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The grass is always greener – except at Echo Park Lake

The grass is always greener – except at Echo Park Lake
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Yellowed lawn taped off as worker adjusts irrigation system. The lawns were emerald green shortly before the park reopened in late June. Only a few weeks after Echo Park Lake reopened to the public after a costly clean up, Mike Dorey was surprised to find the lawns surrounding the lake had begun to yellow and […]

Study finds a slimmer York Boulevard has cut down on collisions

Study finds a slimmer York Boulevard has cut down on collisions

The removal of traffic lanes on the western section of York Boulevard through a “road diet”  has helped improve traffic safety, including a sharp decline in hit-and-runs, according  a review of traffic collision figures for the road that passes through Eagle Rock and Highland Park. However, the number of collisions involving pedestrians continued to rise […]

Sponsored Post: Controlling High Blood Pressure with Exercise and Diet

Sponsored Post: Controlling High Blood Pressure with Exercise and Diet

By Jamie Sullvan Hypertension is “a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease,” according to the MayoClinic.com.  Hypertension is commonly known as “high blood pressure”. Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure […]

Developer dips into Echo Park market with Temple Street apartment and pool complex

Developer dips into Echo Park market with Temple Street apartment and pool complex

Rendering of City View Apartments/4 Site Real Estate & Holtz Architecture In contrast to all the new stores, restaurants and bars that have opened on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park,  the pace is much slower a few blocks south on Temple Street, which has attracted only a trickle of new businesses in recent years.  But […]

Dodger Stadium scores points with fútbol fans

Dodger Stadium scores points with fútbol fans

Dodger Stadium as soccer field. Photo by Jesús Reyes More than 40,000 fans showed up at Dodger Stadium on Saturday for the first-ever soccer matches to played at the ballpark.  The Guinness International Champions Cup featured  a doubleheader that saw Real Madrid of Spain win over Everton of Great Britain, 2 to 1,  in the […]

News & Notes From Atwater, El Sereno and Silver Lake

News & Notes From Atwater, El Sereno and Silver Lake

First of Three Views of Friday’s Sunset, Glassell Park | Matt Hartman Second of Three Views of Friday’s Sunset, Glassell Park | Matt Hartman Third of Three Views of Friday’s Sunset, Glassell Park | Matt Hartman Friendship leads to the renovation of a Silver Lake Gregory Ain home. ’80s punk rock impresario Joe Vex is […]

Save Your Appetite: Echo Park Lake cafe opening postponed

Save Your Appetite: Echo Park Lake cafe opening postponed

Echo Park Lake’s Boathouse has been busy ever since paddle boats were once again made available for rent two weeks ago. But what about that new boathouse cafe that was supposed to have opened up by August 1? Instead of  a cafe, visitors to the boathouse have been met with an empty counter and a […]

Acting and storytelling classes to begin in Atwater Village

Acting and storytelling classes to begin in Atwater Village

An acting and ensemble workshop for kids and teenagers is now enrolling students for a six-week long workshop that begins later this month in Atwater Village.  Tiny Tales, lead by actress and writer Jennifer DeFilippo, provided more details about the workshop: Over the course of the six weeks, kids will participate in improv, voice & […]

Can you making a living selling gasoline and Lotto tickets?

Can you making a living selling gasoline and Lotto tickets?

Here’s your chance to find out. The busy Arco AM/PM station at the corner of Eagle Rock and York boulevards is up for sale, according to LoopNet.   The sales price includes the corner lot and the station, which pumps 150,000 gallons of gas a month.  In addition, the AM/PM store generates $60,000 a month […]

Storefront Report: Silver Lake’s El Conquistador vanquished by rent increase

Storefront Report: Silver Lake’s El Conquistador vanquished by rent increase

By Sarah Dryden One of Silver Lake’s oldest restaurants, El Conquistador, will be closing at the end of the year after facing a sharp increase in rent imposed by a new landlord that purchased a large chunk of the block. General Manager Albert Curiel  confirmed that El Conquistador will not be renewing its lease at […]