El Rio Charter School

Ξ September 9th, 2009 | → 6 Comments | ∇ 90041, 90042, 90065, Coming Soon |


We recently received some exciting news about a new Waldorf style public charter school that is being envisioned for North East L.A. Still in the early planning stages, El Rio is looking for volunteers “willing to strategize, collaborate and give skills and time to help make it happen.” Read on below, and check out their next public meeting on October 17th.

From the horse’s mouth:

We are starting el Rio Charter School as a service to our community and to cultivate academic excellence in our children through the proven “Waldorf” approach to education – a method that encourages the excitement of hands-on learning and creativity over mere memorization.

We invite parents, teachers and advisors to give their time and passion to make el Rio Charter School a reality for the children of Cypress Park, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Mt. Washington and Eagle Rock.

A century of Waldorf success shows there is more to teaching than standardized testing. The Waldorf approach to teaching, homework and academic discipline develops a child’s lifelong love of learning through immersion in the subject, critical thinking and imaginative solutions. The result is high academic achievement.

Please plan to join us for our next Public Meeting; scheduled for Saturday October 17th at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. This meeting will focus on Waldorf teaching approaches as applied to public education in Los Angeles. With special guest speaker Tamar Kern, teacher at Ocean Charter School in Mar Vista. More details to come.

Please visit our website and sign up for our mailing list to keep in touch!


Moving On…

Ξ March 16th, 2009 | → Comments Off | ∇ 90041, 90042, Coming Soon, Drinks, Food, Glassell Park, Highland Park |

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – The Buddha

Things have been a bit negative in the YorkBlvd newsroom lately, so we thought it would be a good idea to spread a little Northeast goodwill to some local businesses who have treated us right lately.

  • Eagle Auto Repair has been awesome to us and our cars.  Luis and his father have been honest, helpful, and reassuring with my old Altima that was slowly disintegrating.  He has never tried to upsell me on unnecessary work and they’ll even drive you home if you don’t have a ride.  Lastly, how can you not like a mechanic who works on vintage bicycles as a hobby?
  • Highland Car Wash – Sure it’s probably one of the least aesthetically pleasing car washes around.  You can’t watch your car go through the machine, there are no snacks, and the seating is pretty spartan, but the price is right (especially on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).  The capper is that on my last visit, they found a wallet in my car that I though I had lost months ago.  They could have pocketed the wallet and I would have never known it.  Instead, it was placed on my seat, full of the same ammount of cash I thought I had lost in January.
  • They’re not really a business, but I have to give credit to the Office of Community Beautification for their work in the neighborhood this week.  My neck of Highland Park was pretty tagged up after the weekend.  I reported the graffiti online on Sunday, and by Tuesday our neighborhood was pristine.

With the openings of the Eagle Rock Brewery and Good Girl Dinette just around the corner, we’re looking forward to a few more positive stories in the coming weeks.

Eagle Auto Repair
4607 York Blvd.
(323) 257-8114
Highland Car Wash
5128 N. Figueroa St.


Eagle Rock Brewery!

Ξ November 5th, 2008 | → 4 Comments | ∇ 90065, Coming Soon, Drinks, Glassell Park |

Yes, that just happened.  Eagle…Rock…Brewery.  I don’t think I’d be this excited if the Farmer’s Market, inside an Amoeba Records, inside a new Getty villa was opening on the salted-dirt lot where Marty’s once stood.  Inconspicuously tucked into a Times article on the growing craftsman beer trend in Los Angeles was mention of Eagle Rock father and son duo Jeremy and Steve Raub who plan on commercializing their award-winning homebrew operation in a warehouse off San Fernando Rd.  I’m so excited I’ll even forgive them for not naming their business Glassell Park Brewery.  They’re planning to focus on a pretty broad spectrum of beers from the English, Belgian, and German traditions, and visitors will be able to enjoy samples in their tasting room along with light snacks.  The opening is set for December, but they still need an alcohol license, which can be a long process.  We’ll keep you updated as we hear more, but for now, consider us cemented in the corner of Eagle Rock Brewery.

Eagle Rock Brewery
3056 Roswell St.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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