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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Echo Park burglar hits McDuff Street

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ECHO PARK — A burglar made off with a bike from a house on McDuff Street on Wednesday night while the owner was still at home. The resident reported the crime, which took place at about 9 p.m.,  to the Northeast Division and shared details of ... Read More »

Echo Park makes room for the new

ECHO PARK  –   The century old bungalows and Spanish Colonial apartments that have long defined Echo Park are getting some new neighbors with a modern sensibility. Not everyone is a fan of the contemporary-style homes and apartments now popping up on hillsides and busy avenues, and ... Read More »

Found in Echo Park: Husky Dog near Mayberry Elementary

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Male Husky Dog Found near Mayberry Elementary. Contact: 323-497-3997 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here to fill out a form with the necessary information and photo. Read More »

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Storefront Report: The owners of Echo Park’s Cortez call it quits

ECHO PARK –  The owners of Cortez, which was praised for its cuisine but criticized for its pricey small portions, have sold the restaurant that  opened only 18 months ago. Co-owners Marta Teegan and Robert Stelzner did not explain why they sold the restaurant when they ... Read More »

Vehicle flips over in front of Barlow Hospital

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ECHO PARK — At least one person required medical treatment this afternoon after a vehicle flipped over in front of Barlow Hospital. It’s not clear what caused the incident but the vehicle remained upside down in the 2000 block of Stadium Way at about 2 p.m. ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake lotus bed unveiled

The anti-bird netting covering the lotus bed at Echo Park Lake was being removed today a few weeks after a resident complained that the nets had trapped and separated ducklings from their mothers, leading some chicks to die.  It’s not clear if the removal of the ... Read More »

New green space taking shape in Echo Park

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ECHO PARK –  After several years of planning and preparation,  work is expected to begin soon on transforming  empty lots next to a city recreation center on Patton Street  into an approximately half-acre park and community garden. A ceremonial ground breaking was held last month and ... Read More »

D-Day: Opening Day arrives at Dodger Stadium*

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Today’s season opener at Dodger Stadium did not begin until 1:10 p.m. but fans began arriving hours earlier for pre-game parties and picnics in Elysian Park. While fans will be focused on the Dodger-Giants match up in the ballpark, The Eastsider will be checking in on ... Read More »

What’s a woonerf? We will find out when a new Echo Park development gets built

ECHO PARK — It does not look like it but some preliminary construction work has begun on the hillside site of 18 townhomes designed by noted L.A. architect Barbara Bestor, according to a spokeswoman for the project known as Blackbirds.  An official ground breaking is scheduled ... Read More »