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Honk if you support the Wilson High Band

Honk if you support the Wilson High Band
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Cash and checks were also welcome as members of the Wilson High School marching band played for passing motorists on Huntington Drive as part of a Saturday afternoon fundraiser for the El Sereno school’s band program. More than a dozen band members turned the median strip at Huntington Drive and El Sereno Avenue into a […]

Poetry under the freeway

Poetry under the freeway

Poetry and congas under the freeway./Photo by Nathan Solis Photo by Martha Benedict On the parking lot next to the Cypress Park Home Depot,  in the shadow of an elevated section of the 5 Freeway,  the Cypress Park Community Job Center usually draws a crowd of day laborers seeking work.  This morning, however,  the center […]

Silver Lake checks out its new grocery store

Silver Lake checks out its new grocery store

First day of business for Yummy.com in Silver Lake / Photos by Bich Ngoc Cao Silver Lake has a new place to shop for groceries with the opening today of a Yummy.com store overlooking Polka Dot Plaza at  Sunset Boulevard and Maltman Avenue. The focus of the small chain is on delivering orders in about […]

Meatless Memorial Day? Eagle Rock chef shows how to make a tasty veggie burger

Meatless Memorial Day? Eagle Rock chef shows how to make a tasty veggie burger

The Four Cafe Veggie Burger/Valentina Silva By Valentina Silva Summer barbecues are traditionally meaty affairs, but there’s always room for a veggie burger. And I don’t mean a Boca Burger. I’m talking a homemade one that’s hearty, delicious and made with, you know, actual vegetables. I asked Eagle Rock’s Four Cafe owner Michelle Wilton how […]

Bulletin Board: Small Business Expo to focus business growth

Bulletin Board: Small Business Expo to focus business growth

Submitted by L.A Business Source Local small businesses representing all industry sectors throughout LA County will participate in a Small Business Development Conference and Expo focusing on strategic planning to help grow their businesses. The event will be conducted in English with Spanish translation available. The conference will be held at the USC Health Sciences […]

Cedillo emerges as top vote-getter in Council District 1 election

Cedillo emerges as top vote-getter in Council District 1 election

Cedillo (left) and Gardea Former state lawmaker  Gil Cedillo  defeated  council district Chief of Staff  Jose Gardea   by a wide margin in the race for  Council District 1, according to unofficial results. With nearly 100% of precincts reporting,  Cedillo claimed 52.44%  of votes cast compared to 47.55% for Gardea, according to results posted on the […]

Sponsored Post: The Modern Pool Ranch by bettershelter! Open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Sponsored Post: The Modern Pool Ranch by bettershelter! Open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

LISTING PRICE: $799,000 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 2 SQ FT.: 1,635 LOT: 23,379 High in the hills of Glassell Park on a private cul-de-sac with a more than half-acre  lot  is 2000 Panamint Drive, a stunning three-bedroom, two-bath open, airy and bright pool home by bettershelter! Showing all this week.  Public open houses will be Thursday, […]

Three men face federal charges in East L.A. bank robbery

Three men face federal charges in East L.A. bank robbery

Scene from September 2012 East L.A. bank robbery/C.J. Salgado Federal charges have been filed against three men involved in last year’s robbery of a Bank of America branch in East Los Angeles during which a bank manager, a girl friend of one of the defendants, was outfitted with a fake explosive device.  Officials said one […]

Winged creatures

Winged creatures

Vista Hermosa Park dragon fly/Martha Benedict Springtime finds Eastside parks buzzing with all sorts of birds and insects. Martha Benedict captured some close up images of  these winged park goers: a dragon fly at Vista Hermosa Park on the southern edge of Echo Park and a hummingbird in action at Debs Park in  Montecito Heights. […]

Soccer and birthday parties take over Silver Lake Meadow

Soccer and birthday parties take over Silver Lake Meadow

Silver Lake Meadow turned soccer field./ Photo by Concerned Meadow-Goer A visitor to the Silver Lake Meadow  today found the grassy field next to the Silver Lake reservoirs feeling a bit cramped  as several families had  claimed a large part of the open space for a combination of birthday parties and soccer matches.  The man, […]