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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Will Sunset Boulevard bike lanes go green?

SILVER LAKE –   Some Silver Lake residents would like to see  an approximately three-mile stretch of  bike lanes that run along Sunset Boulevard through Silver Lake and Echo Park painted a bright shade of green to increase the visibility of the lanes and cyclists. This week, ... Read More »

Echo Park Walgreens temporarily shut down [updated]

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ECHO PARK — Shoppers who visited the Walgreens store on Sunset Boulevard early  Tuesday night found the chain drug store closed and a sign taped to the window saying it would be shut down for 48-hours.  It’s not clear what prompted the shut down but customers ... Read More »

Echo Park bus vs. tree

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ECHO PARK — A DASH bus crashed into a tree near Echo Park Avenue and Avalon Street early tonight, according to Michael Marquesen, who snapped the photo above. The bus was empty when it hit the tree, and police on the scene said there were no injuries, ... Read More »

Storefront Report: A one-stop shop for the well-groomed Echo Park man

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ECHO PARK — From a straight-razor shave and haircut to wallets and suspenders,  the now under-construction Manly & Sons Barber Co. wants to be the purveyor of everything the well-groomed and well-accessorized man needs.  “It’s kind of the Ace Hardware for men,” said manager Eric Adams ... Read More »

Councilmen have different views on how high you can build in Echo Park*

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ECHO PARK — The skyline of Echo Park is pretty much a low-rise affair, with only a few notable buildings, such as the dome of Angelus Temple and the Citibank office building, rising above two or three stories. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell would like to keep it ... Read More »

Found in Echo Park: Adult Pit Bull

A scared Pit Bull showed up at my house July 4th around 11 pm. No tags, no microchip. If you have lost your dog, please contact me and provide me with a photograph and/or a description. Your dog is in a safe place and would love ... Read More »

Echo Park palm trees torched during 4th of July fireworks

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ECHO PARK — Looks like two palm trees caught fire tonight in Echo Park amid the barrage of illegal fireworks that lit up the sky. One tree appeared to be located at Echo Park Lake, the other nearby, judging by photos and videos posted on Twitter ... Read More »

Echo Park Hills Cottage Open This Sunday July 13 | 2 pm – 5 pm

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An amazing opportunity to own a private retreat on one of Echo Park’s historic step streets. This charming light filled cottage has that seamless indoor/outdoor flow that makes Los Angeles living so highly prized. The 400SF deck offers plenty of space for relaxing while enjoying the ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Echo Chamber brings creative DIY spirit to Echo Park

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ECHO PARK –  Echo Chamber will host a series of workshops and other events throughout the summer at the site of former music venue Echo Curio on Sunset Boulevard. Echo Chamber will act as a creative co-op with an emphasis on collaborations, and presenting the community ... Read More »

“Long lost” John Lautner house in Echo Park sells above $1 million asking price

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ECHO PARK — A clothing designer and photographer won the bidding battle for a “dumpy” home designed my modernist architect John Lautner, according to Domaine Home.   The  “long-lost Lautner”  in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park went up for sale in May for the ... Read More »