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Storefront Report: A new look and name for an Echo Park coffee house

Storefront Report: A new look and name for an Echo Park coffee house
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The new owners of the Downbeat Cafe have given the Echo Park coffee house a new look and name: Echo Lake Coffee Co. Six months after brothers Cesar and Sergio Diaz purchased the business, the new Echo Lake Coffee name appeared over the weekend on a bright blue awning that replaced the Downbeat’s faded purple […]

Three killed in Eagle Rock freeway crash

Three killed in Eagle Rock freeway crash

Three persons, including a child, were killed and another three were injured tonight after their minivan plunged off the eastbound 134 Freeway near Figueroa Street in Eagle Rock, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The eastbound 134 has been closed as officials continue their investigation into the crash that took place at about 7 […]

An evening of storytelling in Montecito Heights

An evening of storytelling in Montecito Heights

Photo by Martha Benedict A sell out crowd attended Saturday’s night outdoor performance by actor Troy Evans at the Audubon Center at Debs Park.  His storytelling performance –  “Troy Evans’ Montana Tales & Other Bad Ass Business” – served as a benefit for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition. Read the Full Story at […]

Jack White joins the show at Mariachi Plaza

Jack White joins the show at Mariachi Plaza

You don’t have to be a mariachi to perform at Mariachi Plaza. On Friday afternoon, the stage next to the Mariachi Plaza Metro Gold Line station in Boyle Heights hosted a brief but hard-charging performance by rock star Jack White, the former lead vocalist of the White Stripes. While the Mexican folk musicians playing Spanish-language […]

Bulletin Board: Troy Evans presents “Montana Tales” to benefit Friends of Southwest Museum

Bulletin Board: Troy Evans presents “Montana Tales” to benefit Friends of Southwest Museum

Submitted by Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition Professional actor and local historic preservation enthusiast Troy Evans strongly supports the work of the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition.  That is why he is donating his time to produce and perform his acclaimed theatrical event “Troy Evans’ Montana Tales & Other Bad Ass Business” on […]

Echo Park street art with a soft touch

Echo Park street art with a soft touch

Felt mural on Echo Park stairway. Photo courtesy Rachel McCollum By Samuel Temblador Late last month, artist Rachel McCollum taped up a street mural made of felt on the wall of an Echo Park public stairway that leads down from Sunset Boulevard to Glendale Boulevard. The mural, a series of felt shapes entitled “Urban Intervention: […]

Echo Park cat owner wants neighbors to watch out for coyotes

Echo Park cat owner wants neighbors to watch out for coyotes

Maceo. Photo courtesy Gabriel Roger Maceo was a seven-year-old black cat that preferred to stay outdoors, said his owner, Gabriel Roger of Echo Park.  But, like many outdoor cats, Maceo, named after  a Jane’s Addition B-side track, was vulnerable to many risks, including coyotes. This morning,  Roger’s landlord discovered Maceo’s remains in their front yard […]

Motorists and Echo Park businesses in a jam after water main break

Motorists and Echo Park businesses in a jam after water main break

Rush hour traffic on Alvarado Street in Echo Park is often tied up. But today’s evening commute is a bigger mess than normal thanks to this morning’s water main break that prompted crews to block traffic lanes as they cut a big hole  in the pavement to make repairs.   The broken section of the 8-inch […]

Lost: Black-haired dog in Echo Park*

Lost: Black-haired dog in Echo Park*

Submitted by A. Sample * Update: Bozworth has been found! A 15-poud, long-haired, black dog went missing on Laveta Terrace around 11 am today. His name is Bozworth. Lost & Found is part of The Eastsider Forums, where Eastsider readers can post announcements or start a conversation on neighborhood news, issues problems & ideas. Click […]

Man in injured in Elysian Valley shooting

Man in injured in Elysian Valley shooting

A man was shot in the back early this morning as he get out of a car in the 2300 block of Gail Street in Elysian Valley.   The victim survived the shooting that took place shortly after midnight, said Lt. Mike Menza with the Northeast Division.  Police do not believe the victim is a gang […]