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Friday, August 1, 2014

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Found in Silver Lake: Friendly Alaskan Husky

Alaskan husky found on Silver Ridge Avenue in Silver Lake (near the border of Echo Park). Very friendly, but was not wearing a collar and no microchip could be located. Dog was dropped off at LA Animal Services on 3201 Lacy Street (312.485.5767) on Thursday, July ... Read More »

Police warn Echo Park and Silver Lake Honda Element owners about catalytic converter thieves

Stolen catalytic converter. Photo courtesy James Stathas 7-3-2014 7-35-01 AM

Earlier this month The Eastsider reported on Silver Lake motorists whose vehicles had been the targets of catalytic converter thieves. Those thefts have continued in Silver Lake as well as Echo Park, with the LAPD Rampart Division this week issuing a warning to the owners of ... Read More »

Pickup smashes into Echo Park building

ECHO PARK — A purple pickup truck slammed into the side of a Sunset Boulevard storefront this afternoon, coming to a stop between the building and a lamppost. It’s not clear why the truck ended up on the sidewalk on Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue  but ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Echo Park restaurant and bar scene prepares for new players and expansion

L-R:  Allummette, Lot 1 Cafe and Glendale Boulevard space

ECHO PARK –   It’s been a challenge this year to  keep up with the comings and goings at the neighborhood’s restaurants and bars, and more changes are in the works,  with new owners emerging for the shuttered Allumette, an expansion planned for Lot 1 Cafe and ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Will Blue Bottle win over Echo Park coffee drinkers?

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ECHO PARK — If you thought there were enough places in Echo Park to sip a coffee or a latte, you will soon be proven wrong.  The founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, the artisinal coffee maker out of Oakland, told Eater L.A. earlier this year that ... Read More »

Dog owners warn of Elysian Park coyote attacks

Rhea Harding and her 100-pound Mastiff Boxer were in Elysian Park for an early morning walk when a coyote came up from behind them, biting her dog and leading him off the trail in a chase. She ran after her dog, named Diesel, whom she found ... Read More »

Found in Echo Park: A small, very smart dog

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Found very smart little dog in Elysian Park on sargent saturday july 19.  Je is very smart, stays with you perfectly no leash needed. He loves people and obviously somebody loved him. He is unfixxed and unchipped and no collar. Our manager of our building has ... Read More »

Man wounded in Echo Park shooting [updated]

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One man was injured during the shooting that was reported at 8:18 a.m. near the Burger King on Glendale Boulevard. A joggger called police after he heard gunshots and then screaming, according to an LAPD spokesman. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Pizza for a cause in Echo Park; Ales for ALS in Eagle Rock; and Elysian Valley gets nostalgic for books

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This past Wednesday, a group of students from the 826LA program tossed the dough around Mohawk Bend alongside the Echo Park eatery’s executive chef to create custom pizzas as part of the “Piece of the Pie” program. The kids then voted on their favorite creation which ... Read More »

40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs apparently took a wrong turn in Echo Park

Truck with Hello Kitty merchandise being towed away | Scott Barber

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 »