Daily Archives: August 9, 2012

Echo Park street art with a soft touch

By Samuel Temblador Late last month, artist Rachel McCollum taped up a street mural made of felt on the wall of an Echo Park public stairway that leads down from Sunset Boulevard to Glendale Boulevard. The mural, a series of felt shapes entitled “Urban Intervention: Shapes in Space,” was up only for a day or two before someone had taken ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake comic book store to open Highland Park outlet

Silver Lake’s Secret Headquarters has been described as a “boutique” comic  book shop, with its dark wood shelves filled with popular and hard-to-find comics and graphic novels. Now, seven years after Secret Headquarters opened up its Sunset Boulevard location, the owners of the shop are opening a store in Highland Park, joining the new  boutiques, cafes and galleries on York ... Read More »

Water wheel may once again spin over L.A. River

Artist and Annenberg heiress Lauren Bon tonight will present her plans to build a 60-foot high water wheel that would scoop up water from the Los Angeles River across from Lincoln Heights. The water wheel, named “La Noria,” would serve as a functional piece of art that would be installed on the south side of the North Broadway Bridge near ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, East L.A. & Glassell Park

House At The End, Eagle Rock | Photo by Susan C. Weber/Flickr Part-time actor sentenced to probation for taking photos of three-year-old boy in Dodger Stadium restroom. L.A. Now Will 14 lanes be wide enough? Residents react to widening the 710 Freeway. CBS2 Helicopters keep Boyle Heights buzzing. L.A. Streetsblog City postpones closure of Glassell Park and other municipal pools ... Read More »