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Lost in Echo Park: Mixed Breed Puppy

  I ran into her owner searching for her. Her name is Lucy, she’s a mixed breed puppy, looks like a Rottie/Dobie mix. She just had her bath, so her collar was off when she bolted. She could be anywhere along the Sunset/Echo Park Ave/Morton Ave/Academy Rd to Elysian Park corridor. Owner’s name is Francisco, he doesn’t have his cell ... Read More »

Temple Street construction

Temple Street attracts more residential development

The remaking of Temple Street continues as yet another developer has proposed building a large residential building between Echo Park and Downtown. Laterra Development has filed an application with the Planning Department to build a 53-unit residential building at the southwest corner of Temple and Beaudry streets, a site now occupied by an auto repair shop. The project would include ... Read More »

For Sale: Cozy Cottage in Echo Park

1728 Ashmore Pl | $699,000 | Property Website Gated 1923 cottage set high above the street with many possibilities for expansion. Features one bedroom, one bath and den. Large living room with office nook, hardwood floors, spacious kitchen and breakfast area that opens up to large deck with some views where you’ll enjoy morning coffee or margaritas at sunset. Two ... Read More »

For Sale: Echo Park Duplex on Marion

1124 Marion Avenue | $939,000 | Property Website Duplex with Garage/Workspace 2 Bed / 2 Bath 1,480 sqft / 7,500 sqft lot $939,000 c. 1939 Spanish, behind closed gates, a most idyllic retreat from life in the city. A backyard just MEANT for entertaining as well as quiet-time gardening. Truly an escape from the city, yet so close to it ... Read More »

Gold Room fans wonder what’s going on at the Echo Park bar

ECHO PARK –– Why is the Gold Room closed? That’s what fans of the Sunset Boulevard bar have been asking for the past six weeks since the front door was locked shut. That has deprived patrons of their post- and pre- Dodger game micheladas and prompted at least one customer to post a Gold Room memory on Instagram. Yelp reports ... Read More »

Collision took place on Alvarado near Sunset in Echo Park

Camera captures hit-and-run driver striking cyclist in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — CBS2 has obtained a surveillance video of a hit-and-run driver who struck a cyclist on Alvarado Street near Sunset Boulevard last week, leaving the victim to writhe in pain in the middle of the street. The video shows how the motorist of a dark-colored sedan drives off after hitting the cyclist, Michael Starr, following the collision early ... Read More »

Echo Park Cactus Store

Will prickly New Yorkers be won over by Echo Park’s Cactus Store?

ECHO PARK — The Echo Park Cactus Store — a cube of a storefront packed with succulents — has branched out to New York, opening a pop-up shop this weekend in a greenhouse on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, reports GQ Magazine. The plants are being driven across the country to the Manhattan store, which will remain open until November. ... Read More »

Spotlight shines on “Long Lost” John Lautner house in Echo Park

ECHO PARK —  It was  once referred to as the “Long Lost Lautner,” a small, neglected Mid Century home designed by legendary architect John Lautner.  But the modest hillside home has become much more well known since designer Trina Turk and husband Jonathan Skow bought the place in 2014 for more than $1 million. Since then, the couple have had ... Read More »