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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Storefront Report: Will Blue Bottle win over Echo Park coffee drinkers?

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ECHO PARK — If you thought there were enough places in Echo Park to sip a coffee or a latte, you will soon be proven wrong.  The founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, the artisinal coffee maker out of Oakland, told Eater L.A. earlier this year that ... Read More »

Dog owners warn of Elysian Park coyote attacks

Rhea Harding and her 100-pound Mastiff Boxer were in Elysian Park for an early morning walk when a coyote came up from behind them, biting her dog and leading him off the trail in a chase. She ran after her dog, named Diesel, whom she found ... Read More »

Found in Echo Park: A small, very smart dog

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Found very smart little dog in Elysian Park on sargent saturday july 19.  Je is very smart, stays with you perfectly no leash needed. He loves people and obviously somebody loved him. He is unfixxed and unchipped and no collar. Our manager of our building has ... Read More »

Man wounded in Echo Park shooting [updated]

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One man was injured during the shooting that was reported at 8:18 a.m. near the Burger King on Glendale Boulevard. A joggger called police after he heard gunshots and then screaming, according to an LAPD spokesman. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Pizza for a cause in Echo Park; Ales for ALS in Eagle Rock; and Elysian Valley gets nostalgic for books

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This past Wednesday, a group of students from the 826LA program tossed the dough around Mohawk Bend alongside the Echo Park eatery’s executive chef to create custom pizzas as part of the “Piece of the Pie” program. The kids then voted on their favorite creation which ... Read More »

40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs apparently took a wrong turn in Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — The Dodgers were scheduled to hand out 40,000 Hello Kitty travel mugs at last Thursday’s game but the truck delivering the merchandise broke down, prompting the team to hand out vouchers redeemable for a mug at the stadium store, the L.A. Times reported. ... Read More »

Grab your Hula Hoop – It’s time to go dancing at Echo Park Lake

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ECHO PARK  – You can thank (or blame) DJ producer Henri for this music video of a man who can’t stop dancing.  “Joined by a posse of attractive Angelenos straight out of an American Apparel ad, the gentleman grooves and moves — and eventually hula hoops ... Read More »

Lost in Echo Park: Cream Female Pomerian/Retriever Mix [updated]

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**MISSING SINCE 07/14/14 at 7:00 PM** Nala is a Medium, Tan Pomeranian/Retriever Mix who was startled by a car and bolted during her walk with our pet sitter this evening. She was last seen near 1812 Effie Street in Echo Park Nala is wearing her pink ... Read More »

Favela goes from drab to fab

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When The Eastsider posted a story in January about the faded peach apartments that climb a steep hill between Echo Park and downtown, readers said the buildings resembled everything from a Tibetan palace to a Brazilan favela. Now, the same complex, which sold for $2.72 million, ... Read More »

Spiderman vs LAPD at Echo Park Lotus Festival [updated]

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ECHO PARK — A person dressed like Spiderman attracted the attention of police at this weekend’s Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake.   The costumed character and police officers were also pictured on the LAPD’s Rampart Division Facebook page but it’s not clear why Spiderman was being ... Read More »