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Highland Park’s El Arco Iris plans to close after 50 years in business

Highland Park’s El Arco Iris plans to close after 50 years in business

HIGHLAND PARK —  More than 50 years ago Gustavo and Irene Montes opened a small Mexican restaurant in the 5600 block of York Boulevard. The restaurant moved to larger storefronts on the same block as it expanded and became a neighborhood institution serving up classic Mexican-American cuisine and Margaritas in a dark interior. But now, […]

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

Courtesy Boyle Heights Beat By JOSHUA SOLIS BOYLE HEIGHTS — A full voice can be heard singing La Cucaracha, while little hands strum decorated guitars. The simple and cheerful melody played by 7-16-year-olds fills the room. Parents watch as director Richard Mata leads their children. There is a productive feeling in the air as the […]

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

Courtesy Boyle Heights Beat By JOSHUA SOLIS BOYLE HEIGHTS — A full voice can be heard singing La Cucaracha, while little hands strum decorated guitars. The simple and cheerful melody played by 7-16-year-olds fills the room. Parents watch as director Richard Mata leads their children. There is a productive feeling in the air as the […]

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

Courtesy Boyle Heights Beat By JOSHUA SOLIS BOYLE HEIGHTS — A full voice can be heard singing La Cucaracha, while little hands strum decorated guitars. The simple and cheerful melody played by 7-16-year-olds fills the room. Parents watch as director Richard Mata leads their children. There is a productive feeling in the air as the […]

Brooklyn Bagel clears hurdle to reopen Beverly Boulevard bakery

Brooklyn Bagel clears hurdle to reopen Beverly Boulevard bakery

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Brooklyn Bagel has taken a big step toward reopening its Beverly Boulevard bakery but expect some changes when it gets back in business, according to Eater LA. The bakery closed its bakery and store in Filipinotown in May 2015 after an exterior wall collapsed and the building was declared unsafe by city inspectors. […]

Lincoln Heights coffee scene perks up

Lincoln Heights coffee scene perks up

Courtesy B Twentyfour LINCOLN HEIGHTS —  The neighborhood’s coffee scene has been pretty low key. Cafe in the Heights closed about two years ago, and Cafe Zeta did not last very long. But now the team behind The Heights Deli and Bottle Shop has stepped in to fill the neighborhood’s coffee house gap with a […]

Lincoln Heights coffee scene perks up

Lincoln Heights coffee scene perks up

Courtesy B Twentyfour LINCOLN HEIGHTS —  The neighborhood’s coffee scene has been pretty low key. Cafe in the Heights closed about two years ago, and Cafe Zeta did not last very long. But now the team behind The Heights Deli and Bottle Shop has stepped in to fill the neighborhood’s coffee house gap with a […]

Scenes and Sightings from Highland Park

Scenes and Sightings from Highland Park

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Highland Park. #mountwilson #arroyoseco #socal #cloudy A photo posted by Nick. 32. City of Angels. (@jrztola) on Dec 15, 2016 at 12:56pm PST “Highland Park”, CA”, 2016 from the series “Vernacular Los Angeles”. #contemporaryphotography #architecture #suburbs #streetphotography #photography #contemporaryart #losangeles #newtopographics #urbanlandscape #architectural #urban #builtenvironment A photo posted […]

Highland Park gang member captured in 1999 killing that targeted African-American man; Amber Heard shops Echo Park; L.A. Times endorses Garcetti for mayor

Highland Park gang member captured in 1999 killing that targeted African-American man; Amber Heard shops Echo Park; L.A. Times endorses Garcetti for mayor

Eastside Scene: Storm clouds clearing, Elysian Park | Scott Fajack A member of the Avenues gang has been apprehended in Baja California in connection with the racially motivated shooting death of an African-American man in Highland Park in 1999. L.A. Times Is this a new look? Actress Amber Heard goes shopping Echo Park with  pants […]

Lost in Echo Park: Grey cat with green eyes named Finnegan

Lost in Echo Park: Grey cat with green eyes named Finnegan

Our Beloved cat Finnegan (FINN) went missing on February 1st on Lemoyne St. in Echo park between effie and Baxter St. He is super sweet and a little shy of new people. Solid Grey in color with green eyes. We are worried he is never gone this long without checking in. If you see him […]