Thursday, September 3, 2015

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Echo Park killing remains unsolved

ECHO PARK — It’s been nearly a month since 20-year-old Michael Robert Hannah was found shot dead near a public stairway in Echo Park. But his killer or killers remain at large, and police are struggling to find any information to solve the case. “It’s a tough ... Read More »

Found in Echo Park: Found Fluffy Adult Gray Cat


Appeared out of tree in our yard near Clinton/Kent, East of Alvarado, on Wed 09/02. Medium sized; fluffy medium-dark gray fur, a bit scruffy, but she/he friendly and very talkative, not afraid. Green eyes. Hungry but appears to be fed regularly. No collar; has not been ... Read More »

Echo Park property owner planning six-story housing project

temple street

ECHO PARK – Another multi-story residential complex is in the works for Temple Street on the southern end of Echo Park,  an area where several large apartment projects have recently been completed or are under construction. A six-story building with 55 residential units would be located ... Read More »

Elysian Heights Elementary School: Reaching Toward the Future


Submitted by Elysian Heights Elementary Grade Levels: K-6 Elysian Heights Elementary School (EHES) is celebrating 100 years of service in the Elysian Heights Valley. As we celebrate the past, we have squarely set our sights on transforming our foundation to ensure we are preparing students to ... Read More »

Van damaged by falling Echo Park tree

Collapsed tree branch on Waterloo Street | Connie Acosta

ECHO PARK — City crews were cutting down a carob tree this morning after one of its large branches fell on top of a van parked in the 1400 block of N. Waterloo Street. The branch fell on the van Wednesday afternoon but there were no ... Read More »

Lost in Echo Park: Grey & White Male Cat


Walter is very friendly, he’s a big cat (about 17 pounds) and very affectionate. He’s about 5-6 years old, grey/sliver and white, and neutered. He lost the collar he is wearing in his picture. Please call or email if you have seen him! Contact: 213-949-1110 [email protected] ... Read More »

What will fill the empty lots around Echo Park Lake?


ECHO PARK —  The few remaining vacant lots near Echo Park Lake are attracting the attention of developers and generating concern among residents worried about what will be built and how it will change the vistas surrounding the lake. Later this week, a public hearing will ... Read More »

Downtown developer pays $18 million for Echo Park church properties


ECHO PARK —  The L.A. Business Journal reports that Fred Afari, owner of the Chapman loft building in Downtown L.A., paid nearly $18 million to buy a large collection of properties near Echo Park Lake from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, with plans to construct “high-end multifamily” ... Read More »