Sunday, May 28, 2017

Echo Park stories, photos and more

Sunday’s Cat: Schubert from Echo Park loves tulips

ECHO PARK  — Elyse Lattanzio says Schubert, her roommate’s cat, has a thing for tulips. “He may look innocent, but he’s trying to eat the leaves off of our tulips,” said Lattanzio. “Five seconds after I took this [photo], he stepped on a piano key and scared ... Read More »

LAFD rescues men from steep cliff near Echo Park

ECHO PARK –– Firefighters rescued two men tonight who had become stranded near the top of a tall cliff near Dodger Stadium. The hikers had become stuck about one-third way down the cliffs that tower over the south side of Stadium Way near Lilac Terrace, about ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake fountain fixed

ECHO PARK ––  After suffering from “pump problems” for several months, the fountain in the middle of Echo Park Lake is back to its old self, firing three jets of water high into the sky. Last December, The Eastsider reported that the fountain  had  been running ... Read More »

Echo Park Chinese restaurant serves up a makeover

ECHO PARK — Much has changed in Echo Park since Wichhica Nhim's parents, who fled to the United States from Cambodia in the 1970s, opened Chinatown Express in an Echo Park Avenue minimall 15 years ago. The pace of gentrification took off, rents and real estate prices have spiked and new restaurants, bars and shops have opened. Now, Nhim's family restaurant has changed, too. Read More »

New Shepard Fairey mural looms large over Echo Park

ECHO PARK –– Thanks to Kelly Erickson for these photos of the  new, nearly three-story high mural artist Shepard Fairey recently painted on the side of an apartment building on Sunset Boulevard near Portia Street. It’s the same spot where a French street artist had installed a ... Read More »

For Rent: Echo Park Office Space

1226 N. Alvarado | $889/month  Eastside Property Listings showcase for sale and rental homes and apartments across The Eastside. Click here to find out how you can advertise your property. Read More »

Stuck in Echo Park

ECHO PARK —   Thanks to Scott Fajack for this photo of the most recent bus/truck/limo to get stuck while coming to the bottom or the top of one of Echo Park’s steep streets. The end of this school bus bottomed out this afternoon as it ... Read More »