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No rockets tonight – just a beautiful winter sunset

No rockets tonight – just a beautiful winter sunset

Photo by Dan Gershon SILVER LAKE — There were no rockets streaking across  the sky to create the dramatic and mysterious light show seen on Friday night. But tonight’s winter sunset and skies proved equally eye-catching. Thanks to Dan Gershon for capturing tonight’s colorful winter sky as seen from Silver Lake. Find stories by neighborhood […]

A light show brightens up the evening sky over L.A.

A light show brightens up the evening sky over L.A.

Photo by Michelle Vasquez A strange display of lights and clouds that was apparently the result of a rocket launch out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in Ventura County had heads turning and people across L.A. taking photos. “It was as quite spectacular!” said Michelle Vasquez who took a photo from Glassell Park. Find stories […]

Echo Park couple turn their love of leather craft into a business

Echo Park couple turn their love of leather craft into a business

By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ ECHO PARK — From a small storefront on Alvarado Street, Lyndsi McGee and Nick Del Negro spend their days cutting, dyeing, stitching and stamping pieces of leather to create a hand-crafted line of handbags and accessories. McGee and Del Negro are the creative duo behind Mean Jean, which produces a line of […]

Pizza, ice cream and craft beer – sounds like a party in Eagle Rock

Pizza, ice cream and craft beer – sounds like a party in Eagle Rock

EAGLE ROCK – Ice cream, booze and wood-fired pizza: Piencone Pizzeria, Creamery, and Pub sounds like it could be a grown-up, high-quality Chuck E Cheese’s. With a bar. Eater LA says that’s replacing the former Coffee Table cafe, which closed its Colorado Boulevard space after about 20 years. Piencone (pie-‘n’-cone – get it?) is partly […]

Plans for a York Boulevard restaurant become more ambitious

Plans for a York Boulevard restaurant become more ambitious

Work in progress on Pine & Crane team’s new Highland Park restaurant HIGHLAND PARK — It’s been more than a year since the owners behind Pine & Crane, the popular Silver Lake Asian restaurant, revealed that they were going to open a Taiwanese “fast-casual” eatery in the former Ba Restaurant at the corner of York […]

This El Sereno hill will put a smile on your face

This El Sereno hill will put a smile on your face

EL SERENO —   The scene of this month’s brush fire at Ascot Hills Park now sports a giant happy face  carved into the hill above Soto Street near Mission Road. It will give residents something else to look at besides scorched earth until grass and brush once again cover the hillside. More El Sereno stories Find […]

County libraries face deficit; names are dropped from gang injunctions; Eastside fires

County libraries face deficit; names are dropped from gang injunctions; Eastside fires

A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. The county library system faces a growing budget deficit as the cost of salaries, retiree benefits and other expenses have continued to grow. Supervisor Janice Hahn warned of possible future cutbacks if officials can’t get the deficit under control. KPCC […]

County libraries face deficit; names are dropped from gang injunctions; Eastside fires

County libraries face deficit; names are dropped from gang injunctions; Eastside fires

A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. The county library system faces a growing budget deficit as the cost of salaries, retiree benefits and other expenses have continued to grow. Supervisor Janice Hahn warned of possible future cutbacks if officials can’t get the deficit under control. KPCC […]

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Fire: Firefighters quickly put out a blaze Friday night in an apartment over a garage in the 300 block of Newland Street in Highland Park. There were no reports of injuries. LAFD Cal State LA: What were Emmy-award winning actress Felicity Huffman and her husband and actor/screenwriter William H. Macy, Jr. doing at Cal State […]

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Highland Park apartment fire; celebrity sighting at Cal State L.A.

Fire: Firefighters quickly put out a blaze Friday night in an apartment over a garage in the 300 block of Newland Street in Highland Park. There were no reports of injuries. LAFD Cal State LA: What were Emmy-award winning actress Felicity Huffman and her husband and actor/screenwriter William H. Macy, Jr. doing at Cal State […]