Google search of “Council District 13″  results in a link to “Eric Garcetti-13th District City Council” and a large photo of someone who is not Garcetti.  The person in the photo looks like Garcetti staffer  Oliver Delgado. This could explain why Garcetti, who is termed out of office and [...]

There’s A New Vons A-comin’: Reps outline plans for Eagle Rock store and shopping center

There’s A New Vons A-comin’: Reps outline plans for Eagle Rock store and shopping center

New wing of shops will extend from the north side of Vons/PDCenters Expanded parking lots, more shops, additional landscaping with trees, outdoor plazas and an enhanced “premium” store were just some of new changes that representatives from Property Development Centers (PDC) presented to Eagle Rock residents about what they can expect from their Vons store [...]

Glassellland sign makes a comeback

Glassellland sign makes a comeback

Glassellland (with three “Ls”) now located above Kinney Street. Photo by Christian Nahas The mysterious Glassellland sign, which popped up on a Glassell Park hillside near Forest Lawn last month before being removed a few days later,  is back and now looms over a different part of the neighborhood. Christian Nahas said he first noticed [...]

Elysian Valley event explores a river of ideas and opportunities

Elysian Valley event explores a river of ideas and opportunities

L.A. River/Photo by Nathan Solis Seeking comments from cyclists/Photo by Nathan Solis What would Los Angeles look like with a bustling community along its river? Probably something like Saturday’s event at Marsh Park in Elysian Valley organized by the Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative. The event – part family fair, part live mapping project – [...]

Echo Park welcomes The Rolling Stones

Echo Park welcomes The Rolling Stones

Photo by Martin Cox Tonight’s unexpected Rolling Stone show at the Echoplex in Echo Park stunned many fans and triggered a flood of photos, Tweets and Facebook comments. Who knew a band that has been performing for 50 years could still cause a commotion? Click on the line below for a sample of impressions and [...]

Classical Silver Lake

Classical Silver Lake

Photo by Jeanne Wyshak The Silver Lake Library was a busy place today, with a used book sale and an afternoon flute concert by the Sterling Flute Choir.   Jeanne Wyshak took the photo above and enjoyed the music. The “Sterling Flute ensemble bills themselves as ‘amateurs’, but  they are very good musicians,” she said. Read [...]