Daily Archives: September 8, 2011

Save the Date: “Perfect Echo” exhibit

Photographer Martin Cox, a frequent contributor  to The Eastsider, lives above one of his favorite subjects: Echo Park Lake.  Cox will present a variety of views of Echo Park Lake – from postcard-like panoramas to close ups of sunken shopping carts  – in an exhibit, Perfect Echo,  that opens Saturday in Silver Lake. Cox will show other Los Angeles area ... Read More »

Planners tell Boyle Heights residents their views (of downtown) don’t matter

A proposal to build a 40-unit apartment house in Boyle Heights had some neighbors complaining about the loss of views and the shadows cast by the 45-foot high building on  Third Street near Boyle Avenue.  But that argument did not carry much weight with the Planning Department staff, which recommended that the  Planning Commission approve the project  at today’s meeting. ... Read More »

Silver Lake council says “No” to “No Cruising” signs

By Mary A. Allen Community members turned out in force before the  Silver Lake Neighborhood Council on Wednesday night to overwhelmingly support removal of the “No Cruising” signs erected along Griffith Park Boulevard and Hyperion Avenue. “Cruising,” in this case, has been the euphemistic term for searching for sex partners. The signs were installed in 1997 following many years of complaints ... Read More »

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News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Silver Lake

Beetle and substation, Cypress Park | Photo by Ryan Schude/Flickr Occidental College student rape reported. Patch It’s a “BYO Band” policy at Echo Park’s Lot 1.  West Coast Sound Mayor names new fire department chief. Daily News Meet the Echo Park man seeking to represent new state assembly district 51. Patch Councilman Garcetti wants to see mixed use on former ... Read More »

Councilman Garcetti to run for mayor

Councilman Eric Garcetti, whose 13th council district includes portions of Atwater, Echo Park and Silver Lake, today announced he will file papers to run for mayor.  It had long been presumed that Garcetti, who moved to Silver Lake from Echo Park earlier this year, would seek to replace Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor.  Garcetti has even played the role of L.A.’s ... Read More »