A 28-year-old man pleaded no contest today to punching a fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the man’s mother got into an argument following the Dodgers-Mets playoff game in October 2015. Michael Rae Papayans of Palos Verdes Estates entered his plea to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and an allegation that ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — Los Angeles’ little-known Avenue of the Athletes — the sports version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame — is given a fresh profile by author David Davis for Zocalo. He sheds more light on the man responsible for the endeavor. Residents of Echo Park may have walked along the Avenue of the Athletes hundreds of times, possibly without knowing ... Read More »
Police today released a surveillance video of a man they said has stolen mail from several apartment buildings in Echo Park and Silver Lake by using a postal key to gain access to the buildings. The suspect, 27-year-old Gregory Jimmy Karkour, has stolen mail at various locations since January, according to an LAPD press release. Most of the locations are ... Read More »
A can of Rolling Rock or a tangerine mimosa? Your Dodger Home Opener drinking and dining options in Echo Park
You don’t have to go to the ballpark to celebrate the Dodgers home opener tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12. Several Echo Park bars and restaurants will be holding drink and food specials before, during and after the game. Here’s a sampling: $3 Rolling Rock cans all day, in addition to the regular lunch items at The Park. The Holloway is opening at ... Read More »
The first Dodger home game of the season is one of Echo Park’s biggest events of the year. Pre-game picnics and parties will jam Elysian Park and neighborhood watering holes will be filled with fans. The downside, of course, is the traffic, trash and occasional misbehaving fan. Officials at Council Districts 1 and 13, which represent the Echo Park area, have been ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — One day after the City Council finalized changing the name of Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue, a new welcome sign outside Dodger Stadium reflects the name change and new address: 1000 Vin Scully Avenue. The other businesses and residents of Elysian Park Avenue will also have to change their addresses as well. A ceremony to ... Read More »
Some of the biggest names in music, from Madonna to the Rolling Stones, have performed at Dodger Stadium during one of the occasional concerts held at the ballpark. But now the Dodgers want to go after more big concerts. The owners have teamed up with a new entertainment firm that plans to book two or three shows at the stadium ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — The City Council voted unanimously today to rename Elysian Park Avenue in honor of Vin Scully as the legendary broadcaster prepares for what he says will most likely be his last season offering play-by-play of Dodger games after 66 years. The council motion that was approved 12-0 directs the Bureau of Engineering to start the process of wiping ... Read More »
Police said today that a mother and son are suspected of assaulting a man and leaving him in critical condition outside of Dodger Stadium following last Friday’s playoff game against the Mets. The victim, believed to be a fan from Bakersfield, was punched and kicked in Parking Lot L, according NBC LA. Chief Charlie Beck, during a press conference earlier ... Read More »
Planning to park near Dodger Stadium? Better have the right permit before you try these Echo Park streets [updated]
ECHO PARK -- The city is apparently going to make it tougher for Dodger fans to park on city streets near the ballpark. The installation of new signs near residences on Academy Road and Scott Avenue west of the stadium inform drivers that they will need a District "D" permit if they want to park on the street four hours before and during any event at the ballpark.
CYPRESS PARK -- For many people, riding a bike is considered a recreational pursuit better left to those who are young and don't have to haul around bags of groceries and kids. But bike shop owner and cycling advocate Josef Bray-Ali has long challenged that view. To make his point, he and his 7-year-old daughter recently rode a cargo bike to a Dodger game from his shop in Cypress Park in about 30 minutes.
The new parking restrictions imposed in time for today's Dodger season opener did not deter this hardy group of Dodger fans, who rolled their grill-on-wheels down Stadium Way in the direction of Elysian Park shortly after 7 a.m.
Temporary No Parking and 2-Hour Parking signs have been installed around Dodger Stadium in time for Monday's season opener. The parking restrictions, which apply to residents as well as visiting Dodger fans, are the city's most recent effort to keep pre-game tailgating parties and public drinking from getting out of control
The LAPD and the city's Department of Transportation have released more details about the no parking zones and other restrictions intended to clamp down on tailgate parties before Monday's season opener at Dodger Stadium.
The City Council is in the final stages of reviewing a $50,000 reward to four witnesses who provided crucial information in connection with the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium during the 2011 season opener.