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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 [...]

Dodger Stadium gets skunked

Dodger Stadium gets skunked

The aroma of Dodger Dogs is not the only pungent smell wafting through Chavez Ravine these days.  Skunks have been spotted under stadium seats, food and souvenir carts and in the parking lot this summer.  The skunk sightings began in early June and have continued, according to an L.A. Times story. What to do when [...]

Search underway in Silver Lake for missing ICE agent

Search underway in Silver Lake for missing ICE agent

Authorities are searching for a missing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent tonight on the southern edge of Silver Lake near the 101 Freeway, according to CBS2 and other news reports. A northbound lane of the 101 was closed between Silver Lake Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. The agent reportedly called a coworker after having car trouble [...]