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Homeless man takes over Echo Park stairway

Homeless man takes over Echo Park stairway
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ECHO PARK — The Clinton Street Stairway across from Echo Park Lake is often littered with broken beer bottles and trash despite ongoing clean ups and even a grass-roots restoration effort.  But conditions have worsened in the past month after a homeless man began to pile items at the base of the southern flight of […]

Weekend Bite: Sweet treats in Hermon

Weekend Bite:  Sweet treats in Hermon

Who can resist? | Eastside Food Bites/Instagram HERMON — Perhaps the star of this tiny neighborhood’s dining scene is Monterey Donuts, where you can satisfy your craving for sweets and Lotto tickets.  “Damn good doughnut,” said Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites after treating herself to the doughnut pictured above. Got a favorite a favorite […]

Viewpoints: Support Parks, Vote Yes on P

Viewpoints: Support Parks, Vote Yes on P

By Luis López Few civic endeavors in Los Angeles over the past century have captivated our collective imagination like plans to revitalize the L.A. River. They promise to transform this legendary waterway, from which our city actually takes its name, into a grand centerpiece and ecosystem for all Angelenos to enjoy. But accomplishing this feat […]

Happy Halloween from Silver Lake!

Happy Halloween from Silver Lake!

The Vidal Pumpkin Sculpture, 2014 Edition | Guy Vidal SILVER LAKE — The Vidal family’s Halloween sculpture is once again attracting attention. Guy Vidal said that this year’s Vidal Pumpkin Sculpture resembles a sea monster/octopus, with its tentacles reaching out across the lawn in the direction of the Silver Lake Reservoir. A frightful but fun […]

New And Modern Green-Built Home Now Available In Highland Park

New And Modern Green-Built Home Now Available In Highland Park

Sponsored Post New modern green-built home with green point rating. Built with our discerning Highland Park creative’s in mind. The top floor living area flows seamlessly to the front balcony with floor to ceiling glass to capture the views and lush greenery of the mature trees lining the street. High ceilings give room to breath […]

Skeletons, complaints and delays haunt renovation of former Rampart police station

Skeletons, complaints and delays haunt renovation of former Rampart police station

The renovation of the former Rampart station is running behind schedule By LUCY GUANUNA HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — The conversion of the former Rampart Division police station into the stylish new headquarters for the SWAT team was slated to be been finished next month. But the building remains a hollowed out eyesore, and the completion date […]

The guardian of a hill called Flat Top

The guardian of a hill called Flat Top

Roy Payan on Flat Top | Nathan Solis By NATHAN SOLIS In high school Roy Payan ran the hills of Montecito Heights for cross country. He remembers being chased by road runner hens and a very green place with rabbits and lizards high above the city in a place known as Flat Top. Today, Payan, […]

Found in Silver Lake: Brown Pit Bull mix

Found in Silver Lake: Brown Pit Bull mix

We found this sweet pit bull being chased by coyotes at 11:00 pm, Monday, 10/27, at Hidalgo Ave and Bancroft. He was very shaken up, but he was not hurt. He’s been taken to the Lacy shelter. Here’s his listing: http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACT4.A1089984 His chip says his name is ‘Caspian’, but the shelter has listed him as […]

Bungalow sells for $180,000+ over asking in Echo Park fire sale

Bungalow sells for $180,000+ over asking in Echo Park fire sale

ECHO PARK ––A fire that broke out in the middle of the night in March 2013  turned a classic Craftsman bungalow at the southwest corner of  Scott and Lake Shore avenues into a charred ruin. About 18 months after the fire, the nearly nearly century-old home and an attached building went up for sale at […]

Police searching for a man with a gun in Highland Park

Police searching for a man with a gun in Highland Park

LAPD chopper over Highland Park | Highland Park resident HIGHLAND PARK — Officers backed by a K-9 unit and an LAPD helicopter are searching for a man with a gun tonight near Aldama Street and Avenue 56.  An officer at the LAPD Northeast Division station said a shooting had not taken place but had no […]