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Monthly Archives: November 2009

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Atwater holiday tree lighting is back on: Last week the organizers of Atwater Village’s annual holiday tree lighting canceled the upcoming ceremony in the face of budget and permit problems. But, this morning, Luis Lopez of the Atwater Chamber of Commerce got a call from a ... Read More »

Why settle for grass when you can have carpet?

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Today’s Sunday swap meet down by Echo Park Lake (this is a crack down?) included a carpet vendor who had unrolled his wares across the lawn. The 12-foot-long sections cost $25 but the vendor said he would let it go for only $20. Never worry about ... Read More »

Atwater pulls the plug on holiday tree lighting *

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*Update: The tree lighting ceremony is back on. The Eastsider Last year’s elaborate Atwater Village tree lighting ceremony attracted a big crowd and controversy. This year there will be none of that. Organizers of what would have been the 18th annual tree lighting next Friday have ... Read More »

Scenes of chaos and calm on Thanksgiving morning

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Everybody wants to help out on Thanksgiving Day, which was clearly the case in Echo Park this morning as lines of volunteers and cars converged on The Echo nightclub for Gobble Gobble Give, a holiday food program that has in the past served up and delivered ... Read More »

Look, above the gas station, isn’t that Echo Park?

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Hipsters dance atop mural-covered buildings. Stairways climb up steep hills. A blimp hovers over Dodger Stadium and a skateboarder zips past some Victorian homes. Welcome to Echo Park as conceived by a local real estate broker, drawn by a cartoonist working from Stewartsville, New Jersey and, ... Read More »