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Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Echo Park Film Center goes Dutch

For a few days this month, a gallery in Rotterdam was turned into the Dutch outpost of the Echo Park Film Center.  The transformation of the BLAAK10 Gallery & Store during a gallery show coincided with a four-month-long residency by film center Executive Director Paolo Davanzo and Operations Director Lisa Marr, who arrived in Holland late last month.  “They re-created ... Read More »

CHP pursuit in Silver Lake and Echo Park*

White pickup being chased on Silver Lake Boulevard. More photos by Linda Constant. The California Highway Patrol is pursuing a vehicle through the streets of Silver Lake and Echo Park right now.  The pursuit of a Chevy pick-up truck began in North Hollywood shortly before 6 p.m, according to ABC7.   The chase coursed through narrow streets near the Silver Lake ... Read More »

Eastside Home: Renovating Highland Park homes for the long run

Highland Park has attracted many residents interested in old homes and classic architecture, including Andrew Ward. Ward, a 4o-year-old film industry worker, has rehabilitated properties in Highland Park – including the bungalow shown above  on N. Avenue 54 –  and is now working on one in Garvanza. But he wants to make it clear up front that he’s no house ... Read More »

Coming Soon to Echo Park: More condos and less parking*

“Coming Soon!” banners and concrete barriers have gone up at the site of a 36-unit condominium project now under construction at Echo Park and Delta avenues. The  banners were unfurled today to promote the 36 on Echo project show some old renderings of the condos but don’t provide any new info about pricing (there is also no info available by ... Read More »

Will Silver Lake’s Vertical Garden continue to grow?

It has been a little more than two years since Arnaud Ozharun  opened his Silver Lake beauty salon in a cavernous building planted with a vertical garden. An estimated 20,000 seedlings – from succulents to Scotch Moss  – and handfuls of soil were inserted into slits cut into thick fabric attached to the walls of Natural Mind salon, located at the ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Lincoln Heights

College Views, Eagle Rock | Photo by Nate Villaume/Flickr School district plan to displace special needs students with “problem” kids stirs concern at Eagle Rock campus. Patch Boyle Heights hospital denies patient was dumped on Skid Row. NBC LA Silver Lake shortcut blocked by DWP work. Patch Four violent crimes in a week put Lincoln Heights on Crime Alert. L.A. ... Read More »