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Friday, July 3, 2015

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A Beautiful Craftsman with Room to Roam

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This warm and welcoming single-level residence has vintage good looks and an abundance of living space. Originally built in 1912 it has been updated and is well maintained, providing considerable value in a central location near Silver Lake, Echo Park and Downtown LA.

Prepare to stop, again

Man crossing at Academy Road at new stop sign in Echo Park

ECHO PARK - More stops signs have been installed on Academy Road and Scott Avenue to provide a safer crossing for pedestrians using the fire roads and trails from Elysian Park. The signs were installed a few months after stop signs were put up nearby at Academy Road and Morton Avenue.

Echo Park Asian grocery market property now on sale for [updated]

Echo Park Grocery Warehouse property and Asian market 6-6-2015 11-10-57 AM

ECHO PARK -- If you don't mind the narrow aisles and sometimes pungent aromas, a visit to A Grocery Warehouse reveals a wide variety of common and hard-to-find Asian foods, ranging from fresh lemon grass to Thai tea popsicles and chunks of tofu. But now the fate of the Asian grocery store is up in the air after the building and adjoining properties have been put up for sale for $10 million, according toLoopNet.

Echo Park Avenue apartment building goes on the market for $7.25 million

1650 Echo Park Avenue building entrance 6-17-2015 12-35-51 PM

ECHO PARK -- Rising four stories above Echo Park Avenue, the Art Deco-style apartment building known as The Heights was built in 1929 just as the roaring '20s gave way to the Great Depression. Now, this towering reminder of previous boom times might become a symbol of the current red-hot real estate market as it is offered up for sale for $7.25 million, according to LoopNet.

A sneak peek inside Echo Park’s new Bar Bandini

Bar Bandini remains under a wrap

ECHO PARK -- The interior of Bar Bandini remains literally under wraps, with a large tarp covering the windows and doors of the Sunset Boulevard storefront. But the owners of Bar Bandini, located in the former City Sip space, recently have been posting photos of the interior, which has been stripped down for that rustic-industrial look.

Jensen’s meets Jetsons

modern chandelier at Jensen's Recreation Center 6-1-2015 1-54-13 PM

ECHO PARK - A new, space-age-like chandelier now hangs over the lobby of the historic Jensen's Recreation Center on Sunset Boulevard. The new chandelier may not reflect the brick building's vintage style but it certainly does make for a fancy entrance.

Driver arrested in connection with Echo Park hit-and-run

ECHO PARK — Police have arrested a driver suspected of hitting a pair of teen skateboarders on Friday night, leaving one of the victims in critical condition. NBC LA said the suspect was a 28-year-old man from the San Fernando Valley. The male victims, who are cousins ages ... Read More »