Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

Students to exercise writing skills during Echo Park summer camps

Echo Park writing and tutoring center 826LA is holding free workshops this summer for middle and high school students. Instead of being assigned to write traditional essays or reports, the students enrolled in the Middle and High School Summer Camps will work together to produce a ‘zine or write and stage a three-part play with the help of writers, performers ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Students to exercise writing skills during Echo Park summer camps. School Yard Food classes are now in season at Echo Park grocery. Save the Date Read More »

Food classes are now in season at Echo Park grocer *

Cookbook – the small but well stocked Echo Park grocery jammed with everything from gourmet cheeses to organic produce – has launched its first series of classes and discussions about food.  Owner Marta Teegen earlier this year leased a second storefront in the same Echo Park Avenue building to hold the classes and workshops.  These are not cooking classes, however. ... Read More »

Silver Lake home of architect Allyn Morris up for sale

Allyn E. Morris certainly left his his mark on Silver Lake as well as Echo Park.  The architect created the semi-circular, 1973 apartment building now known as the  Lago Vista condos that loom to the west above Echo Park Lake. In Silver Lake, he designed some  some dramatic cantilevered duplexes and homes.  One of those Silver Lake properties, the architect’ ... Read More »

East L.A. cityhood fiscal report delayed

The completion of a report that would help determine if unincorporated East Los Angeles could afford to become an independent city has been postponed until next month.  A Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis that had been scheduled to be released in time for a June 22 meeting has been delayed until July 13, according to the Local Agency Formation Commission, the agency ... Read More »

Silver Lake guerilla artists need to clean up after themselves

So says Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson of  the artists who have turned the concrete footings of a former street car bridge into pedestals for sculptures and temporary art work.  Artists have damaged the footings – located on a hillside behind the Arco gas station at Fletcher and Riverside drives – and previous works have been dismantled and dumped behind ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Highland Park & Montecito Heights

Vintage pink and blue, Echo Park| Photo by Steve Akers/Flickr Sara Palin emails include invite to “bring beef, tequila and condoms” to Echo Park Records party. She was a no show. Gawker Pet owners stuck in court  trying to pay unlicensed dog tickets.  Daily News At home with Echo Park artist Scoli Acosta. L.A. Times Highland Park school gets a ... Read More »