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Echo Park’s urban forest getting trimmed and cut

Echo Park’s urban forest getting trimmed and cut
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Ficus get a haircut on Sunset Boulevard | Christine Peters ECHO PARK — Saturday saw more tree trimming and cutting action on Sunset Boulevard as the city begins work on an $853,000 streetscape improvement program. About three dozen trees, including the Green Giant in the 1500 block of Sunset, will or have been cut down, […]

Body found in Echo Park Lake [4:30 p.m. update]

Body found in Echo Park Lake [4:30 p.m. update]

ECHO PARK — The body of a woman was found floating in Echo Park Lake this morning, according to police.  There were no signs of foul play involved but an investigation continues, said Lt. Orlando Chandler with the LAPD Rampart Division. The woman was believed to be between 40 to 50 years of age, he […]

New writers tell their true tales during East L.A. workshop

New writers tell their true tales during East L.A. workshop

EAST LOS ANGELES — A janitor in Houston trying to find her children in Mexico. A man learning confidence as he woos a woman. A mariachi singing for a heartbroken family on Christmas Eve. These are some of the personal stories included in a new book – “Tell Your True Tale: East Los Angeles” – […]

For Rent: Jr. One Bed Nicely Updated Unit w/Balcony & Parking

For Rent: Jr. One Bed Nicely Updated Unit w/Balcony & Parking

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 4375 York Blvd  |$1,195/month  | Property Website Come and make this beautifully remodeled unit as your home! This lower level unit has been updated recently. The unit features a balcony, new hardwood floors (pergo), eat-in large kitchen with granite counters, bathroom with newer fixtures, cabinets, new stainless steel appliances (including […]

For Sale: English Tudor Triplex In Up and Coming Area – – Open House 4/27 2pm-5pm

For Sale: English Tudor Triplex In Up and Coming Area – – Open House 4/27 2pm-5pm

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 5034 Templeton St.| $895,000 | Property Website Los Angeles is “hot” and this is the next up and coming area that has been re-gentrifying in the last few years. Only minutes from downtown and close to Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Monterey Hills, Alhambra and South Pasadena. This is the time to […]

Storefront Report: Mid-City Pilates studio to open in Echo Park

Storefront Report: Mid-City Pilates studio to open in Echo Park

The future home of Whole Body Method East ECHO PARK –Whole Body Method, which operates a classical Pilates and wellness studio in the Mid-City area, is preparing to open a second studio next month in a former Echo Park antique store. Nigel Sampson and Daria DiBenedetto, owners of Whole Body Method on Pico Boulevard, said […]

Viewpoints: An Earth Day lesson for cleaning up East L.A.

Viewpoints: An Earth Day lesson for cleaning up East L.A.

Photo by C.J. Salgado By C.J. Salgado Earth Day is said to be a global environmental event involving a billion people. Years ago I participated in this annual event while in Washington D.C. on a fellowship. I remember the National Mall being packed with visitors, booths, and numerous activities honoring Mother Earth. Amidst the crowds, […]

Storefront Report: New vegetarian Indian restaurant underway in Silver Lake*

Storefront Report: New vegetarian Indian restaurant underway in Silver Lake*

Samosa House in Silver Lake SILVER LAKE — The exterior of the former Dusty’s Bistro has received a colorful new paint job and a new sign reading ‘Samosa House Sunset” has been installed. Inside, a new interior is under construction. Nearby tenants say the new Sunset Boulevard restaurant will be serving Indian-style, vegetarian cuisine. Could […]

Scenes & Sightings: Easter Bunny hops into Highland Park

Scenes & Sightings: Easter Bunny hops into Highland Park

Photo by Martha Benedict Photos by Martha Benedict The Easter Bunny had to compete for the kids’ attention during Saturday’s “Spring Eggstravaganza” at the Ramona Community Center next to Sycamore Park.  Kids splashed in soap bubble pools, jumped around in a   bouncer house, ate sandwiches, drank sodas and dipped marshmallow peeps into a  chocolate […]

Scenes & Sightings: Silver Lake’s Polka Dot Plaza gets a spring cleaning

Scenes & Sightings: Silver Lake’s Polka Dot Plaza gets a spring cleaning

Photo by Patrick Pascal A pristine Polka Dot Plaza in February 2012.. SILVER LAKE –  Two years after it was created, Sunset Triangle Plaza – aka Polka Dot Plaza – is getting cleaned up and apparently repainted.  Patrick Pascal of Los Feliz snapped photos on Thursday after workers had closed off the area and were […]