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Proposed Echo Park development poses “significant” environmental impacts

Proposed Echo Park development poses “significant” environmental impacts

Early rendering of Barlow development A plan by Barlow Respiratory Hospital to transform its 25-acre property on the edge of Echo Park into a a massive residential community  would pose significant and unavoidable impacts on the area, according to a preliminary environmental report released this week. The fact that the project poses significant  impacts on […]

Bulletin Board: Section of L.A. River bike path to be closed on May 6

Bulletin Board: Section of L.A. River bike path to be closed on May 6

Submitted by Scott Levin Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge will host a 5K Fun Run on Sunday, May 6 in celebration of the Los Angeles River. The route will take runners (and walkers!) along the banks of the river  in celebration of its beauty. Cyclists should note the closure of the Los Angeles River bike path from 4 AM until 11:00 AM. on May 6th from Los Feliz Boulevard to Marsh […]

News & Notes from Atwater, East L.A., Highland Park & Silver Lake

News & Notes from Atwater, East L.A., Highland Park & Silver Lake

Victorian Charmer, Historic Filipinotown | Photo by David Kimbrough/Flickr Silver Lake pushes back on Sunset Junction Development. The Eastsider Pedestrian killed on East L.A. freeway after being struck by multiple vehicles. ABC7 DWP plans on raising water and electric rates over the next two years. Daily News Atwater Village Neighborhood Forum has a new home. […]

Storefront Report: Pioneering Echo Park coffee house changes ownership

Storefront Report: Pioneering Echo Park coffee house changes ownership

The Downbeat Cafe opened more than a decade ago in an Alvarado Street storefront as the first of many coffeehouses that popped up across Echo Park.  As new competitors opened across the neighborhood, The Downbeat  continued to brew coffee but began to look a bit tattered and started closing on Sundays.  But in February, new […]

Who is that masked Dodger?

Who is that masked Dodger?

Photo by LBT Buckets of blue paint, a skateboard and tarp were some of the signs of artists at work this weekend painting a new Dodger-themed mural on an Echo Park retaining wall on Sunset Boulevard at Sutherland Street.  Perhaps the upcoming change in team ownership inspired the new mural, which replaces an older piece […]

Man shot in Echo Park drive-by

Man shot in Echo Park drive-by

One man was injured in Echo Park early this morning after multiple shots were fired from a vehicle near the intersection of Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard, according to Patch. The shooting, which took place at about 1 a.m., is believed to be gang related, police said.  The victim was shot in the arm and […]

Another driver fails to make it past Echo Park’s Mohawk Bend

Another driver fails to make it past Echo Park’s Mohawk Bend

Photo by Sera McGovern One person suffered minor injuries early this morning after their vehicle crashed into a light pole on Sunset Boulevard where it curves to the south at Mohawk Street, a section of  road that has been the scene of several accidents in recent years and has been nicknamed the Mohawk Bend.  Sgt. […]

Record Store Day leaves Eastside music lovers spinning with anticipation

Record Store Day leaves Eastside music lovers spinning with anticipation

Photo by Carlos Ubeda/Flickr Saturday morning will find many record fans descending  on their favorite independent music stores to pick  up new vinyl and CD releases timed to take advantage of Record Store Day.  The Eastside has emerged as a vinyl record shopping zone, with shops from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Eagle Rock […]

Old School: Occidental College celebrates 125th anniversary

Old School: Occidental College celebrates 125th anniversary

Members of the Class of 1904. Photo courtesy Occidental College Occidental College will celebrate its 125 Anniversary with a series of events that begin on Friday, Founders Day, and includes everything from academic panel discussions to a 50-foot high ferris wheel and carnival on the Eagle Rock campus.  Occidental President Jonathan Veitch is also expected […]

Sponsored Post: May is Perinatal Depression Awareness Month

Sponsored Post: May is Perinatal Depression Awareness Month

Many are surprised to learn that depression is often the 10th symptom of a perinatal mood disorder, not the first. The 12 months following the birth of a baby differs for each woman, but intense irritability, feelings of guilt, shame or inadequacy and difficulty bonding with a new baby could indicate you have postpartum depression […]