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Was it only a week ago?

Was it only a week ago?
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What a difference a week makes.

Another day, another story on Echo Park Avenue

Another day, another story on Echo Park Avenue

Echo Park residents who return home tonight via Echo Park Avenue will find that that construction crews were busy today adding  a second floor to the condominiums now under way at Echo Park and Delta avenues.  The 36 on Echo development still has another floor to go before topping out.  How high can you go […]

A break in the clouds

A break in the clouds

Most days are all about the business at hand. A week ago the clouds demanded attention. Good way to help put things back into perspective.

Echo Park council to throw itself a $1,000 celebration but some are not ready to party

Echo Park council to throw itself a $1,000 celebration but some are not ready to party

Photo by Uriel1998/Flickr It’s been about decade since the Echo Park neighborhood council was formed, and some council members say it’s time to celebrate the milestone.  “It’s a good opportunity to reach out … and  celebrate 10 years,” said President Jose Sigala during Tuesday night’s council meeting. But that party proposal and $1,000 budget met with […]

Man killed in Cypress Park shooting

Man killed in Cypress Park shooting

Police are looking for suspects in the fatal Tuesday night shooting  of a 22-year-old man in Cypress Park  in the 2900 block of Elm Street.   The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds during the shooting that was reported shortly before 10 p.m., said an LAPD spokesman. The victim died from his injuries at a hospital.  Police […]

Echo Park gentrification heads for HBO

Echo Park gentrification heads for HBO

Photo by Echo_29/Flickr The topic of Echo Park gentrification, which has been played up in indy movies, newspaper stories and novels, is now going to take the form of an HBO drama based on the book “The Madonnas of Echo Park.” Deadline Hollywood reports that HBO has put the series – written by playwright Julia […]

Strengthening family and community

Strengthening family and community

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community and this nation”. Cesar Chavez That was the prompt for middle and high school students that was designed by PUSD’s Language Assessment and Development Department back in February of this year. The art and […]

Around The Eastsider

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Echo Park firehouse burglars entered through open door. Eastside 911 Hermon donut shop sells $366,126 lottery ticket. California Lottery Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Echo Park checks out the new Chango

Echo Park checks out the new Chango

Echo Park’s landmark Chango Coffee reopened this morning after a week-long makeover.  The menu and coffee  remain the same as do the the employees behind the counter. But that counter is now a gleaming slab of granite that tops dark wood cabinets. The same  dark  paint covers a new longer, wooden banquette that runs underneath […]

Silver Lake cat killed in suspected coyote attack

Silver Lake cat killed in suspected coyote attack

Photo courtesy Jennifer Donnelian Jennifer Donnelian and Debe Waisman of Silver Lake are advising neighborhood cat owners to take extra precautions to protect their pets against coyote attacks after their cat, Claude, was found decapitated on Friday in the backyard of a neighbor’s home in the 700 block of LaFayette Park Place. Said Donnelian in […]

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