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Friday, September 19, 2014

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Found in Echo Park: Adorable white male boxer

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Last Friday night, September 5, this white boxer mix was roaming around outside Blue Collar Working Dog. I could swear I have seen him before when I am walking my dogs. I took him to North Central Animal Shelter and they took him in. I can ... Read More »

Video: How noisy are Echo Park’s wild parrots?

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ECHO PARK –Just play and listen to Jim Earle’s video of the flock of feral parrots flying and squawking over Echo Park and Scott avenues earlier this month. A flock of about 100 of the birds have been circling over Echo Park and Silver Lake. Eastsider ... Read More »

Pay Up Or Move Out: Echo Park and Silver Lake business owners have few options as rents jump

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From corner groceries in Echo Park to hair salons in Silver Lake, many small business owners have either moved out, closed down or paid up as rents have spiked. Since the city’s rent control laws don’t apply to commercial space, business tenants without a lease are at the mercy of landlords, who can raise the rent as much as they want to take advantage of gentrifying shopping and commercial strips. Read More »

Police investigating Echo Park area homicide [update]

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ECHO PARK -- A Tuesday night shooting near Vista Hermosa Park left one man dead, police said. Officers responded to reports of shots fired near the 100 block of N. Toluca Street in the southern edge of Echo Park at about 8: 20 p.m., said Ray Martinez, a homicide detective with the Rampart Division. Read More »

Storefront Report: What did happen to the Echo Park ARCO?

ECHO PARK — The sudden closure of the  busy ARCO gas station and AM/PM convenience store on Glendale Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue has left many motorists in search of cheaper gas and Fritos.  “Anyone know what happened to the Arco ampm on Glendale?” asked @BeKitchens on ... Read More »