Friday, June 24, 2016

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Silver Lake Gift shop heads to Echo Park


ECHO PARK — Gift shop Hemingway & Pickett has landed in Echo Park after spending five years in Silver Lake, reports Racked LA. The shop, which hosted a reopening party earlier this month, at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Duane Street replaced Otherwild, which itself ... Read More »

Lost in Echo Park: White Siamese Cat


His name is Rupert. He’s white with grey feet and tail. He’s small, only a year and a half old. Please help us find him [email protected] Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

Echo Park stores move out, taggers move in


ECHO PARK — That didn’t take long. Only a few days after Lucy’s coin laundry, Starbucks, Subway and other shops in the 2100 block of Sunset Boulevard closed, taggers had sprayed painted much of the exterior of the now empty building.  Adding insult to injury, a ... Read More »

My View of Echo Park: A lake and downtown vista

Echo Park Lake | 51st Assembly District

State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez shared the view from his eighth-floor district office on Sunset Boulevard, which offers a vista of Echo Park Lake and Downtown L.A. “My view of Echo Park Lake from my district office is a beautiful reminder of the balance between nature and ... Read More »

Lost in Echo Park: Elderly Calico cat


My 17-year old calico/tabby mix Muffin escaped from my apartment off the staircase between Effie and Mohawk off Glendale Blvd. in the afternoon of 5/3. She’s very skinny, has a stub tail, white paws, and a black spot on her head. If you see her please ... Read More »

Did someone say Red Wine Sangria ice cream?

Icy Rush ice cream Echo Park

ECHO PARK — You can order Sangria and other one-of-a-kind flavors at Icy Rush Co., which opened a few weeks ago on Sunset Boulevard. The artisan ice cream parlor specializes in organic, hand-made flavors with dairy-free options to boot. From classics such as vanilla, strawberry and ... Read More »

Reward proposed in fatal Echo Park stabbing case

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ECHO PARK — Last June, 23-year-old Oscar Lazo walked out of Union Liquor on Beverly Boulevard on the southern edge of the neighborhood and was attacked by three Latino males who chased him around the corner and fatally stabbed him on Union Street. Police released a ... Read More »

For Sale: Fabulous townhouse with downtown VIEW!


1009 Figueroa Terrace | $689,000 | Property Website Beautiful, extra large townhouse in a secure, well-maintained gated complex with generous outdoor space. perfect location between Echo Park and Chinatown is part of the reason why 90012 was just written up as the #2 Boom Town area ... Read More »

Cyclist killed by suspected drunk driver in Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — A 27-year-old cyclist was killed this weekend in the southern section of Echo Park after being struck by an alleged drunk driver who was speeding at about 60 miles per hour on surface streets, police said. Cruz Tzoc, 22, of Los Angeles, was booked ... Read More »

Body found in Echo Park Lake; man identified

Police tape near Echo Park Lake boathouse | Holly Hampton

ECHO PARK — Police were investigating the discovery of a body this morning in Echo Park Lake. Authorities were called to the lake at 10:50 a.m., said LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera. She did not have any information about how the person died. Brian Humphrey  with the ... Read More »

A light tour of Echo Park’s dark past

The Bat Man Murder House where Dolly Oesterreich hid her lover Otto Sanhuber in the attic until one night he shot her husband Fred./PHOTO BY Kim Cooper

Fun fact: If you go to a little parklet by Riverside Drive, you can see where The Hillside Stranglers dumped some of their victims. That, in fact, is one of the first stops on the Echo Park Book of the Dead Tour, which is rolling through Echo Park on Saturday, April 23rd. Read More »

Echo Park residents are facing loads of inconvenience

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ECHO PARK -- Ana Moreno has been going to Lucy’s LaundryMart for the past seven years. But later this month, Moreno and the other customers at Lucy’s will have to find another place to wash, fluff and fold after one of the neighborhood’s largest coin-laundries shuts its doors “This one is very close, but what can you do?” said Moreno. “ Read More »

For Sale: Pre Sale! Echo Park Bungalow with Views


1376 Echo Park Ave | $539,000 | Property Website Pre Sale Opportunity! Just when you thought it would be impossible to live in your dream ‘hood- THIS pops up! This investor restored bungalow was purchased last year and it needed a bit more than a hug. ... Read More »

Echo Park’s new player in vintage vinyl prepares to open

Cosmic Vinyl opening soon

ECHO PARK — Blue Bag Records shut its doors last month, but the Sunset Boulevard storefront will soon be filled with another record shop: Cosmic Vinyl. In addition to records, Cosmic Vinyl will also sell 8-tracks and vintage audio equipment and also host live Americana music, ... Read More »