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Daily Archives: June 25, 2010

Prepare yourselves: The Yankees – and Dodger fans – are coming!

Photo by Jesse Saucedo The arrival of the Yankees tonight at Dodger Stadium for a three-game series finds many Echo Park residents cheering but also dreading a weekend of traffic, trash and noise coming from the cars of visiting fans. How best to deal with this? On the Echo Elysian Forum, a resident named Matthew threatens to park his car ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

Saturday is a day for touring, including a tour of artwork (pictured above) along the Metro Gold Line; a walking tour of Elysian Park; a home, mural & food tour of Highland Park; and the Eastside Bike Club’s Community Bike Ride. Get your film fix on Friday with a  screening of new cinematic work from Tijuana at the Echo Park ... Read More »

Son of union leader slain in Echo Park pot clinic shooting

The 27-year-old man who was killed during the Thursday afternoon shooting at an Echo Park medical marijuana dispensary was the son of Los Angeles union leader Julie Butcher,  according to a posting on her Facebook page.  Butcher, who lives in Highland Park,  is a regional director with the service employees union SEIU 721.   Matthew Butcher, who worked at the ... Read More »

A witness and survivor of an Echo Park shooting

A Hollywood bartender named Adam was standing outside the Echo nightclub after a Sunday night performance when shots rang out, injuring three people.  Adam didn’t know he had been nicked by a bullet  until someone  told him he was bleeding.  Howie Stier, who publishes a blog called LegmanLA,  recorded the interview above with Adam – who Stier had interviewed for ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Deals & News

Table cloth by the pound &  rolls of oldies at this Saturday’s Oilcloth International Warehouse Sale. Highland Park Xoia Vietnamese Eats opens today for dinner with beef pho tacos & Chicken Curry Banh Mi. Echo Park Buy two books or more between July 1- 4 and get a 20% discount at Skylight Books. Los Feliz Prices start at $5 during ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, East LA, Echo Park, Montecito Heights & Northeast LA

Silver Lake Library | Silver Lake | Photo by Kansas Sebastian/Flickr Detectives look for possible connection between Echo Park & Hollywood pot clinic killings. LA Now Midnight fire damages Echo Park structure. Eastside 911 Man dies after walking in front of Gold Line train. LA Now Have you filled out the Atwater Village History Questionnaire?  AV News New name and ... Read More »

Midnight fire damages Echo Park structure

About 50 firefighters put out the blaze at 1292 Alvarado Street in 17  minutes, reports the Los Angeles Fire Department.  There was no details about the structure but one Echo Park resident who observed the blaze said it appeared to be a small shed near the Vons. She writes in an email: “I think it was some sort of storage ... Read More »