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Echo Park building goes from bland to bold

Echo Park building goes from bland to bold

1933 Echo Park Avenue, a two-story apartment building,  was easily one of Echo Park’s most dreary buildings. For many years, the windows and doorway were covered up with heavy-duty metal bars and grates and it was painted dirty shade of gold.  Then, the bars came off the widows, and, now, the front of the building […]

Silver Lake street goes Hollywood

Silver Lake street goes Hollywood

Photos by Christian Siguenza Movie fans spread out chairs and blankets across a polka-dot painted street in Silver Lake tonight to watch the first in a series of outdoor movies at the new Sunset Triangle Plaza. As traffic rushed by on Sunset Boulevard,   “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”  flickered on a large screen set on a […]

Police seal off Highland Park streets during search for murder suspect*

Police seal off Highland Park streets during search for murder suspect*

Squad car blocks street. Photo by Highland Park resident Police in Highland Park apprehended a possible murder suspect this afternoon after sealing off streets near Avenue 52 and Irvington Place.  The Northeast Division’s Twitter feed at about 5 p.m. had advised residents to “stay away” from the area as officers set up a perimeter and […]

Angeleno Heights coyote eludes capture *

Angeleno Heights coyote eludes capture *

2010 photo by Minette Layne/Flickr A coyote that is believed to have killed several cats in Angeleno Heights during the past week managed to get away from a city Animal Services officer on Sunday, according to an Angeleno Heights resident.  Julie,  who did not want her last named used, said Animal Service officers showed up […]

How much are you willing to pay to live in Echo Park? How about $587 a square foot?

How much are you willing to pay to live in Echo Park? How about $587 a square foot?

Photo from Redfin.com With only a little more than 1,000-square feet of living space, the two-bedroom cottage at 1616 Cerro Gordo Street  in Echo Park is not much bigger than a three-car McMansion garage. In fact, the 102-year-old house in the Elysian Heights section does not even have a garage  No matter.  Only 10 days […]

Police investigate fatal Highland Park shooting*

Police investigate fatal Highland Park shooting*

One man was killed and his brother injured in Highland Park  during an early evening shooting near Avenue 53 and Monte Vista Street. Police were  looking for the suspect who walked up to the victims and opened fire at about 6:20 p.m., said Sgt. Lisa Phillips with the Northeast Division.  The person who survived the […]

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

Eastside Open House: A Weekend Guide to House Hunting

This weekend’s selection of Eastside open houses includes an updated Monterey Hills condo for $289,000;  a $1 million+ Mt. Washington home with a pool; and an Eagle Rock Spanish Colonial on Hill Drive for $649,000. Always check to make sure the open house has not been cancelled or rescheduled before you go for a look. […]

Angeleno Heights apartment includes 2 bedrooms, kitchen sponge and man underneath bathroom sink

Angeleno Heights apartment includes 2 bedrooms, kitchen sponge and man underneath bathroom sink

Photos from Craigslist Perhaps the rental market in Angeleno Heights and neighboring Echo Park is tight enough that it does not really matter what kind of photos are used to promote a rental listing – even one asking $2,000 a month. How else to explain a Craigslist ad for a two-bedroom Angeleno Heights apartment on […]

Lost: Echo Park poodle last spotted at Burrito King

Lost: Echo Park poodle last spotted at Burrito King

Submitted by H. Campbell My male dog Sam ran away on Tuesday night, July 3rd on Echo Park Ave. Was last spotted at Burrito King on Alvarado and Sunset. He runs very quickly and is a very friendly but anxious dog, he was probably scared by fireworks. Please call 562-607-2341 if you have any info […]

Lost: Silver Lake tabby cat named Farrell

Lost: Silver Lake tabby cat named Farrell

Submitted by J. Hollifield A handsome tabby cat with tan stripes overlaid on a shiny black coat has gone missing. Believed to be in the area of Redesdale, Fall, Rotary streets or above West Silver Lake. He’s a neutered male, weighs about 12 pounds, around three years old, good condition, friendly. Goes by the name […]