Daily Archives: July 16, 2011

Let the tagging begin!

Any outdoor wall in Echo Park serves as a potential canvas for taggers. So imagine the bonanza and exposure the approximately six-foot-high, mile-long fence installed around Echo Park Lake this week provides taggers and street artists.  The Bellevue Avenue side of the fence had already been tagged and cleaned up by Friday afternoon but it was tagged again this morning, ... Read More »

Echo Park billboard draws unwanted attention *

An  Adultcon porn expo billboard at Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street has drawn stares not only for its subject matter but for the commentary someone has spray painted on the sign: “Porn breeds 56% of divorce.”  It’s not clear if porn has any impact on pizza sales. * Update: The tagging had been cleaned up by early evening. Read More »

Open Discussion: Is the price of East L.A. cityhood worth it?

A long awaited report released this week showed that a proposed independent City of East L.A. would not be financially feasible unless taxes were raised. East L.A. resident C.J. Salgado ponders what this means for the cityhood effort. By C.J. Salgado As the giant bells of the campanile at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels rang, across the ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Bring a favorite plant and a friend to the Pottery Bar

POTTED,  the Atwater Village garden decor store, invites you to create an indoor or outdoor garden delight in The Potting Bar, open daily. The Potting Bar at POTTED makes dirt, rock, glass top dressing and bling available for adventures in creative potting. You dig in the dirt and they clean up. Perfect for apartment dwellers who love gardening but don’t ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park, El Sereno & Montecito Heights

Biking through Boyle Heights | Photo by Brandon Gaukel/Flickr Seven violent crimes in seven days reported in El Sereno. L.A. Now Decay and despair now showing at a former East L.A. movie palace. L.A. Eastside Tequila Crawl to stumble through Echo Park. Patch Echo Park weed patch yields medicinal and edible plants. Style Council Marines on maneuvers over Elysian Park. ... Read More »