News & Notes from Echo Park, Elysian Heights, Glassell Park & Mt. Washington

“Awestruck Detail,” Eagle Rock | Photo by Kathy Mackey/Flickr

  • Singer and former Echo Park resident Tom Waits inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Pop & Hiss
  • The queen of Glassell Park taco trucks: Gorditas Lupitas. The Great Taco Hunt (h/t L.A. Taco)
  • Mt. Washington bulldog named “Hollywood” to ride on Rose Parade float. NELA List
  • How did that Model T end up in Rosa Ponce’s  front yard?  Chicken Corner
  • New blog on the block: Echo Park Patch launched today. Echo Park Patch
  • Happening Today:  Pastorela & Posada, Solano Canyon; Telescope Night, Highland Park; Central City firehouse garage sale, Angeleno Heights. Save the Date
  • Note: Volunteers needed on Friday at 9 a.m. to  finish decorating the Elysian Park snowmen


  1. This is an image of Bacchus-See the grapes to the right? or pre-Roman-Dionysos, the god of wine who inspired madness in those who join his influences and cult. He is the god of wine and vice. He is also known as Ba’al who later morphed into our present image of the devil. Sometimes he will have corn ears in his hair, sometimes bearded, sometimes a laurel of grape leaves in his hair, sometimes horns but always the same person, and his image is common on classical style architecture here in the Occident. My question is, if we need a image on our buildings, then why him?

  2. Shot fired Sunset & Marion Way in Angelino Heights, just shown on channel 9. Lot of cops, avoid the area. Down the street from last weeks shooting.

  3. Cops are at the carwash at Sunset & Everrett.

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