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Fatal accident at Echo Park

One person died after being thrown from a vehicle in a collision early this morning near Edgeware Road and Temple Street, where the victim was reportedly thrown from a vehicle. The Eastside

Pedestrian killed

A pedestrian was killed early this morning after being struck by a large drilling truck on the Highway 5 in Lincoln Heights. The Eastside

The trees are falling

A large tree has fallen over on a parking lot in the Greek theater About 30 parked vehicles landed on Wednesday night and injured a woman, according to the LA Fire Department. The Eastside






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A company founded on tortillas and chili relleno burritos

Villa Juan knew nothing about making tortillas. Or burritos. Or run a business. He was a truck driver.

But it didn’t stop Juan and his wife Candy of the purchase La Azteca Tortilleria in Eastern LA over a decade ago.

Juan continued his job as a truck driver for the first five years because they didn’t have a lot of business. What they had was a lot of obstacles including fierce competition and a very outdated restaurant in need of a major renovation.

“Fue difícil al principio,” Juan said. “It was hard at first.”

But years of hard work have paid off. Loyal customers walk miles for flour tortillas and chili relleno burritos from La Azteca. The couple turned down offers to buy the business because it prospered. And recently, La Azteca was added to the Michelin California Bib Gourmand guide, which features more casual and less expensive restaurants.

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Houses with bedroom for holidaymakers

Since the holidays are approaching and family and friends will be spending the night (s), an extra guest bedroom would be nice. But wouldn’t a separate guesthouse or living space with its own kitchen and bathroom be even nicer? We found three properties with guest houses in Boyle Heights, Elysian Valley and Silver Lake that are currently on the market.

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LAUSD is looking for a new superintendent for the 2022-2023 school year after former District Chief Austin Beutner (pictured left) failed to renew his contract in June.


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Curtain up on new shows

The theaters are again live and in person. In East Hollywood, the fountain theater presents the Los Angeles premier of “The Children,” a Tony-nominated thriller about two retired nuclear engineers and the world we must leave to our children. The show kicked off on Wednesday and is scheduled to run through January 23.

meanwhile at Los Feliz, the Skylight Theater on Vermont Avenue hosts the world premiere of “A Hit Dog Will Holler,” in which a social media influencer and activist help each other survive, “as American racism manifests in physical form,” promotional material says . The performances start on Saturday November 6 and until December 12.

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Spotted at Zara in Pasadena: A Los Feliz Boulevard. sweatshirt for $ 25.90. Maybe a Hillhurst Avenue hoodie will hit the shelves soon.

You have art

ArtUnite is an online and in-person art auction that will benefit Central City Action Committee, an Angelino Heights non-profit that works with at-risk youth. The organizers are asking local artists and collectors to submit works for the auction. The deadline is November 12 (The Eastsider is a sponsor of ArtUnite).






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Public schools like Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Ednovate, Green Dot Public Schools-CA, and KIPP SoCal Public Schools quickly learned that, even during a global pandemic, in today’s competitive university environment, schools must provide students and their families with a rewarding public education experience requiring additional resources, services and supports so that they can be successful in college, in their careers and beyond.

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November 4: Popular Kids’ Club with Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kurt Braunohler + MORE!

November 4: Peacock: a comic spectacle

November 5: Los Angeles Premiere of “The Children”

November 5: First Friday Campfire

November 6: Echo Park Stairs Walking Tour

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