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The L.A. River is for the birds

The L.A. River is for the birds

Photo by Martha Benedict Photographer Martha Benedict joined a group of bird lovers last week for a bird watching walk along the L.A. River in Elysian Valley. Those on the Friday morning tour, sponsored by the Audubon Center at Debs Park,  encountered a wide variety of birds as well as kayakers and anglers enjoying the [...]

Anyone missing a turtle?

Anyone missing a turtle?

Long walk ahead/Daniela Gerson Or is it a tortoise?  Whatever  it  is you will find this slow-moving creature wandering around Laveta Terrace near Scott Avenue in Echo Park. That’s where Daniela Gerson encountered it trudging across the sidewalk late this morning. Gerson left the animal on a front lawn but it was gone when she [...]

Lost In Echo Park: Beloved white-and-gray cat named Fig

Lost In Echo Park: Beloved white-and-gray cat named Fig

Submitted by Ali My beloved cat (male) has been missing all week. He lives around Avon and Baxter in Echo Park. He is white with large gray spots and very sweet. Please contact me if you may have seen him. Thanks so much! Contact: aliberzon@gmail.com or 323-327-8194. Want to publish a Lost & Found notice [...]

Found in Echo Park: Raggedy but friendly pit bull mix

Found in Echo Park: Raggedy but friendly pit bull mix

Submitted by Jared I found a stray female pit mix wandering in the middle of Echo Park Ave yesterday (directly across from the park, near the Bellevue side). She had no collar, has no microchip, but is extremely friendly, really well behaved, seemingly housebroken, good with cats, and despite being a bit raggedy and covered [...]

Free art classes for kids and teens offered in Glassell Park

Free art classes for kids and teens offered in Glassell Park

The Create L.A. and Keystone  Art Space, an artist studio complex in Glassell Park, is now signing up kids ages 10 to 18 for free art classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays (4 pm – 5:30 pm) from late August through September. Here are the details: Bring your interested youngster and sign them up 15 minutes [...]

News & Notes From Echo Park and Silver Lake

News & Notes From Echo Park and Silver Lake

White Mustange and Secure Building | Ryan Schude/Instagram Silver Lake’s “most early-nineties house ever” finally sells. KCRW’s take on the Echo Park gang injunction. A blue moon spider in Silver Lake. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

The tree that outgrew Echo Park

The tree that outgrew Echo Park

There is some good and bad news for Echo Park ficus fans. Four of the large trees that loom over the north side of Sunset Boulevard between Echo Park Avenue and Logan Street will be trimmed pruned but not removed as part of a street and sidewalk improvement program.  But apparently one Sunset Boulevard’ largest [...]

Echo Park taqueria recovers stolen Dodger artwork

Echo Park taqueria recovers stolen Dodger artwork

Orel Hershiser drawing by Armando De La Torre, Jr./Guisados restaurant The large drawing of legendary Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser  is once again hanging in the dining room of Echo Park’s Guisados taqueria a week after thieves grabbed it off the wall and ran off  with the canvas. The 24-inch by 36-inch drawing, which was created  [...]

Scenes and sounds from Echo Park Rising

Scenes and sounds from Echo Park Rising

Echo Park was awash in bands, beards, and beer on Saturday as Echo Park Rising attracted a youthful crowd to attend musical acts spread across the neighborhood. More music today. Click here for the line up. [View the story “Scenes and sounds from Echo Park Rising” on Storify] Follow Eastsider Music on Twitter  and Eastsider [...]

Councilman wants to prevent the return of Echo Park Lake swap meet

Councilman wants to prevent the return of Echo Park Lake swap meet

Echo Park Lake swap meet vendors in 2010. Photo by Echo Park resident. The fate of a sprawling weekend swap meet at Echo Park Lake seemed resolved a few years ago when police began enforcing a state law  against the pedlars while former City Attorney Carmen Trutanich was working on a citywide law that would [...]