Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

PETA throws a party for its new Echo Park HQ

Valets, greeters and guest lists at the entrance.  A red carpet and TV crews in the lobby. Game show host Bob Barker in a black turtleneck lounging on the roof top deck. This is not your typical Echo Park party. This grand opening celebration was thrown tonight by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for their new  West ... Read More »

Echo Park pizza parlor putting the pieces back together after car crash

New glass doors recently replaced the sheet of plywood that was installed across the entrance of Pizza Buona as the long-time Echo Park pizza parlor recovers from an accident that sent a car plowing into the restaurant, injuring a female pedestrian who was dragged into the dining room (the pregnant woman suffered only minor injuries). Pizza Buona reopened shortly after ... Read More »

What’s next for Silver Lake’s reservoirs?

City officials and community leaders gathered this morning on a field near Griffith Park for the ground breaking of what will eventually be a pair of giant, underground water storage tanks.  The buried Headworks Reservoir – with a capacity to hold 110 million gallons of water – will help the LADWP meet federal water guidelines and serve as a replacement ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Silver Lake

Ground breaking ceremony today for the new underground tanks near Griffith Park that will replace the Silver Lake reservoirs. Daily News City Council bans mobile billboards. ABC7 Name change in the works for Echo Park’s Magic Gas. Patch The Boyle Heights students who helped changed the city’s truancy laws. Boyle Heights Beat Happening Today: James Greer reading, Atwater. Save the ... Read More »