Monday, October 24, 2016

Scenes and Sightings

Blessing of the Animals Oct 2 at 5 Echo Park Boathouse


Each year Episcopal Churches offer a blessing of the animals, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose saint’s day falls on Oct. 4. St. Francis re-awakened the church and the world to the fact that God created and blesses all creatures on earth. Blessing animals ... Read More »

Echo Park botanica mixes potions and presidential politics


ECHO PARK — Will Donald Trump be elected President?  Forget about the polls and political pundits. When it comes to finding the answer, some Latinos are heading to botanicas across Los Angeles for some supernatural insights, says the L.A. Times. In Echo Park,  for example, Yosmar, ... Read More »

A Monarch butterfly born and bred in Silver Lake

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll is doing her part to save Monarch butterflies. Last year she planted Milkweed in her yard to create an attractive butterfly habitat.  This week she provided an update and photo: ere is a male Monarch that I released this week. First one that ... Read More »

The colors of Sunset


MONTECITO HEIGHTS –– A warm and humid day ended with a colorful sunset. Martha Benedict captured an image of the setting sun from Montecito Heights with the hills of Elysian Park in the distance. Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here Read More »

Those would be raindrops, in case you forgot

Photo by Martin Cox

ECHO PARK — It was not exactly a downpour but any rainfall – or a few drops, in this case –  is welcome in a time of drought. Martin Cox snapped a photo during a light shower this afternoon at Echo Park Lake. Enjoy it while ... Read More »

Cleaning the scum out of Echo Park Lake


ECHO PARK –– A job posting with the title “Echo Park Lake Muck Removal” is probably one that many people pass over. But not Van Robinson. He spent his summer removing algae, scum and and other debris from Echo Park Lake as well as the ponds and ... Read More »