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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Giving thanks to Garcetti

A Thanksgiving Day LA Times’ editorial listing things to be thankful for included Echo Park resident and Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti. He was listed after bus drivers and before Prop. 8 protesters: “We don’t appreciate everything the City Council does — it bobbles ... Read More »

A Thanksgiving story from 1963

On what must have been an even slower than usual day for news, the LA Times paid a Thanksgiving Day visit to a local animal hospital to check on the condition of Room 8 cat, the beloved feline mascot of Elysian Heights Elementary School: “The children ... Read More »

Young actors rediscover the Elysian Park amphitheater

A long forgotten stage and amphitheater in Elysian Park came back to life Tuesday morning thanks to an actress and a recreation center for people with disabilities. Children took to the stage of the Elysian Park Therapeutic Recreation Center to perform “A Thanksgiving Story” under the ... Read More »

Big plans for Boyle Heights apartments have residents on edge

The housing market continues to tumble, but the owners of the sprawling Wyvernwood Garden Apartments in Boyle Heights are preparing for an eventual rebound. Many Wyvernwood tenants, however, are preparing for trouble . More than two hundred of them expressed their concerns at a meeting about ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park & Glassell Park

Saturday night stabbing in Echo Park. Echo Elysian Forum Would you like some Scotch Rarebit on your burger at the Tam O’ Shanter? Serious Eats What’s this? Call for artists from the Elysian Park Museum of Art. EPMOA Glassell Park is not all that bad. LA ... Read More »

Why would anyone want to open a business these days?

The Dow has plunged, unemployment has soared and everyone is thinking twice – make that three times -about spending money. It’s probably not the best time to open a store, but it’s too late to turn back for several entrepreneurs who have recently or are about ... Read More »

Perhaps he should have advertised on a blog

Some residents get angry over tagging. Others by abandoned sofas. But for many on Mt. Washington, the most hated form of urban blight are those fliers stapled and taped to light posts. A group is now seeking punishment for a C.P.A. who blanketed the neighborhood with ... Read More »

New format for Dov Charney’s used clothing store

What happened to California Select? American Apparel opened the Echo Park vintage clothing and accessories store last year on Sunset Boulevard as part of a new retail concept. But the Echo Park store is now gone. Did American Apparel founder Dov Charney overestimate the demand for ... Read More »