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Friday, December 2, 2016

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Japanese gastropub headed for Echo Park

ECHO PARK — Kush Sake Bar,  a yakitori and sake bar connected to the owner of Silverlake Ramen, has closed a little more than two years  after opening for business. Now, it appears that a new Japanese-style restaurant is preparing to launch in the same spot ... Read More »

Dodger Stadium car meetup triggers Sunday morning jam

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ECHO PARK — Vin Scully Avenue (formerly Elysian Park Avenue) was jammed this morning with cars lined up to enter Dodger Stadium. The baseball season is over, so what’s going on?  The stadium is hosting a car show or car meetup sponsored by Clean Culture. It ... Read More »

Cubans gather in Echo Park after Castro’s death

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ECHO PARK — The death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted a group of Los Angeles Cubans to gather this afternoon at Echo Park Lake, where they waved flags as some passing motorists honked their horns in support. Echo Park  emerged as a center for Cuban ... Read More »

Fatal Echo Park crash remains under investigation

Memorial to Echo Park crash victims

ECHO PARK —   Police have released a few more details about Sunday’s fatal crash that left two elderly women dead. But the cause of the crash has yet to be determined. The two women, ages  78 and 81,  suffered blunt force trauma to the head and ... Read More »

New Ethical Clothing & Homewares Shop Opening on Sunset

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Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park has become more lively in recent years. Coffee lovers and worker bees alike descend on Blue Bottle coffee daily. Evening crowds gather at El Prado for the occasional after work drink. Now, joining this mix is Gingerly Witty, a clothing and ... Read More »

Found in Echo Park: Two Chihuahua Terrier mix dogs

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Two stray dogs were at Lemoyne near Cerro Gordo this morning small chihuahua terrier mix white or yellow coats. Did not see collars or tags they were together could get photo of only one headed to Vestal through empty lot Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a ... Read More »

A symbol of safety and support in Echo Park and Silver Lake

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ECHO PARK — Melissa Newman and partner Salvador Avila spent Sunday walking through Echo Park and Silver Lake, handing out the new symbol of solidarity – safety pins – popular among those concerned about the election of Donald Trump as president. After Newman and Avila purchased more ... Read More »

Bomb scare shuts down Echo Park streets [updated]

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ECHO PARK — Sunset Boulevard has been blocked tonight as police investigate a box that was left at a bus stop near Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue. Police were called to the scene at about 8:30 pm, said Officer Wendy Reyes. The bomb squad was ... Read More »