Sunday, May 24, 2015

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Echo Park’s Cuban Music Festival left without a place to dance

New grass was planted around Echo Park Lake in 2013

ECHO PARK -- Every May for about the past two decades the Presencia Cubana - aka the Cuban Music Festival - at Echo Park Lake has filled the park with the sights and rhythms of Cuban culture. But not this year. Organizers have cancelled the festival, blaming Councilman Mitch O'Farrell and the Recreation & Parks Department for imposing new regulations that prevent the installation of a dance floor on the grass.

Learn the craft of timber framing at an Off The Saw workshop in Echo Park


Off The Saw will be hosting a timber framing intensive workshop in Echo Park. Timber framing is a traditional construction technique that joints heavy, squared-off timbers with large wooden pegs. Samuel Moyer of Samuel Moyer Furniture will lead students in building a timber frame guest house that will be constructed and installed in Echo Park.

Not everyone has been a fan of Echo Park’s Lady of the Lake

Eric Garcetti announced Echo Park Lake reopens June 15 5-9-2013 8-50-22 PM

ECHO PARK — It has been 80 years since the Lady of the Lake, an Art Deco-style statue created by Ada Mae Sharpless, made its debut at Echo Park Lake. The 14-foot-high cast stone figure has been photographed countless times and was restored and returned to its original, prominent spot at the tip of a peninsula that juts into the lake. But not everyone has been impressed with the goddess-like figure.

Lost in Echo Park: Black kitten


Prince, 9 months old, all black, green eyes, wearing green collar with a bell. Last seen on Portia St, Echo Park. Very friendly. 8-year old girl misses him. Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. .   Read More »

Lost in Echo Park: Cat named “Kuno”


Our very friendly tuxedo cat Kuno is missing since April 30th. He was last seen around the corner of Morton Avenue and Morton Terrace. He might still wear his violet collar with little flowers on it. He has a distinct white stripe on his nose, white ... Read More »