Monday, September 26, 2016

Echo Park stories, photos and 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 »

Bulletin Board: Echo Park Art Contest


Submitted by Kelly Echo Park Community Parade Submit your child’s artwork to the art contest by October 7 Each year the Echo Park Community Parade Committee hosts an art contest where children of a variety of ages can submit parade themed artwork. A panel of judges ... 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 »

Dodgers try to explain Beyoncé concert traffic jam


ECHO PARK — Dodger Stadium has hosted countless sold out games and events. But Wednesday night’s packed Beyoncé concert created some of the worst traffic gridlock in recent memory, with bumper-to-bumper traffic filling narrow streets far from the stadium. The concert was also delayed to give ... Read More »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona is back in business


ECHO PARK — Israel Palacios was getting close to giving up finding a new home for his family’s pizzeria, Pizza Buona, which closed last December after being priced out of its old location. But while he was getting his hair cut, Palacios heard that another Echo Park ... Read More »

Creative Living in Echo Park: Del Mor Lofts


Situated in the heart of Echo Park, the Del Mor Lofts have been a partner to the community for over 80 years. The four-story brick building was initially built in 1928 and continues to stay true to the cultural heritage of Echo Park. Read More »

One injured after Echo Park home foundation collapses

Rear view of damaged home

ECHO PARK — A home that was undergoing foundation work partially collapsed this morning, injuring a woman who was inside the structure. A crew had been working on the raised foundation of a rear house in the 1400 block of Waterloo Street when neighbors said they ... 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 »

Echo Park’s Pizza Buona gets a new lease on life


ECHO PARK — After being forced to close late last year in the wake of a steep rent increase, Pizza Buona has found a new location not far from its previous home of more than 50 years. The neighborhood pizzeria plans to reopen on Thursday, Sept. ... Read More »

Musician-turned-baker to open a bakery in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — A few weeks back we reported about Echo Park Village, the new name for a row of buildings in the 300 block Glendale Boulevard that were being emptied of tenants and renovated in preparation for new businesses. Now, Eater L.A. reports that one of the new ... Read More »

Lost in Echo Park: Black Chihuahua mix


2 weeks ago Richard went missing in Echo Park (right across from El Compadre/Short Stop). Little Richard is a 3 1/2 year old Chihuahua mix. She is spayed and microchipped. She’s super friendly, and answers to “Richard”. Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found ... Read More »

Echo Park shooting leaves two injured [updated]

crime scene on temple and edgeware

ECHO PARK — Two men were injured this afternoon during what police say was a possible gang-related shooting near Temple and Bixel streets. The two victims, described as male Latinos in their 30s, were transported to a hospital in what appeared to be stable condition, said ... Read More »

Take that!

Photo by Scott Fajac

ECHO PARK — A firefighter douses a clump of cactus while putting out a fire that broke out early this evening along a fence on the southwestern side of Elysian Park near Sutherland Street. About 30-feet of fence burned, said resident Scott Fajack, but the fire ... Read More »

Echo Park empty lots may not be empty for long


ECHO PARK — New homes and restaurants are planned for a trio of empty lots on Alvarado Street and Glendale Boulevard.  These projects have been in the works for a while but it looks like their backers are renewing efforts to get them built. Here’s the ... Read More »