Thursday, March 26, 2015

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Calming Chants For A Crazy World

Have you had a rough week and need to recharge and spend time with your creator? Do you want a more mystical approach to your spirituality? Welcome. You’ve come to the right place. Echoes: A Kirtan Mass is a melding of east and west in a ... Read More »

Get ready to move your cars and make way for the L.A. Marathon

Marathon runners pass by Echo Park Lake during the 2010 run.

The thousands of runners expected to pour through the streets of Angeleno Heights, Echo Park and Silver Lake on Sunday for the 2015 L.A. Marathon have been warned to expect record-high temperatures. Meanwhile, residents, motorists and bus passengers, have to prepare themselves for the annual round of street closures, detours and delays.

Echo Park gets buzzed


ECHO PARK -- What was with the multiple helicopter landings and departures from the top of the Citibank building on Tuesday night? It appeared that the same helicopter kept circling the neighborhood and returning to the top of the Sunset Boulevard office tower, owned by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, which has its circular insignia painted on the roof of the building.

Morton Village In Echo Park Nears 50% Sell Out


After a tremendously successful model debut and grand opening in late January, Morton Village in Echo Park is nearing the halfway point to sellout. With just 18 homes in this charming hillside community, the window of opportunity is anticipated to close quickly.

Lost in Echo Park: Black & white tuxedo cat


Female tuxedo cat black & white , smaller -5-6 lbs. Overly curious, 9 mo old. Mostly black with white chest, belly , paws. Some white whiskers. Last seen near n. Lake street/ bellevue. Not sure if friendly with strangers Has microchip but no collar. Any vet ... Read More »

Change in store(s) for Echo Park Avenue


ECHO PARK -- Echo Park Avenue's relatively small retail scene is in the midst of change, with the recent closure of a designer shoe shop, the upcoming departure of a pet supply store and a possible replacement for the shuttered Red Hill restaurant. Here's the run down.

Stepping across Echo Park

Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

ECHO PARK -- A large group of urban hikers spent Saturday exploring 30 public stairways in a zig-zag route that covered 12 miles. The organizer of the trek, Dan Koeppel of Big Parade fame, and others posted photos of the walk on Twitter and other social media.