Daily Archives: April 7, 2010

Police SWAT Team on scene in Echo Park

Members of the LAPD SWAT Team and other officers descended on the 2200 block of Aaron Street west of Glendale Boulevard at about 3 PM. Residents were left to wonder what was going on as members of the SWAT team were seen standing in yards, and a police helicopter hovered overhead. An officer with the team said they were helping ... Read More »

Fire breaks out near Los Angeles River

A late afternoon grass fire that broke out along the Los Angeles River in Cypress Park scorched only about half an acre, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. But the small fire generated some huge flames and a thick column of smoke that was photographed by Nicole Antebi from Elysian Park. Photo by Nicole Antebi Read More »

Vacant Echo Park lots are filling up with signage

The backlash against outdoor signs has lead the City Council to considering banning digital billboards and prompted the City Attorney to jail property owners who put up illegal supergraphics. But, along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, property owners and advertisers have resorted to an old fashioned form of outdoor advertising: the construction fence. Last week, Echo Park residents saw a ... Read More »

Did college district misspend bond funds at Van de Kamps project?

A group that has been tracking the redevelopment of the former Van de Kamps bakery in Glassell Park by the Los Angeles Community College District said there is more evidence of problems with the way the district has handled construction bond money. The Van de Kamps Coalition has claimed that the district has misspent construction bond funds at the Glassell ... Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, Echo Park, Glassell Park & Silver Lake

The final carry out from Echo Park’s Pioneer Chicken. The Eastsider Will the city paint out graffiti sooner if you use the Garcetti iPhone app? Council District 13 Rapes reported in Echo Park on Bellevue Avenue and in Glassell Park on Marguerite Street. Everyblock.com Power play: Mayor threatens to shut down city agencies after failing to get DWP rate increase. ... Read More »