Daily Archives: June 26, 2012

City Council to vote on $25,000 reward in Echo Park stabbing

The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects who yelled anti-gay slurs before stabbing two men in Echo Park last month in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.  News of  reward, proposed by Councilman Eric Garcetti, was made before a ... Read More »

Silver Lake’s Happy Foot/Sad Foot sign gets a tune up

An Eastsider reader was driving past the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way this morning when she noticed that Silver Lake’s  Happy Foot/Sad Foot sign had been removed and was sitting in the parking lot.  “Any word on what they’re doing with it?”  Do not fear for the Happy Foot/Sad Foot sign. It turns out the rotating foot clinic ... Read More »

SWAT Team to get a swank new home in former Rampart police station

Looks like the leaders of the LAPD’s SWAT Team are concerned with style as well as security.  The former Rampart police station in Historic Filipinotown is being converted into the home for the LAPD’s Metropolitan Division, which includes the SWAT Team.  Last week,  the conceptual design for the renovated station  was one of the projects honored during the 2012 L.A. ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Laveta Terrace Palms, Echo Park | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein L.A. Unified prepares to wipe out after-school programs for 50,000 students. Daily News The Echo Park man who brought you Hipsters Who Heart Hip-Hop builds a career as a hip hop and rap party promoter.  West Coast Sound City investigates Highland Park landlord who carved up a house into 14 ... Read More »