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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Marionette master Bob Baker dies at age 90

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ECHO PARK —  Bob Baker, who entertained generations of Angelenos at his puppet theater on the southern edge of Echo Park, died today at age 90 from kidney failure, according to Associated Press and other news accounts.  Baker passed away as the future of his Bob Baker ... Read More »

Why did the police shoot “Dizzy” Martinez of Echo Park? The LAPD’s answer does not satisfy his family

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ECHO PARK -- David “Dizzy” Martinez was waiting for his common-law wife and sister to buy tacos when he found himself surrounded by police officers pointing guns at him on a March night in 2013. According to police, Martinez was pointing a “black object” believed to be a gun when officers opened fire on the 47-year-old Echo Park man. But that black object turned out to be a cellphone, which was found damaged and splattered with blood next to Martinez as he lay wounded on the sidewalk, according to an internal LAPD investigation. Read More »

Echo Park shoppers check out the new neighborhood market

Lassens' new Echo Park store

Echo Park — There were bare spots on the shelves, and some of the cash registers and computers were acting up. In fact, the officials of Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins were considering postponing this morning’s “soft opening” of their new Echo Park store until the ... Read More »

Echo Park area apartment building fetches $8.11 million

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Las Casitas Apartments are literally a stone’s throw from the Hollywood Freeway, with traffic traveling only a few feet away from apartment balconies. But the owners of the 33-unit property have nearly filled up the building, where the monthly rents on one-bedroom units have gone for ... Read More »

Lost in Silver Lake: Orange Tabby cat

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Orange tabby three years old very vocal and very fast. Healthy and friendly Contact: 323-793-1150 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Eastsider Ads googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1412645285881-6′); }); Read More »