Daily Archives: February 9, 2009

Suspects arrested in Echo Park-Silver Lake robbery spree

The LAPD has arrested four suspects in connection with some of the 10 recent street robberies in Echo Park and Silver Lake. Gang unit detective Lou Vargas, who is heading the investigation of the assaults, said this afternoon that officers arrested two adults and two juveniles believed to be responsible for a cluster of attacks in Silver Lake. The four ... Read More »

Councilman Reyes wants more rooftop recreation

After working to turn the banks of the Los Angeles River into open green space, Councilman Ed Reyes, campaigning for reelection in March, said it’s now time to look elsewhere for available park space. Like on a roof. “If you look at the maintenance yards of all our major facilities, whether it’s DWP or MTA, the airport, there’s a lot ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Silver Lake

Echo Park-based artist Shepard Fairey pleads not guilty and questions the timing of his arrest in Boston on graffiti charges. Boston Globe Villaraigosa kicks off mayoral reelection campaign in Boyle Heights but avoids debate. LA Times Echo Park-Silver Lake muggings hit close to home. Just a Girl Sunday afternoon street shooting in western edge of Silver Lake. CBS2 Are gang ... Read More »

Multiple marathons and events leave Echo Park residents driving in circles

On Sunday morning, for the second time since December, Echo Park resident Eric Adkins found neighborhood streets blocked and barricaded. No, it wasn’t a crime scene, film shoot or Dodger Stadium event – the usual suspects. It was some kind of a walk-a-thon through Elysian Park that blocked streets near Stadium Way, delaying Adkins by 30 minutes as he looked ... Read More »

Give me your money or your bacon-wrapped hot dog *

Have the robbers who struck Echo Park and Silver Lake in recent weeks developed a taste for hot dogs? An email sent out Saturday night by the head of security for The Echo nightclub in Echo Park said that two men with a gun in their car drove up to a sidewalk vendor near the club and demanded money. The ... Read More »