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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Man stabbed in Echo Park bar fight

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ECHO PARK -- Two men were arrested in connection with a fight and stabbing at the Gold Room bar at 1 a.m., according to a story in the Daily News. The victim was stabbed in the torso but his injury was described as non life threatening, police said.

A new place to stop in Echo Park

New stop signs at Morton and Academy

ECHO PARK -- A new set of stop signs at Morton Avenue and Academy Road surprised some motorists today, with a few drivers blowing past the newly installed signs or coming to an abrupt halt. The intersection already had stop signs for those drivers heading downhill on Academy and Morton Place.

Man killed in Echo Park shooting

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ECHO PARK -- Police are seeking suspects in the Sunday morning slaying of a 35-year-old man who was the victim of a drive-by shooting. The victim, described as a male Latino was shot at about 8:30 a.m. as he was standing on the sidewalk in the 300 block Douglas Street.

Echo Park church holds huge real estate sale

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ECHO PARK -- The church founded by legendary evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson is getting out of the Echo Park real estate business, putting up for sale a large collection of apartments, vacant lots, commercial buildings and homes near Echo Park Lake. The asking price for the properties owned by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel was not disclosed.

How long does it take to repair a street light? Depends on where you live

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It took the city significantly longer on average to repair broken street lights in Echo Park, Elysian Valley and Silver Lake than many other parts of the city, according to a Daily News story. It took an average of 8 days to repair a street light in the three communities while some areas had to wait only two or three days on average. One Elysian Valley resident waited 118 days to have a light fixed.

One injured in Echo Park area shooting

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ECHO PARK — A possible gang-related shooting in the 1100 block of West Temple Street left one man injured immediately east of Echo Park, according to a story in the Daily News. The victim suffered a leg wound after being shot at about 8 p.m. in ...

Lost in Angeleno Heighs: Black and white cat

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Puff is an adult female cat with long black and white fur. She weighs 9-10 pounds and is not wearing a collar. She is sweet, but generally skittish with strangers. We miss her and will be incalculably grateful to anybody who helps reunite us with our ... Read More »

Fire damages Echo Park bungalow and apartments [updated]

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ECHO PARK -- A fire fanned by strong winds this afternoon spread from a bungalow to a two-story apartment building next door before it was brought under control by firefighters. No one was injured in the blaze in the 300 block of Belmont Avenue, according to an LAFD battalion chief on the scene.

Romance without reservations

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Good luck reserving a restaurant table for a Valentine's Day dinner. But who says Valentine's Day has to be celebrated at an expensive and crowded restaurant? Curbed L.A. has mapped 14 Great Places for Making Out (or just holding hands for the shy) that are either free or probably won't be that crowded. Two of the spots happen to be in or near Echo Park.