Daily Archives: January 11, 2011

Echo Park house move at a standstill

A nearly century-old Craftsman apartment house in Echo Park  that was supposed to be moved three-blocks tonight may not go anywhere for the time being after crews discovered that arrangements had not been made to disconnect one utility line that stands in the path of the structure. Officials said thought they had received clearance from all the necessary utilities to ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond. East L.A. residents report major law enforcement activity tonight near Floral Drive & Brannick Ave. L.A. Now reports deputy sheriff shot & one man killed in shootout. Folk rock singer Bob Lind to perform in Echo Park Wednesday night. Save the Date Echo Park Patch & Highland Park Patch ... Read More »

Sunday Morning in Echo Park

The editors of Slake, the new Los Angeles literary magazine based in Echo Park, have announced that  their second issue is scheduled to come out early next month  following some last minute-drama and delays with the printers (click here for details).  Slake has allowed The Eastsider to publish one of the pieces in the upcoming issue, a poem written by ... Read More »

Spotlight to shine once again on Eagle Rock monument

It has been about five years since a group of Eagle Rock residents began working weekends to build a pocket park and a rock-like monument intended in part to welcome commuters as they whizzed by on Colorado Boulevard near the westbound exit of the 134 freeway. But the Wiota Circle Monument does a poor job of welcoming visitors at night ... Read More »

Echo Park apartment house gets ready to roll

Besides ice cream trucks and the Echo Park Avenue Dash bus, the slowest moving vehicle to travel the streets of Echo Park today will be a nearly 100-ton, 1912 Craftsman apartment house that is scheduled be moved three blocks tonight to a new, temporary home.  A worker on the site this morning said it will take between two to four ... Read More »