Monday, January 26, 2015

Echo Park stories, photos and more

121 apartments planned for south Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — A sleek new apartment tower with 121 units is planned for a handful of lots across from the playing fields of the Edward Roybal Learning Center. The six-story Boylston Arms with rooftop decks would rise in the middle of the 400 block of ... Read More »

The fearless and earnest sounds of Echo Park’s Tülips

Tülips will make you feel feelings. | Photo by Zane Roessell

Something fearless perches atop the mantle of the Echo Park band Tülips, adorned with riot grrrl sensibilities and framed with an untethered joy. The obvious landmarks in Tülips’ world are the Sleater-Kinney overtones on faster tracks like Wait, where the guitar and drums crunch away with ... Read More »

Demo crews finish off fire-damaged Echo Park bungalows

Heavy machinery tears apart the remains of a 1919 Craftsman on Scott Avenue

ECHO PARK —  Two Echo Park homes that were heavily damaged in separate fires were recently demolished, paving the way for new  construction. A demolition crew was at work this morning tearing apart the remains of a 1919 Craftsman at the corner of Scott and Lake ... Read More »

Attic fire reported in Echo Park [updated]

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS – Firefighters are responding to reports of an attic fire in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park that broke out at about 12: 30 p.m.  in a one-story duplex in the 2300 block of Echo Park Avenue, according to preliminary reports. * Update:  ... Read More »

Found in Echo Park: Grey striped kitty


Found on 12/28 Sunday in our backyard (near Scott Ave and Echo Park Ave): grey striped long hair kitty, very very friendly. And noisy! Lots of meows. Is she yours? Please claim her, we can’t keep her inside b/c hubby is allergic. I think it’s female ... Read More »

Lost in Echo Park: My dog Dokey


My dog Dokey got out of our backyard in Echo Park on Lake Shore Ave. on Wednesday night or early Christmas morning. He is brown and has a white chest and paws. He has a red collar and doesn’t respond well to strangers. We hope he ... Read More »

Echo Park area school to offer Spanish Dual-Language program

Lobby of Mayberry Elemetary showing the school mascot, the Mayberry Magician

Mayberry Street School, which serves Echo Park and Silver Lake, will have an informational session for the community Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. in the school library. We will be giving an overview of the Spanish Dual –Language Program that will be offered for the 2015-2016 school year. Read More »