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Bulletin Board: Echo Park Community Parade accepting entry applications

Bulletin Board: Echo Park Community Parade accepting entry applications

Submitted by the 2012 Echo Park Community Parade Committee The Echo Park Community Parade Committee would like to thank the schools, organizations, elected officials, businesses and Santa Claus for making last year’s parade a tremendous success and we hope you will join us this year.The Echo Park Community Parade is an ideal event for this [...]

One injured in Highland Park shooting

One injured in Highland Park shooting

One male was injured in a late afternoon shooting today in Highland Park.  The victim was transported to a hospital in stable condition, said LAPD Officer Wendy Reyes.  The shooting took place at about 5:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Avenue 55, according to early reports. No further information was available. Read the Full [...]

How many candidates can fit on the 13th Council District ballot?

How many candidates can fit on the 13th Council District ballot?

There better be room for at least 12 names on next year’s ballot for the Council District 13 election.  L.A. Now reports that John Choi, an Echo Park resident and a member of the city’s Board of Public Works,  has become the 12th candidate to enter the race to replace termed-out Eric Garcetti as representative of [...]

Los Feliz bank gets “yarn-bombed” in foreclosure protest

Los Feliz bank gets “yarn-bombed” in foreclosure protest

Photos courtesy KnitRiot Collective Some people take to the streets to march. Others organize boycotts or stage sit-in demonstrations. Then there are those whose preferred form of protest is to knit. This morning in Los Feliz, a group of mostly Eastside knitters, crafters and guerrilla artists known as the KnitRiot Collective made a statement about the [...]

Lila Downs to kick off upcoming season at Luckman

Lila Downs to kick off upcoming season at Luckman

The year is not half over but The Luckman Fine Arts Complex today announced its upcoming 2012-2013 season, which begins with a Sept. 22 concert featuring Mexican singer and composer Lila Downs. The line up for the 19th season reflects the Luckman’s goal to present “genre-bending and boundary pushing” singers, dancers and performers from around [...]

Boyle Heights shooting leaves one man dead

Boyle Heights shooting leaves one man dead

One man was killed in Boyle Heights this afternoon after another man walked up and shot him, police said. The victim, who is described as a male Latino in his early 30s, was shot shortly after 3 pm near the southwest corner of Fourth Street and Boyle Avenue, according to Sgt. Tyler with the Hollenbeck [...]

Family struggles to keep former El Sereno movie house

Family struggles to keep former El Sereno movie house

The former Mazatlan Theatre in El Sereno has seen better days. The movie house on Eastern Avenue near Huntington Drive has not screened a movie in decades. The marquis on the front of the Art-Deco style building is often blank, and the light bulbs are missing from the letters that spell out MAZATLAN. Inside, the [...]

Sneaking a peak behind the Echo Park Lake green screen

Sneaking a peak behind the Echo Park Lake green screen

It will soon be nearly a year since Echo Park Lake was closed, drained and hidden from view by a nearly mile-long green screen. But the screen, designed to cut down on construction dust during a $65 million clean up,  has been torn open in places, providing windows from which passersby can sneak a peak [...]

Bob Baker puts puppet palace up for sale

Bob Baker puts puppet palace up for sale

Photo from LoopNet It appears that the legendary Bob Baker Marionette Theater  on the southern edge of Echo Park is once again in trouble, with the building and surrounding property at First Street and Glendale Boulevard up for sale at $2.05 million, according to LoopNet.  “We just cannot keep the theater open on ticket sales [...]

LAPD officer fired upon on 5 Freeway near Atwater

LAPD officer fired upon on 5 Freeway near Atwater

An LAPD gang officer driving home early this morning on the 5 Freeway near Atwater Village came under fire from a passing vehicle. The officer was not injured but bullets fired from a sedan struck the side of the officer’s vehicle as it headed northbound on the freeway between Los Feliz Boulevard and Colorado Street, [...]