Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Echo Park’s DIY bus bench gets a touch-up


ECHO PARK —  The simple wood bench that popped up last October at the northwest corner of Echo Park and Scott avenues  has proven popular with passengers waiting at the DASH bus stop. It recently got a new coat of teal paint thanks to Astrid Agustin ... Read More »

Family fundraising to rebuild Echo Park grandmother’s home

Fundraising appeal for Margarita Rodriguez, "Mama Tita," in front of construction site

The family of an 82-year-old woman who lost her Echo Park home in a fire has rallied to her support, maxing out their credit cards to buy building materials and starting a crowd funding effort to rebuild the house. However, the fundraiser is nowhere near its $50,000 goal, and last week the money ran out and construction on the unfinished home stopped. Read More »

A Groovy Echo Park Pad Offered for Sale


The grooviest house on the market! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Echo Park home has soaring open-beamed ceilings and clerestory windows to let the sunshine in. A seamless floor plan makes for free-and-easy flow; downstairs living, dining and kitchen open to a tiki oasis patio that’s shrouded in bamboo. Read More »

SUV rolls over during Sunset Boulevard crash

SUV flipped over on its side after crash | Jennifer Deines

ECHO PARK — A woman was momentarily trapped in her SUV after the vehicle collided with a compact car and rolled over on Sunset Boulevard near Everett Street during the evening rush hour. Bystanders helped the woman climb out of the black SUV that had flipped ... Read More »

SUV crashes into PETA offices in Echo Park [updated]

Glass and debris fills waiting area

ECHO PARK — An SUV crashed into the Sunset Boulevard offices of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals this morning, smashing through an approximately 12-foot-high wall of glass and into a waiting area where staff members had gathered only minutes before. No injuries were ... Read More »

A chunk of Echo Park now going for $2.85 million


ECHO PARK — It’s been a few years since any new housing has been built along Sunset Boulevard in the central part of Echo Park.  The last new project, the Sunset 5 at Sunset and Portia Street, was built more than five years ago, with no ... Read More »

Forum explores Echo Park’s growing homeless problem

A homeless person living in the Alvarado underpass at the 101 Freeway.

ECHO PARK -- Barry was covered with feces and injured after a car ran over his leg while he slept near the Auto Zone on Alvarado. “We didn’t want him to die in the street. It was cold,” said Gabrielle Taylor with the City Attorney’s office. But after Barry was treated for his injury, he was soon back sleeping on the streets of Echo Park by New Year’s, looking thinner and worse than before. Read More »