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Bulletin Board: Frogtown Art Walk seeks artist submissions for juried POD project

Bulletin Board: Frogtown Art Walk seeks artist submissions for juried POD project

Submitted by Elysian Valley Arts Collective The Elysian Valley Arts Collective is sponsoring a series of temporary exhibits in storage units (PODS) to be located along Blake Ave during the 2012 Frogtown Artwalk. POD exhibits to be selected by a jury from submitted proposals. This is an excellent opportunity for local artists who do not […]

The view from the bottom of Echo Park Lake

The view from the bottom of Echo Park Lake

Photos by Martin Cox It’s hard to believe but the photo above shows the spot where Echo Park Lake’s lotus bed once blossomed before the plants died off and the lake was drained and reconstructed as part of a multimillion clean up project. Now, the same location resembles a giant swimming pool under construction or, […]

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

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 […]