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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Catalytic converter thieves remain busy

A catalytic converter was cut off from the bottom this Honda Element. Photo courtesy James Stathas 7-3-2014 7-35-01 AM

ECHO PARK — This summer’s surge in catalytic converter thefts has continued into the fall, with the Rampart Division recently warning that Honda Elements are the primary target.  A Honda Element owner named Tony who lives near Scott Avenue and Laveta Terrace knows this well. His ... Read More »

High-end tote bag shop coming to Echo Park

ECHO PARK — The maker of canvas tote bags that sell for as much as $100 each will be opening its very first store in the former home of a Sunset Boulevard locksmith. Pacific Tote Company, which makes its bags in limited batches of unique colors ... Read More »

Echo Park apartment buildings emerge as hot properties

Delta Street apartment building sold for $3.7 million

ECHO PARK —  If you think shopping for a home in Echo Park is a costly and competitive ordeal, try buying an apartment building.  When a 16-unit building on Delta Street went on the market earlier this month for $3.895 million, the pumpkin-colored building did not ... Read More »

New Echo Park restaurants pull back the wraps

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ECHO PARK — Residents are now able to get a closer look at two, soon-to-open restaurants after the plywood barriers were removed from the front of the separate projects. On Sunset Boulevard just west of Echo Park Avenue,  a shiny new kitchen and counters are on ... Read More »

Whole Body Method

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Established in 1999, Whole Body Method takes a holistic approach to Classical Pilates as Joseph Pilates intended. Our nurturing healing space, with an emphasis on connection and care for overall wellness, creates a beautiful atmosphere for us to work together and our thoughtful workouts provide safe ... Read More »

Skateboarders can’t resist The Baxter Ledge

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ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — There is perhaps nothing more ordinary than the short section of concrete retaining wall where Baxter Street bends to meet Avon Street in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. But among skateboarders, this wall is an irresistible challenge,  with skateboarders sliding sideways ... Read More »

Found in Echo Park: Small Cat with a cute squeak

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This cat has been hanging around Ewing street near Echo Park Avenue for about a month. She’s tiny, maybe 6 or 7 pounds and has a cute little squeak. She’s very sociable which makes me think she was someone’s pet not too long ago. If she ... Read More »