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Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

Man found dead near Silver Lake onramp died of drug overdose

The man whose body was found near a freeway offramp in Silver Lake last month most likely died of an accidental drug overdose, according to authorities.  The body of Karabed Garo Hoogasian, 32, of Glendale  was discovered  on the morning of April 23 near the southbound Silver Lake Boulevard onramp to the Hollywood Freeway.  The results of a Los Angeles ... Read More »

Expect more bark at the Silver Lake Dog Park

Tree bark, that is. This morning, a crew of city workers planted 10 new trees in the Silver Lake Dog Park in hopes of greening up the sun-baked and often dusty piece of ground. Jen Byrne of the Silver Lake Dog Park Association describes the morning planting session: Today we planted 5 ficus, 3 Podacarpus and 2 Camphors (we had ... Read More »

Echo Park restaurant owner now seeking to become Atwater brewmaster*

Businessman and beer aficionado Tony Yanow has not even opened up his giant new Echo Park restaurant, Mohawk Bend, but is already involved in the start up of an even more ambitious project in North Atwater Village:  a 100,000-barrel a year brewery and 150 seat restaurant. Last month, Yanow spoke about the project, located in an industrial strip off San ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

Joe Sanchez, founder of East L.A.’s  La Quebredita stores and L.A.’s first Latino Fire Commissioner, dies. EGP News “Cadillac of pizza ovens” gets ready to fire up in a new Echo Park restaurant. Daily Dish School board approves plan to require faculty at Highland Park middle school and four other campuses to reapply for their jobs. ABC7 School board eliminates ... Read More »