Daily Archives: February 2, 2009

Of monuments and marionettes

What seemed like the imminent closure of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater only a few weeks ago now seems less likely. First, Curbed LA reported last week that the puppet theater, one of the nation’s oldest, just south of Echo Park was no longer for sale and had drawn a substantial amount of donations and other financial support. Now, the ... Read More »

Where did the old Echo Park go?

The blogger known as Chimatli on LA Eastside recalls fond memories of her family’s many decades in Echo Park. But the neighborhood no longer feels like home. The renovated bungalows are now occupied by newcomers and the old stores are now hangouts for the young and ironic, not the working class and Latino, Chimatli writes: “Now when I go to ... Read More »