Daily Archives: July 23, 2009

An Echo Park thief who made a clean get away

Many Echo Park residents and others across the city awoke this morning to find a plastic bag containing a deodorant sample near their front door. But, if you live on either Quintero and MacBeth streets and didn’t find a free sample, here’s why, according to a resident: “I witnessed this morning a well groomed young man walking down Quintero and ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog: * Northeast renters swindled by suspects posing as landlords. Eastside 911 * Boyle Heights as remembered by photographer Julius Shulman. Home & History * A charter high school in Hermon to continue operations. School Yard Photo by laNDN via flickr Read More »

An Echo Park champion of the working class reaches out to the new gentry

“We tried keeping the Cuban community involved but it wasn’t working,” Figueroa said. “We had to change strategy and look at what was going on.” Gentrification, however, remains a big concern for Figueroa, who has lead the nonprofit since 1980. The group is now interested in developing affordable housing in Echo Park. El Centro once “dreamed” of building housing on ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Silver Lake & beyond

Two wounded in Echo Park shooting. Eastside 911 When the shooting stops: Ten things to like about Echo Park. Apartment Therapy How Silver Lake dogs keep cool. KPCC Everyone is a critic: The North Hollywood gateway by Echo Park artist Peter Shire gets a cool reception from some. MetBlogs Low-flow L.A.: City to require new water-saving faucets. Council District 13 Read More »

Echo Park shooting on Glendale Boulevard *

There is a report of at least one person being shot in Echo Park tonight on the west side of Glendale Boulevard at Effie Street across from the Public Storage building. A resident monitoring an LAPD scanner said dispatchers reported that one person had been shot multiple times at about 10:30 pm but was still breathing. The same resident reported ... Read More »