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Chicken shawarma tacos; Best Organic tortillas; Vegan Mex now serving in City Terrace

Chicken shawarma tacos; Best Organic tortillas; Vegan Mex now serving in City Terrace

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL In search of perfect organic corn tortillas, chicken shawarma tacos now serving in Boyle Heights and City Terrace gets a taste of vegan Mex. Read on for more Shopper & Diner news. Have you ever wondered what goes into making the perfect organic corn tortilla? Ricardo “Rick” Ortega of Kernel of Truth Organics […]

Teachers, LAUSD resume talks; mass-produced Boyle Heights pot & pregnant jogger robbed

Teachers, LAUSD resume talks; mass-produced Boyle Heights pot & pregnant jogger robbed

A Roundup of Eastside News & Info Talks to resume as L.A. school strike enters fourth day It’s back to the negotiating table for the L.A. teachers’ union and L.A. Unified. But it’s not back to school for striking educators. Mayor Garcetti said he facilitated the resumption of negotiations, with both sides scheduled to meet […]

East Hollywood prepares for new park and community garden – by painting mosaic tiles

East Hollywood prepares for new park and community garden – by painting mosaic tiles

Stephanie Hernandez and her daughter Amy Serpas paint mosaic tiles By BARRY LANK East Hollywood – A little handiwork from the neighbors will be a permanent part of the new Madison Avenue Park  when it finally opens – hopefully next summer. Children and other members of the community visited the basement of the Cahuenga Branch Library Saturday […]

What’s keeping Silver Lake’s Chandelier Tree in the dark? Uncertainty

What’s keeping Silver Lake’s Chandelier Tree in the dark? Uncertainty

By BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE – Why can’t the Chandelier Tree get relit? At this point, before filing for the right permit, the man who hung those chandeliers wants to be certain that things work out. “We have to make sure we have a good chance of getting [the permit] prior to applying,” said Adam Tenenbaum, […]

Speed limits changes coming to Eastside streets

Speed limits changes coming to Eastside streets

25 mph speed limit on Avenue 28 in Cypress Park will be raised to 30 mpg Speed limits are going up on more than 100 miles of city streets so the LAPD can write more speeding tickets, the Los Angeles Times reports.  Huh? It sounds counterintuitive, but then again so is the law that forced the […]

Eastside presence at Golden Globes | Sunset Junction business shake-up | El Sereno’s anti-gentrifier graffiti

Eastside presence at Golden Globes | Sunset Junction business shake-up  | El Sereno’s anti-gentrifier graffiti

EDITED by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. The Rite Aid in Echo Park received a shoutout during this year’s Golden Globes, with hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg arranging for flu shots to be delivered from the Glendale Boulevard pharmacy. Men and […]

Beautiful Homes in Atwater Village, Glassell Park and Studio City Presented by Tracy Do

Beautiful Homes in Atwater Village, Glassell Park and Studio City Presented by Tracy Do

Sponsored Post 4153 Brunswick Ave. | Atwater Village Set behind a white picket fence with bougainvillea and lush landscaping, this charming home occupies a choice spot in Atwater Village. Formal living and dining rooms are bathed in sunlight, with character-rich details including arched passthroughs, wood paneled wainscoting and French doors. In the large kitchen find […]

Open House Weekend: $785,000 Glassell Park townhouse | $1 million Atwater Village traditional | $895,000 Mt. Washington 3-bedroom

Open House Weekend: $785,000 Glassell Park townhouse | $1 million Atwater Village traditional | $895,000 Mt. Washington 3-bedroom

Search our sponsored Open House Calendar listings below or click on the neighborhood links for more properties. Go here for recent real estate listings. Atwater Village Area Boyle Heights Area Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mount Washington Area Eagle Rock Area East Los Angeles Area Echo Park Area El Sereno Area Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights […]

Eastside Weekend: Dark ’80s Night; NELA Gallery Night; Donuts & photo shoot at Echo Park Lake

Eastside Weekend: Dark ’80s Night; NELA Gallery Night; Donuts & photo shoot at Echo Park Lake

By LUCY GUANUNA Start the new year off by doing a good deed and donating blankets and supplies to the Northeast LA Blanket Drive. End your Saturday on a chill note with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra as they play their renditions of songs from movies like the Pirates of the Caribbean and Titanic. Read on […]

“Strange Days”: A new sci fi novel and a metaphor for Echo Park gentrification

“Strange Days”: A new sci fi novel and a metaphor for Echo Park gentrification

Author Constantine Singer | Courtesy Constantine Singer By BARRY LANK Echo Park  — Imagine Echo Park in a dystopian future, being invaded by outsiders. Kind of like how many residents now view neighborhood gentrification, but as a science fiction story. With aliens. That’s the theme of Constantine Singer’s first published novel, “Strange Days,” which is aimed […]