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.
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.
ECHO PARK -- This year’s Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on Monday, April 6, is going to be a game changer for many Dodger fans and local residents alike.
There was plenty of action at Dodger Stadium on Monday night but it had nothing to do with baseball. Camouflaged and armed members of The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a simulated raid on the ballpark to “capture a high value target” as part of an ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — The Dodgers were scheduled to hand out 40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs at last Thursday’s game but the truck delivering the merchandise broke down, prompting the team to hand out vouchers redeemable for a mug at the stadium store, the L.A. Times reported. ... Read More »
On Jackie Robinson Day, baseball’s commemoration of the color barrier-breaking Dodger player, Dodger Stadium was empty of fans but the ballpark was still humming. Dodgers’ Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith was taking her daily stroll around the stadium alongside architect Brenda ... Read More »
Workers spent part of Tuesday cleaning up a pile of mud and debris that came sliding down a slope on the Dodger Stadium property near Stadium Way near Boylston Street. Tom Dailey, who lives near the stadium, took photos of what he described as a “mini ... Read More »
Traffic has been a mess around Dodger Stadium during the first games of the season. But even fans who have taken mass transportation to avoid congestion have had a hard-time getting to and from the ballpark. On Tuesday, fans were complaining after the Dodger Stadium Express ... Read More »
Today’s season opener at Dodger Stadium did not begin until 1:10 p.m. but fans began arriving hours earlier for pre-game parties and picnics in Elysian Park. While fans will be focused on the Dodger-Giants match up in the ballpark, The Eastsider will be checking in on ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — With thousands of fans and their autos descending on Dodger Stadium for Friday’s season opener, the LAPD is planning to deploy its own team of blue to keep things orderly in the ballpark and surrounding neighborhoods, where opening day can resemble a cross ... Read More »
The Dodger’s decision to reopen the Scott Avenue entrance has met with a lot of neighborhood opposition in Echo Park. But the team says it needs to open the gate to improve the flow of traffic into and out of the stadium. The Dodgers have also ... Read More »
SOLANO CANYON — Juicy hot dogs. Ice-cold beer. The crack of the bat hitting the first pitch. The sound of your screaming child and whimpering dog terrified by thunderous fireworks. The start of Dodgers season means different things to different people. And for the residents ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — Residents living near Dodgers Stadium are supposed to receive placards and “neighborhood protection information” beginning today that will allow them to drive beyond police check points and barricades that will be set up on game days, according to Councilman Mitch O’Farrell. O’Farrell, during ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — Councilman Mitch O’Farrell asked the Dodgers tonight to postpone their controversial decision to reopen the Scott Avenue entrance of the ballpark on game days. With the season opener only about a week away, O’Farrell made the request during a packed and often heated ... Read More »