Daily Archives: August 29, 2011

How to boost your Echo Park home value by $125,000 in a month

Well, that is at least the goal of the house flippers who  recently put up a nearly century-old Echo Park cottage up for sale at $425,000 – $125,000 more than what it sold for only 35 days earlier.  The flippers undertook a fast-track renovation of the three-bedroom Echo Park Avenue home, repainting the interior and exterior, updating the electrical system ... Read More »

Eagle Rock artist’s paintings ignite collector and police interest

Eagle Rock plein artist Alex Schaefer is accustomed to having passersby take a peak at this canvas as he paints outdoors. But last month the visitors included a pair of LAPD officers who showed up as Schaefer stood on a Van Nuys sidewalk with easel and brushes painting a depiction of the local  Chase bank branch (bottom picture) in flames. ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Señor Fish takes a dive into Echo Park restaurant scene*

The closure of one Echo Park Mexican seafood restaurant, Pescado Mojado, has opened up the door for the arrival of another: Señor Fish. The fish taco and Mexican food restaurant chain expects to open the Echo Park outlet at  Sunset Boulevard and Logan Street within three months, said Señor Fish co-founder Enrique Ramirez In addition, Ramirez plans to eventually expand ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

White Stairs, Echo Park | Photo by Stephen Roullier/Flickr The music and Silver Lake goes on without Sunset Junction. L.A. Times & YouTube Silver Lake dogs in heat.  L.A. Times Business comings and goings on York Boulevard. Patch Students and parents take a tour of new Echo Park school. Patch Happening Today: The Ross Sea Party show, Silver Lake; Strange ... Read More »

Police have suspect in fatal Silver Lake shooting

CBS2 is reporting that LAPD detectives have identified a suspect in the shooting of a Silver Lake area restaurant worker who was fatally wounded in what police believe was a case of road rage.   The 18-year-old suspect is in custody on a separate crime but is expected to be charged today with the  Aug. 7 shooting of Juan Vasquez David ... Read More »