Sunday, February 14, 2016

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Glendale Boulevard in bloom


ECHO PARK — The unexpected blast of winter heat has triggered a burst of color along sections of Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park, where the street trees have been covered in white blossoms. What are these trees anyway? Echo Park resident and expert on neighborhood flora ... Read More »

Library Ahoy! Art project floats into Echo Park Lake


ECHO PARK — Minnesota artist Sarah Peters’ “The Floating Library” bobbed gently in the middle of Echo Park Lake today, with the curious taking to pedal boats to check out the collection. Book and art lovers will have until Sunday to take a closer look before ... Read More »

L.A. Marathon headed for Echo Park and Silver Lake this Sunday

Echo Park is Mile 6 and Silver Lake is Mile 7 in the Los Angeles Marathon, which will pass through the neighborhoods on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14. The first group of marathoners (those in wheelchairs and handcycles) head out of Dodger Stadium at 6:30 a.m. If you want to avoid getting your car towed or missing a bus .... Read More »

5 Ways to Make Echo Park More Pedestrian Friendly


Echo Park resident Jessica Meaney gets around town without a car. She’s also managing director of Investing in Place, a nonprofit that focuses on transportation planning and policy in Los Angeles County. We asked Meaney for suggestions on how to encourage more walking across Echo Park. ... Read More »