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Echo Park nursery school holds square dance fundraiser

Echo Park nursery school holds square dance fundraiser

Oak Glen Nursery school in Echo Park will hold a family square dance and fundraiser on Saturday, May 5. The Oak Glen Jamboree, which will be hosted by Nomad print studio in Elysian Valley, includes dancing, crafts and food. An Oak Glen parent provides more details: Triple Chicken Foot will be there doing the music […]

Cyclist and volunteer collide during L.A. River clean up

Cyclist and volunteer collide during L.A. River clean up

An Elysian Valley resident is calling for more to be done to reduce conflict and collisions between cyclists and pedestrians on the L.A. River bike path after a teenage girl was knocked down by a bike rider while she volunteered at Saturday’s annual Los Angeles River clean up. Elysian Valley resident Alan Anderson heard about […]

Echo Park religious leader diagnosed with cancer

Echo Park religious leader diagnosed with cancer

Photo from L.A. Episcopal Diocese Bishop Jon Bruno, head of the Echo Park-based Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles,  has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia.  The former police officer and professional football player who arrived  in Echo Park during the mid 1980s as rector of St. Athanasius church announced late last week that he […]

A Western scene from Elysian Park

A Western scene from Elysian Park

Photo by Mary-Austin Klein A pair of urban cowboys took advantage of today’s bright and warm afternoon to ride their horses through the trails of Elysian Park. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

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 […]