The Eastsider LA

Best Neighborhood Blog, August 2011

Jesus Sanchez’s blog, The Eastsider LA, serves up a crackling mix of hyperlocal news, opinion, and political analysis that will keep you reading even if you don’t live in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, or the other neighborhoods (25 altogether) Sanchez focuses on. In addition to covering restaurant debuts, school news, history, and real estate gossip, Sanchez, an L.A. native and former reporter for the L.A. Times, has built-in forums for locals to discuss everything from day-care recommendations to the closing of medical marijuana dispensaries.