Daily Archives: February 13, 2015

Woman gravely injured in Eagle Rock fire

EAGLE ROCK – An elderly woman was in grave condition tonight following a fire in an Eagle Rock apartment, according to the L.A Fire Department. The fire broke out shortly after 8 p.m. in a three-story apartment building in the 1500 block of Yosemite Drive

Fire damages Echo Park bungalow and apartments [updated]

ECHO PARK -- A fire fanned by strong winds this afternoon spread from a bungalow to a two-story apartment building next door before it was brought under control by firefighters. No one was injured in the blaze in the 300 block of Belmont Avenue, according to an LAFD battalion chief on the scene.

Romance without reservations

Good luck reserving a restaurant table for a Valentine's Day dinner. But who says Valentine's Day has to be celebrated at an expensive and crowded restaurant? Curbed L.A. has mapped 14 Great Places for Making Out (or just holding hands for the shy) that are either free or probably won't be that crowded. Two of the spots happen to be in or near Echo Park.

A modern take on Kansas City BBQ opens in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE -- A new barbecue spot, Charcoal, on Hyperion Avenue is seeking to be the pitmaster of Silver Lake, reports EaterLA. It replaces the old Lago D'argento Pizzeria and opened this week. Charcoal touts itself as a modern Kansas City style of barbecue, with chef Jeremy Zimmerman in charge of a 1,700-pounds smoker.

Armed robber holds up Echo Park 7-Eleven

ECHO PARK -- An armed man held up a 7-Eleven last night, making off with about $400 in cash while customers were inside the Glendale Boulevard convenience store, police said. The robbery took place just before midnight, said Detective Joe Rios with the Northeast Division.

A film free-for-all in Echo Park; Silver Lake to host Council District 4 candidate forum; El Sereno shooting

MORNING REPORT: A man was in critical condition after he was found shot in the head in what may have been a possible suicide attempt in El Sereno ... You never know what you are going to see at the Echo Park Film Center’s Open Screen night ... The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council will hold a candidates forum in the Council District 4 race ... Coed basketball program signing up players in East L.A.

A Sweet Retreat in Mt Washington!

MOUNT WASHINGTON -- There are many great reasons to love Mt Washington, watching the sunset reflect off the San Gabriels, sitting under the stars on a private vine-covered patio, puttering in the garden - what more could you want? How about a lovingly cared for 1928 cottage blending cozy eat-in kitchen, warm wood floors, huge windows filling the living/dining area with that fabulous view?