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Why did the police shoot “Dizzy” Martinez of Echo Park? The LAPD’s answer does not satisfy his family

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ECHO PARK -- David “Dizzy” Martinez was waiting for his common-law wife and sister to buy tacos when he found himself surrounded by police officers pointing guns at him on a March night in 2013. According to police, Martinez was pointing a “black object” believed to be a gun when officers opened fire on the 47-year-old Echo Park man. But that black object turned out to be a cellphone, which was found damaged and splattered with blood next to Martinez as he lay wounded on the sidewalk, according to an internal LAPD investigation. Read More »

Echo Park shoppers check out the new neighborhood market

Lassens' new Echo Park store

Echo Park — There were bare spots on the shelves, and some of the cash registers and computers were acting up. In fact, the officials of Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins were considering postponing this morning’s “soft opening” of their new Echo Park store until the ... Read More »

Echo Park area apartment building fetches $8.11 million

Courtesy Charles Dunn Co.

Las Casitas Apartments are literally a stone’s throw from the Hollywood Freeway, with traffic traveling only a few feet away from apartment balconies. But the owners of the 33-unit property have nearly filled up the building, where the monthly rents on one-bedroom units have gone for ... Read More »

Lost in Silver Lake: Orange Tabby cat

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Orange tabby three years old very vocal and very fast. Healthy and friendly Contact: 323-793-1150 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Eastsider Ads googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1412645285881-6′); }); Read More »