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Echo Park’s Magic Gas pulls a disappearing act

Echo Park’s Magic Gas pulls a disappearing act
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Most neighborhood gas stations are just that, places where you fill up your tank, buy a candy bar or Lotto ticket and then go on your way. But not Echo Fuels, aka Magic Gas, the Echo Park gas station that has been in recent years a more consistent source of intrigue, drama and ownership changes […]

Off-duty officer fires gun during Elysian Valley dog attack

Off-duty officer fires gun during Elysian Valley dog attack

An off-duty LAPD officer walking his dog in Elysian Valley last night opened fire on another dog that threatened to attack him. The officer was confronted by a “vicious dog” around midnight near Dorris Place and Blake Avenue, according to the Northeast Division Twitter feed. The officer fired one round, missing the dog, said Lt. […]

Jury finds man guilty of murdering Silver Lake pizza deliveryman

Jury finds man guilty of murdering Silver Lake pizza deliveryman

The victim’s mother, Maria Vasquez Ramirez, pictured above  at a press conference last year. A Superior Court jury today found a 19-year-old man guilty of second degree murder in last year’s fatal shooting of pizza deliveryman  and restaurant worker Juan David Vasquez Loma, reports CBS2.   Jose Beltran was found guilty of shooting Vasquez Loma on […]

Two persons dead in Los Feliz

Two persons dead in Los Feliz

Police are investigating the deaths of two persons–including a possible homicide suspect–in Los Feliz this morning, CBS2 reports.  Police have sealed off the area near the 3600 block of Lowry Road, a winding street lined with expensive homes near Griffith Park.  Fox News reporter Gigi Graciette said on her Twitter feed that an elderly woman […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Hermon

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Hermon

Boat Studio Polaroid, Silver Lake | Photo by Toby Hancock/Flickr City Council backs 11% DWP rate hike as more increases are expected. Daily News Car flips out on Colorado Boulevard. Patch New civilian city employees to pay more for pension benefits. Daily News Hermon resident defends plans to run for neighborhood council. Patch Protestors demand […]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

Public Storage Mural  & Sky, Glassell Park | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Take One:  Poems-to-go from the Silver Lake Poetry  Box.  L.A. At Home The missing link in the 710 Freeway. Daily News Orb Weaver at work on Silver Lake web.  Corralitas Red Car Funeral services held for Eagle Rock father who died in freeway […]

How do you know you’re in Historic Filipinotown? Look for the neon giraffe

How do you know you’re in Historic Filipinotown? Look for the neon giraffe

Photo courtesy Mark Caballero It was about a year ago that Screen Novelties, an animation firm, moved into a brick building in the Historic Filipinotown section of Echo Park. The firm’s new home at  Temple Street  and Belmont Avenue came with high ceilings, historic character and a 14-foot high old sign featuring a giraffe and the […]

Endeavour watching from Echo Park and beyond

Endeavour watching from Echo Park and beyond

Endeavour entourage swoops over Montecito Heights. Photo by Martha BenedictPhoto by Martin Cox Photo by Martin Cox From the hills of Echo Park and Montecito Heights and parking lots of Dodger Stadium, residents aimed their cameras and mobile phones skyward early this afternoon to capture shots of Endeavour as the space shuttle took a piggy […]

Why it’s not a good idea to drink and tag

Why it’s not a good idea to drink and tag

A teenage tagger last Saturday night aimed his spray paint can at an unlikely target: the LAPD Northeast Division station in Glassell Park. The tagger, who is between the age of 14 and 18, hit the San Fernando Road station in three different spots during the incident early Saturday morning, according to Lt. Stacy Spell. […]

Tournament of Roses kicks Eagle Rock and Highland Park out of Royal Court competition

Tournament of Roses kicks Eagle Rock and Highland Park out of Royal Court competition

Photo by Prayitno/Flickr Last year Franklin High student Sarah Zuno became the first Rose Parade Princess to come from Highland Park. She may also be the last, according to  The Pasadena Star-News.  The newspaper reports that the Pasadena Tournament of Roses has ended a three-year experiment allowing students from Eagle Rock High in Eagle Rock […]

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