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Silver Lake bomb scare triggered by empty pressure cooker *

Silver Lake bomb scare triggered by empty pressure cooker *
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Police close off Glendale Boulevard at Fletcher Drive during bomb scare. A Silver Lake shopping center was evacuated and nearby streets closed down this afternoon after the LAPD bomb squad inspected and popped open a  suspicious device – a pressure cooker – left in the parking lot.  The shiny pressure cooker in the parking lot […]

Save The Date: Highland Park Medieval-style landmark open for tours

Save The Date: Highland Park Medieval-style landmark open for tours

Photo by Martha Benedict By Nicole Possert A rare glimpse inside a Medieval-style landmark of Arroyo Culture – the Abbey San Encino in Highland Park – will be available  to the public this coming Sunday, April 21, as part of a  fundraising  for Highland Park Heritage Trust.  This private home  built in 1915 with stones hauled […]

Stalled Echo Park and Silver Lake home projects to move ahead

Stalled Echo Park and Silver Lake home projects to move ahead

Early renderings of Echo Park development (top) and Silver Lake project (right). Construction work is expected begin soon on a pair of residential projects  – one on the site of the former Coffee Table restaurant in Silver Lake, the other on Morton Avenue in Echo Park – that have been dormant for the past year.  […]

Eastside Property: “South of Sunset” may no longer mean a bargain when it comes to Echo Park home prices

Eastside Property: “South of Sunset” may no longer mean a bargain when it comes to Echo Park home prices

Photo from Redfin.com Many Echo Park home buyers often begin their search in the north end of neighborhood in the Elysian Heights area before sticker shock sends them heading south for affordable alternatives.  But even a location south of Sunset Boulevard may no longer offer a refuge for those seeking lower Echo Park home prices. […]

Victorian fashion is back – at least for one day

Victorian fashion is back – at least for one day

Victorian fashion model hits the runway Photos by Arty Maharajh Fans of Victoriana lined up to get into the Heritage Square on Saturday for the Montecito Heights’ museum annual fashion show and tea. Arty Maharajh snapped photos as models in period fashions walked down an outdoor runway and posed outside some of the historic homes […]

Police searching for suspected car thief in Mt. Washington*

Police searching for suspected car thief in Mt. Washington*

Police block off streets near Cleland and Cynthia./Jessica Craven LAPD helicopter circling over Mt. Washington homes. Photo by John Nadeau Police have blocked off Cleland Avenue in Mt. Washington this afternoon as they search for a suspected car thief. An officer at the Northeast Division could not provide any further details but residents report that […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park and Silver Lake

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Glassell Park and Silver Lake

Out For A Spin/ Highland Park | Photo by Toban Nichols/Eastsider Flickr Pool Glassell Park community garden now grows on the site of a former gang house. Patch Making Black tenants feel at home in a Boyle Heights housing project.  L.A. Times Silver Lake man recovers stolen ’73 VW Beetle with the help of Google […]

Goodbye ficus, hello Chinese Pistache

Goodbye ficus, hello Chinese Pistache

One of the ficus trees that was cut down/Google Maps City Street Services workers finished planting a trio of Chinese Pistache trees this morning  at the same corner where the city had  had cut down a pair of large ficus trees a few weeks earlier, drawing complaints from many residents and a promise of replacement […]

Bring Binoculars And An App: Hummingbird watching goes high tech

Bring Binoculars And An App: Hummingbird watching goes high tech

Photo by Martha Benedict By Brenda Rees A new program from the National Audubon Society wants Americans to take our universal love of hummingbirds to new heights. “Hummingbirds at Home” is a citizen science project that invites not only hardcore birders but newcomers to help researchers understand the daily life of the zippiest bird of […]

300 Stairways Or Bust: Hiker prepares for urban adventure

300 Stairways Or Bust: Hiker prepares for urban adventure

Long-distance hiker and walker Liz Thomas on the West Avalon Stairway in Echo Park. Photo by Robert Inman Liz Thomas’ love for hiking and the outdoors has found  her trekking along some nation’s most well known hiking and walking trails, including  the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail and the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail.  But on […]