Daily Archives: April 12, 2011

The cost of living at Sunset & Alvarado: $3,295 a-month

The Eastsider had his doubts. Who would want to pay top dollar to live in Echo Park a few steps off  Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street, above the constant roar of traffic, next to a car wash and across the intersection from where the homeless constantly get into fights by the Burrito King. Not everyone, however, is put off by ... Read More »

City seeks to regain control over vending in parks

It was only a year ago that Echo Park Lake was the scene out of a large Sunday swap meet, with city officials saying that the municipal law prohibiting such sales had been suspended in connection with a lawsuit. LAPD officers were finally able to eject the vendors but only after threatening to use a state law requiring seller permits. ... Read More »

Is there a “chick burglar” on the loose in Silver Lake?

Silver Lake residents Liza and Gareth returned to their home in the 1400 block of Easterly Terrace on Saturday night to find their place had been burglarized, with the long list of stolen items including everything from laptops and cameras to a bottle of champagne and a piggy bank.  Liza’s downstairs neighbor said that she saw a woman – described ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Glassell Park & Highland Park

Clinton Street gable, Echo Park | Photo by Stephanie Cornell/Flickr Highland Park council  tussles over $5,000 wrestling team grant. Patch What you missed at the Echo Park Lake Drum Circle. YouTube A 2-minute, 48-second timelapse journey on Sunday’s CicLAvia. Blogging L.A. The racial tensions behind the Dodger Stadium beating.  Multi American Register now for spring dodgeball season at Glassell Park ... Read More »