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The snowman behind the candidates

The snowman behind the candidates
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Photo by Martha Benedict It’s hard to appear like a serious-minded candidate running for public office when decorative stars dangle overhead and the giant figure of a snowman is looking over your shoulder. That was the scene on Saturday at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center during a candidates forum for the upcoming Council District 1 […]

News & Notes From Atwater, Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Elysian Valley & Highland Park

News & Notes From Atwater, Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Elysian Valley & Highland Park

Suburban Landscape, Eagle Rock | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Boyle Heights man convicted of animal cruelty in connection with the death of a pit bull puppy named Picasso. LAPD Proposal would open L.A.River to boating and bird watching between Awater Village and Elysian Valley. Patch MTA presents final proposals to close 710 Freeway gap, including  […]

Found: Small dog prone to puppy kisses now at animal shelter

Found: Small dog prone to puppy kisses now at animal shelter

Submitted by M. Marcano I just wanted Eastsiders to know my neighbor found a small white dog – he’d been clipped by a car near Pico and Hoover – and I took him to the North Central Shelter. http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACT4.A1368345 He is super cute – prone to puppy kisses, walks well on leash, slept nicely on […]

Fire breaks out in Silver Lake alley

Fire breaks out in Silver Lake alley

Photo courtesy Coronado Elsinore Neighborhood Watch  A plume of black smoke  and flames shot up into the sky over Silver Lake today as a pile of  debris caught fire in an alleyway near Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way. No injuries were reported from the blaze, which was quickly extinguished by firefighters that broke out shortly […]

Silver Lake nightclub owner cashes in on property

Silver Lake nightclub owner cashes in on property

View Larger Map Nightclub owner Steve Edelson had made  a fortune off the Eastside nightlife scene. Now apparently he is preparing to cash in on Eastside real estate. Edelson is in the process of selling some of his local real estate holdings, including the land beneath two popular nightspots: El Cid in Silver Lake and […]

Lost: Searching for Henry in Silver Lake

Lost: Searching for Henry in Silver Lake

Submitted by M. McGuinness This is Henry, a friendly and adventurous orange and white male cat. He was last seen at Reservoir & Benton streets in Silver Lake. He is microchipped, but can’t keep a collar on to save his life so I worry someone won’t know he has a family if found. It’s my […]

House hunting in Eagle Rock, Glassell Park or Highland Park? It’s not going to get any easier

House hunting in Eagle Rock, Glassell Park or Highland Park? It’s not going to get any easier

Photo from Redfin.com Whether it’s investors looking for a bungalow to flip or young couples searching for low-priced alternatives to Echo Park and Silver Lake,  buyers know house hunting is tough in Northeast L.A. And  it looks like the competition will only get more fierce this year, according to Redfin. The online broker predicts  that […]

Lady of the Lake returns to her original Echo Park home

Lady of the Lake returns to her original Echo Park home

Lady of the Lake pictured in 2010/The Eastsider Lady of the Lake, wrapped in blue, hoisted back into her original home./Photo by Stephen Roullier Wrapped up in a blue tarp,  the Lady of the Lake, a 1930s era Art-Deco style statue and an icon of Echo Park Lake,  was carted back to its original location early […]

Bulletin Board: 2013 Arroyo Seco Workshop seeking applicants

Bulletin Board: 2013 Arroyo Seco Workshop seeking applicants

Christopher Nyerges Submitted by Carmela Gomes Scheduled for two Saturdays, February 9 and 23, 2013, The River Runs Through It: Charles Lummis and the Culture of the Arroyo Seco registration is open.  This hands on interactive workshop includes the participation of Wilderness Way Magazine, the Arroyo Seco Foundation, the Audubon Center at Debs Park, the […]

News & Notes From Atwater and Eagle Rock

News & Notes From Atwater and Eagle Rock

Olive Motel in Black & White, Silver Lake | Photo by Irene Mason/Flickr Council District 13 candidates raise $1 million in contributions. KPCC What’s all that squawking?  Wild parrots return to Eagle Rock.  Patch More Birds: L.A. River bird watching in Atwater Village. Corralitas Red Car DWP to buy excess solar power from residential and […]