Monday, August 29, 2016

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Vandals bring Echo Park mini-golf exhibit to an end

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ECHO PARK — A “ridiculous bout of vandalism” forced the organizers of an exhibit that resembled a mini-golf course to close the show and cancel a finale that had  been scheduled for today. TURF: A Mini-Golf Project,  a temporary exhibit and mini-golf course organized by Materials ... Read More »

From roller derby to demolition derby


ECHO PARK — Workers and heavy equipment are tearing down the former home of the L.A. Derby Dolls on Temple Street. The all-female roller derby league moved to El Sereno last year because, the league said, the property owner wanted to build condos on the site, ... Read More »

Lost in Elysian Heights: Tuxedo Cat


She has white paws, whiskers, and mouth. Can be skittish. Wearing a blue collar and is microchipped. Last seen 7/21 around Baxter/Lake Shore Ave Contact: 323-356-2242 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

Man infected with West Nile in Echo Park area

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ECHO PARK — County health officials are warning residents to take extra precautions against mosquitoes after an elderly man from the Echo Park area was hospitalized with West Nile Virus last month. It was the first human case of the season reported by the Los Angeles ... Read More »

The Arch of Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — We got several emails over the weekend asking what that “arch” or “structure” is rising next to Echo Park Lake. “Seems like it went up really quickly, is it permanent?” asked one reader. Turns out this mystery structure is a temporary art project ... Read More »

Modern Hillside Home in Echo Park

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Perched on an Elysian Park hillside, this 3-level single family home exemplifies the perfect Echo Park retreat. Entertain from the top-floor living and dining rooms, which showcase views spanning downtown L.A., Angeleno Heights, and the Westside skyline Read More »

For Sale: Echo Park Bungalow on Historic Stair Street


2109 Loma Vista Place | $532,000 | Property Website Adorable hillside bungalow on one of Echo Park’s historic stair streets. This classic 1914 1 BR cottage loves its shaded wooded setting and retains much of its original spirit. A decorative iron gate highlights the front entry ... Read More »

Drunk driver sentenced in death of Echo Park cyclist

ECHO PARK — A drunk driver  who was speeding at about 60 miles per hour on surface streets was sentenced to six years in state prison after he crashed into and killed a cyclist on Temple Street last April, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney. ... Read More »

New From Tracy Do, Two in Echo Park with Spanish Style


A triplex for sale, featuring classic Spanish style and a desirable cul-de-sac location. There is one freestanding unit plus two side-by-side units, one of them beautifully remodeled and delivered vacant. The side-by-side units include private bonus spaces with separate entries, private rear patios and front-facing balconies with sweeping views of the mountains and city. Read More »

Permit parking spreads in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — More Echo Park streets might be getting permit parking. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is recommending that overnight parking be prohibited on several streets east of Glendale Boulevard unless motorists have the required permits. The proposal to create of the neighborhood’s newest ... Read More »

Bulldozers headed for office and church complex near Echo Park


The new owners of the former Metropolitan Water District campus, located between Echo Park and Downtown, are planning to begin demolition work at the Sunset Boulevard complex, a portion of which was designed by noted L.A. architect William Pereira. A small blue demolition notice attached to a ... Read More »