Firefighters pass the boot for a good cause

The often traffic-jammed crossroads where Alvarado Street, Glendale Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue meet in Echo Park is a prime spot for the homeless and others to ask for change from motorists who are going no where fast. This lucrative location attracted a different group asking for cash this afternoon, firefighters who stood on traffic islands and dashed between lanes carrying boots to hold donations collected for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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