Daily Archives: August 6, 2010

Echo Park: Still living the Vida Loca

Police squad cars and a helicopter responded to reports of shots fired in the northern part of Echo Park  and Elysian Heights tonight but found no evidence of a shooting, according to an officer with the Northeast Division. A few Echo Park residents with Twitter accounts reported hearing several loud shots at about 10:30 P.M.: “Just heard what sounded like ... Read More »

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News & items from other parts of the blog. Reports of shots fired in Echo Park-Elysian Heights. Eastside 911 Is a $215,000 one-bedroom affordable hipster housing? Home & History Read More »

You are now in El Sereno – the sign says so

Councilman José Huizar and residents will gather this evening at Huntington Drive and Maycrest Avenue for the dedication of a  a new El Sereno gateway monument sign near the city boundary with Alhambra.  The marker is part of $700,000 worth of civic improvements along Huntington Drive. What are those  green mounds on top of the monument?  Those shapes “pay homage to ... Read More »

Is a $215,000 one-bedroom affordable hipster housing?

How much house can an Echo Park hipster afford? How about $215,000? That’s the price of the one-bedroom unit pictured above that is part of a cluster of homes being sold separately or part of a package on a lot at Preston Avenue and Ewing Street.  “Hipsters can afford Echo Park,”  said Ursula, one of the property owners,  in the ... Read More »

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile will screen Mi Vida Loca, the Allison Anders film about  “girls, gangs … and guns”  in Echo Park tonight (remember those high-rise chola pompadours?). The free screening will take place near Echo Park and Delta avenues, one of the neighborhood locations featured in the 1993 movie. How much has Echo Park changed since then? ... Read More »

Resident has no appetite for a new Del Taco

Some Echo Park residents were let down earlier this year when the shuttered Pioneer Chicken – the first outlet of a once fast growing  restaurant chain – was transformed into a Little Caesars Pizza. Now,  just beyond the western fringe of  Silver Lake, another former Pioneer Chicken on Sunset Boulevard near Fountain Avenue is destined to become a Del Taco, ... Read More »

Boyle Heights residents crash rave party

EGP News reports that a small but determined group of Boyle Heights residents have shut down a popular weekly rave party in a  Clarence Street warehouse that flooded the neighborhood with noise and scantily-clad party goers. One woman told EGP: “They don’t dress like this where they live,” the woman said. “Their parents don’t know where they are. “ I ... Read More »

Questions raised about police sweep of Echo Park Lake vendors

The Thursday night meeting of the Echo Park Improvement Assn. began with some residents praising the LAPD for sweeping out swap meet vendors from Echo Park Lake, with peddlers being warned and ticketed for soliciting on public property.  But there was at least one person who wasn’t ready to join in the praise just yet – Deputy City Attorney Andre ... Read More »