Raven Interviews Highland Park’s Own Wakako Kawagoshi-Fisher of American Horrors



Elliott Caine Duo/4tet @ redwhitebluezz/Colombo’s

Jazz Fans…

Two upcoming dates: The first is at the "new & improved" red white+bluezz, which is now at The Pasadena Playhouse complex. The second is at our "usual" venue, Colombo’s, in Eagle Rock. We look forward to seeing all of you!

The Elliott Caine Duo (EC-trumpet, Rick Olson-piano) performs atred white+bluezz jazz club, 37 South El Molino Ave (@ The Pasadena Playhouse complex) on Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 to 9:30pm. For more information/dinner reservations, please phone 626-792-4441.

The Elliott Caine Quartet (EC-trumpet, Gary Blumer-piano, Trevor Ware-bass, Kenny Elliott-drums) performs at Colombo’sItalian Steakhouse & Jazz Club on Friday, April 25, from 9:30 to Midnight. Address: 1833 Colorado Blvd., LA (Eagle Rock) 90041. For more information/reservations, please phone: 323-254-9138. No cover charge!

Eagle Rock Ren Arts Student Hero in Fatal Bus Crash


Ernie Junior Swamped

At Ernie Junior’s in Eagle Rock, Sunday, April 13, the place was so packed there, it was standing room only. There are plenty of empty tables if you are a party of 4 or less. Bigger parties…. It will be a wait. Parking? Better think about parking near the car wash or at the Eagle Rock Plaza and walking the two blocks.
April 19 will be the last of the last days before they close forever.



12th Annual Art Auction Benefit Join us to bid on works by over 100 established and emerging artists to support CFAER’s programs. Admission $30.  Presale Special $50 a pair Admission includes hors d’oeuvres Open Bar from 5-6pm GOod time for a Good … Continue reading

Advisory: New Northeast Police Station

Advisory: New Northeast Police Station

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony

Hi Fletcher Figueroa,

New Northeast Police Station

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, May 5, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Northeast Construction Site
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, Ca 90065

WHO: Mayor Eric Garcetti
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
Commissioner Steve Soboroff, Board of Police Commissioners
Chief of Police Charlie Beck

WHY: A groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of a construction project of the new Northeast Community Police Station.

Friday, April 11 – Grand Opening: Goodwill Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square in Glassell Park

Please join the community of Glassell Park and Goodwill Southern California as they celebrate this new center which includes: Flagship Retail Store, Outlet Center, Career Resource Center, Café, Gallery of Goodwill Portraits

Starting at 9am, Friday: 3150 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, California  90065

On opening weekend enjoy fabulous prizes and offers* at our retail store, including:
• First 100 Shoppers In Line Receive a Merchandise Voucher for $10
• Drawings for a Flatscreen TV and 2 Blu-ray Players
• For Every $50 Spent Receive a Merchandise Voucher for $5
• 200 Free Items Hidden Throughout the Store
• Free Totebag for First 1,000 Shoppers

And outlet center customers may enjoy:
• Textiles for $1.49 per Pound
• Hardgoods for $.69 per Pound

*Vouchers not valid at GSC outlet centers. Vouchers good at participating GSC retail stores after April 14, 2014. While supplies last. No purchase necessary to enter drawing. One free item per person. Eighteen years or older. Tote bag given at register upon checkout.

Store hours: Open Mon – Sat 9a – 9p, Sun 10a – 9p

See GoodwillSoCal.org for more information and to apply for jobs

12th Annual Arts Auction: Saturday, April 12, 5pm-8pm

Come support Center for the Arts Eagle Rock’s educational programs, events and exhibitions, at their 12th Annual Silent Auction.  Mingle with the artists as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts.  There will be music with DJ Frosty of Dublab, free drinks 5pm to 6pm, and no-host bar from 6-8pm.

Saturday April 12, 2014, 5pm-8pm. Last bids 7:30 and 7:45.  2225 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca 90041

Admission $30, advance special ticket price $50 a pair if purchased by Friday April 10.

Visit CFAER to pre-pay admission, and to preview and bid on Art (April 1-10)

For more information please contace Renee Dominique, Dierector of Development 323 226-1617 ext 224, Renee@cfaer.org

Mystery plane flying over Eagle Rock/ Glendale

Can anyone answer this or give any information?

Mystery plane flying over Eagle Rock/ Glendale

Do you happen to have any info about a mysterious large airplane flying rather low for some time over Ralphs in Glendale and also in Eagle Rock in the early afternoon of 4-4-14?


CINDY’s is reopening at 7 am on Wednesday! (April 9)

The famous, friendly, (and one of our favorites) breakfast and lunch spot It has been acquired by Chef Paul Rosenbluh and his wife Monique.

While they are keeping the name and vintage, look it is rumored that they are adding a smoker, as in Barbecue fare at Dinner time!

These folks are also the proprietors of Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. So if you love Firefly, you will likely be happy with the new/old Cindy’s.
See you there!

Elliott Caine Quartet; Colombos 4/12

Jazz Fans & Cognoscenti….. The Elliott Caine Quartet (EC-trumpet, Gary Blumer-piano, Peter Marshall-bass, Kenny Elliott-drums) performs at Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club; 1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock 90041; on Saturday, April 12, from 9:30pm to Midnight. For more information/reservations, please phone: 323-254-9138. No cover charge. www.elliottcaine.com


Is the bird on “pillar-henge” a “Portlandia” Tribute?

...to an otherwise ugly eyesore

Like in “Portlandia”, did somebody simply “stick a bird on it and call it art”?

While browsing some Netflix shows this Sunday, I came across “Portlandia” starring SNL Alum Fred Armistan. One of the running gags has its own tag line.


Is that what this is really all about?

April Boulevard Sentinel is on the Street

Boulevard Sentinel April 2014

A March calling for Peace in Northeast L.A.

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On Saturday March 29, hundreds lined the streets for a 2.7 mile march for peace beginning in Eagle Rock and ending in Glassell Park. It was a strong showing of dozens of community and faith-based organizations galvanized around a call for peace in the streets of Northeast L.A.

The march began a few hundred strong at Christian Assembly church on the corner of Colorado and Ellenwood just after 1:00 p.m., and grew over time. More than 100 members from Eagle Rock Seventh-day Adventist church joined the marchers as they passed by the church on Merton. The youngest was one year old Colin McHale, who was pushed in a stroller by his parents Brenden and Krista, and the oldest were Dr. Herb and Marge Harder who are 93 and 91 years old, respectively. All ages were represented in a city-wide call for peace in North East L.A. The march ended at St. Bernard’s church on Avenue 33 with food, live music, games, and a health fair.

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VOICE IN THE EAGLE ROCK WILDERNESS PREPARING FOR EARTHQUAKES Christopher Nyerges [Nyerges is the author of “Self-Sufficient Home,” and other books. He also teaches regular classes in wild foods and self-reliance. He can be reached at School of Self-reliance, Box … Continue reading

New Recycle Center

A new recycle center opened in the corner of parking lot between Starbucks and Walgreens, 2222 Colorado Blvd. Open between 9:00 and 3:00 Mon-Sat. Its a convenient place to recycle and Irma is doing a great job keeping the area clean.

Recycle Center

Recycle Center Eagle Rock