Daily Archives: December 2, 2011

Police activity in Echo Park*

Police have begun to close off streets in Echo Park near Echo Park Avenue and Baxter Street as police pursue a gang member. Sgt. Wayne Guillary with the Northeast Division said he had no further information at this time. * Update @ 12:38 a.m. Saturday : The suspect is a parolee at large, said Guillary. The division’s gang unit is ... Read More »

Elysian Heights volunteers to clean up what the winds left behind

The supporters of  Elysian Heights Elementary have organized a Saturday morning campus clean up following this week’s windstorm. They could use as much help as possible, according to The Friends of Elysian Heights Elementary: Elysian Heights Elementary will be opened on Saturday (Dec 3) morning for a community clean-up after the big winds.  The school doors will open at 7 ... Read More »

Forget the lotus. The new symbol of Echo Park is exposed plywood

The L.A.Weekly profiles Kris Keith, one of the city’s most popular restaurant designers who is responsible for the brick and wood interior of Echo Park’s Mohawk Bend.  Keith, not known as a shy guy, takes credit for prodding Mohawk Bend owner Tony Yannow to build out a giant 10,000-square-foot restaurant and brew pub instead of a more modest 2,000-square foot ... Read More »

No power means no work for this Lincoln Heights freelancer

Janine Marie was at home in Lincoln Heights during Wednesday night’s windstorm, watching  the lights go on and off. Then, at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, the lights and electrical power went off for good. While the power outage left many people without TV or a working fridge, Marie, a freelance web designer who works from home, was out of a ... Read More »

City Attorney targets Eagle Rock pot shops for being too close to schools

View Eagle Rock Pot Shops near schools in a larger map The City Attorney has adopted yet another legal strategy against marijuana medical dispensaries by suing those stores located near schools. The L.A. Times reports that City Atty. Carmen Trutanich has filed suit against nine pot shops – including Colorado Quality Pain Relief and  Organic Healing Center in Eagle Rock ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner Report

The former Bobbie boutique in Echo Park has been replaced by another women’s fashion and accessories store called Myrtle. The Sunset Boulevard shop’s newly painted pink interior also features stationery and fragrances.  Racked L.A. After a couple of false starts, Atwater Village Farm, which will focus on  locally grown and sourced organic foods, has announced a “soft opening” from Dec. ... Read More »

News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park, El Sereno, Hermon & Mt. Washington

Large fire breaks out overnight in El Sereno industrial building. ABC7 Battle of the bacon wrapped hot dogs pits Echo Park street vendor vs. Westwood Village rival. L.A. Weekly Imagine the deductible: Eagle Rock pine tree lands on a Lamborghini. Curbed L.A. Hermon wants a neighborhood council to call its own. NELA List More drama from a Mount Washington author. ... Read More »