Daily Archives: December 3, 2010

Save the Date: Weekend Edition

The holiday countdown has begun and this weekend includes several seasonal events and gift sales, including the Lotsa Potsa Pottery Sale at Echo Park Pottery (pictured above).  On Saturday, Elysian Valley celebrates the grand opening of a new biking and walking path along the river and the UCLA Gluck String Quartet performs for free in Highland Park. On Sunday, join ... Read More »

The twin moons of Debs Park explained

A pair of white orbs floating over the top of Debs Park in Montecito Heights attracted a lot of attention last night.  Photographer Martha Benedict took a shot of the two objects, which were lighting balloons being used to illuminate a film shoot near the pond at the top of the park, according to her post on the ASNC Alert. ... Read More »

Price war breaks out between Eastside LAPD divisions

Earlier this year the LAPD Northeast Division, which patrols the area from Silver Lake and Echo Park to Eagle Rock and Highland Park, announced  it would begin selling The CLUB steering wheel locks  for only $11 (compared to a retail price of about $30)  to help deter car thieves. This week,  Hollenbeck Division, which covers Boyle Heights, El Sereno and ... Read More »

Echo Park baker to face off in televised cupcake competition

It’s hard to imagine that anyone would go into battle armed with a peppermint schnapps-flavored cupcake.  But it is such novel and sweet creations that earned Echo Park resident and baker Celeste Alleyne, owner of Soul Cups Cupcakes, a chance to compete in an upcoming episode of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.  “To learn how this cupcake battle is fought, ... Read More »

Eastside Shopper & Diner

K-9 Loft, Echo Park | Photo by Beth Zeigler By Beth Zeigler Our dog, Mayor, is a rescue and apparently his mouth has never met a toothbrush. So we’re taking Mayor down to see the folks at K9 Loft in Echo Park on Sunday when they’re running all kinds of specials, even on teeth cleaning. I’m especially stoked because it’s ... Read More »

Before Echo Park was hip

The L.A. Times today published a story – “Echo Park evolves into hipster destination” – about the neighborhood’s bustling nightlife.  The former “no mans land at night” is now one of “L.A. most densely packed night-life corridors, with more than 15 popular bars, clubs and restaurants drawing crowds each weekend and often on weeknights too,”  the story says (The Eastsider ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, El Sereno, Hermon, Montecito Heights & Mt. Washington

Fall colors, Elysian Park Wilson High alumni raise $25,000 to renovate school library. EGP News The leader of Mt. Washington-based Self-Realization Fellowship dies at age 96. L.A. Times Police release details on Nov. 23 Echo Park shooting. LAPD Echo Park’s transformation into a hipster hangout. L.A. Times Double moons over Debs Park. ASNC Alert What L.A.’s new Planning Department director ... Read More »