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Saturday, October 25, 2014

News & Notes from Atwater, Echo Park, El Sereno & Hermon

Echo Park Barber Shop | Photo by Victoria Harding/Flickr

  • Echo Park residents to hold traffic safety meeting following Temple Street accident that injured three girls. Echo Park Now
  • 1,000 beer lovers show up to opening of Atwater Village brewery. Daily Dish
  • Rumor Control: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson did not plant lotus in Echo Park Lake. Chicken Corner
  • Hermon resident undergoes new procedure to treat breast cancer. ABC7
  • El Sereno middle school students spent the summer vacation in college. The Voice
  • Happening Today: Metrolink rail yard pollution and noise meeting; Northeast L.A. restaurant tasting. Save the Date


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  1. What that letter to Chicken Corner says is interesting, but it is hardly definitive. It is all based on the reference to some water lillies. That MIGHT be Lotus plants, and it might be any other type of water lilly — which was not uncommon in a lake, you will find them in lots of lakes around. Echo Park lake was always known for its beautiful plantings (although much of that has been taken out in recent decades!), and water lillies could have been part of that even before any actual Lotus plants were added.

    Interesting, but definitely not definitive as suggested.

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