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Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Echo Park lotus can’t wait for Lotus Festival

Echo Park Lotus blooming July 2015 6-25-2015 4-49-15 PM

ECHO PARK — The 35th Annual Echo Park Lotus Festival will be held this weekend at Echo Park Lake. But the showy lotus have already been in bloom for the past few weeks, mesmerizing park visitors with their pink and cream-colored blooms. The festival, which is ... Read More »

Who will reopen a Lincoln Heights coffeehouse?

cafe in the heights street view

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — It has been a while since any coffee has been poured at Cafe in the Heights, which appeared to be the neighborhood’s only coffeehouse. But the narrow and vacant North Broadway storefront  across from Lincoln High is now up for lease, giving someone ... Read More »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona looking for a new home

Pizza Buona Reopens 12-7-2012 7-00-45 AM

ECHO PARK —  Pizza Buona, which has served up pizza from the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street for more than 50 years, is searching for a new location that will probably take it out of the neighborhood. Israel Palacios, whose family owns the pizzeria, ... Read More »

Former Silver Lake furniture store getting a makeover

Photo by Bill Wheelock

SILVER LAKE –  After sitting dormant and vandalized for several months, the former home of Silverlake furniture at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way has seen a lot of activity in recent weeks. Workers have been replacing the roof of the brick building while ... Read More »

Close Encounters of the Echo Park Kind: Artist connects with community while making a mural

collage

ECHO PARK -- Skateboarders. Grandmothers. Musicians. They have all stopped by as artist Katrina Alexy has spent the past five months transforming a 40-foot long cinderblock wall next to a public parking lot into whimsical mosaic artwork. She could have completed the bulk of the work more quickly in her Highland Park studio – but what fun is that compared to the countless encounters she had with the people from all corners of Echo Park?