Battle For Wyvernwood (On Bike/With Food), Catching Up With The Eastside

Photo from Save Wyvernwood Facebook Page

In between working on videos on the recently opened parklets in Los Angeles, the upcoming Streetsblog mayoral candidates interviews, and catching three colds over the past month and a half I haven’t been giving Boyle Heights and the Eastside as much attention as I should.

But to catch up on what’s been happening on the Eastside, here are a few links to some stories:

Northeast Los Angeles River Collaborative awarded $2.25 million federal community challenge planning grant.

Community discusses LAC+USC Medical Center Master Plan 

Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Committee voted to support the proposed Wyvernwood Redevelopment project

A look at weekend events:

El Sereno parklet opens Saturday on Huntington Drive.

Ovarian-Psycos Bicycle Brigade/Corazón del Pueblo host this Sunday Todos Somos Wyvernwood co-ed Bike Ride.

Save Wyvernwood potluck at the Wyvernwood Apartments on Sunday.

While a majority of my posts will be about Boyle Heights, keep on the lookout as I start expanding to other Eastside neighborhoods, including El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, and unincorporated East Los Angeles. 

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