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Friday, May 27, 2016

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The artist behind the Echo Park Lake crocodile

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ECHO PARK — The same artist who hung a large replica of a goldfish in Santa Monica is apparently the same guy who created the fake crocodile that floated briefly across Echo Park Lake this weekend. L.A. Taco said that multimedia artist Kent Yoshimura created the ... Read More »

Who put the fake alligator in Echo Park Lake?

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ECHO PARK — Or was it a fake crocodile? Whatever it was, eventually two workers pulled the thing out of the lake this morning, said Madalyn Choate-Rofer. The guys who fished out the alligator/crocodile told Choate-Rofer that the interior is made from 5-gallon water bottles. “It also ... Read More »

A video journey to Echo Park’s colorful Randyland

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ECHO PARK — The Phantasma Gloria, which is composed of hundreds of colorful, water-filled, glass bottles, is perhaps the neighborhood’s most well known and photographed piece of folk art. Now, the artwork and its creator, Randlett Lawrence, is the subject of a new video titled Randyland ... Read More »

Echo Park taco truck struggles to make the grade

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ECHO PARK — The L.A Times reports that food trucks fared worse when it comes to health safety compared to brick-and-mortar restaurants based on the county health department’s grading system.  Food trucks were even less likely to earn an “A” grade  than food carts. But do those ... Read More »

Silver Lake Gift shop heads to Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — Gift shop Hemingway & Pickett has landed in Echo Park after spending five years in Silver Lake, reports Racked LA. The shop, which hosted a reopening party earlier this month, at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Duane Street replaced Otherwild, which itself ... Read More »