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 ... 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, ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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.