Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elysian Heights stories, photos and more

Dog owners warn of Elysian Park coyote attacks

Rhea Harding and her 100-pound Mastiff Boxer were in Elysian Park for an early morning walk when a coyote came up from behind them, biting her dog and leading him off the trail in a chase. She ran after her dog, named Diesel, whom she found ... Read More »

“Long lost” John Lautner house in Echo Park sells above $1 million asking price


ECHO PARK — A clothing designer and photographer won the bidding battle for a “dumpy” home designed my modernist architect John Lautner, according to Domaine Home.   The  “long-lost Lautner”  in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park went up for sale in May for the ... Read More »

Catalytic converter thieves hit Echo Park and Elysian Heights

Muffler and catalytic converter  | Noricum/Flickr

ECHO PARK — An Echo Park  truck owner named John was one of victims of catalytic converter thieves who were busy cutting away the valuable auto part (which contain precious metals) from neighborhood vehicles this week. John, who lives on Echo Park Avenue near Avalon Street, ... Read More »

Echo Park school to become part of L.A. Unified magnet program

ECHO PARK – The school board has approved a staff plan to convert Clifford Street Elementary into a math and technology magnet in the 2015-16 school year. Meanwhile, the small school in the far north end of Echo Park has been honored as a California Distinguished ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: A European Chalet Getaway In Elysian Heights


Commanding a hillside, this four-bedroom, three-bath Elysian Heights home sits on a street-to-street lot close to the trails of Elysian Park. Gated and private and surrounded by lush greenery, it is reminiscent of a European chalet getaway with its timbered façade, large fireplace with custom carved ... Read More »

New principal, new vision for Elysian Heights Elementary


ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — After two months without a principal, Elysian Heights Elementary School welcomed Emilio Garza as its new principal late last year. Garza came to the school that serves Elysian Heights and Echo Park from James A. Foshay Learning Center, a public, LAUSD K-12 school ... Read More »

Lost in Angeleno Heights: A friendly but scared dog named Sevilen


Sevilen weighs 50 lbs and was last seen wearing silver collar. She is normally friendly but is now running scared. She is microchipped and up to date on vaccines. She originally went missing downtown on April 14th, but we’ve had a series of sightings in the ... Read More »

What’s a woonerf? We will find out when a new Echo Park development gets built

ECHO PARK — It does not look like it but some preliminary construction work has begun on the hillside site of 18 townhomes designed by noted L.A. architect Barbara Bestor, according to a spokeswoman for the project known as Blackbirds.  An official ground breaking is scheduled ... Read More »

LAPD won’t be playing around on Dodger opening day

Dodger Stadium, Elysian Park

ECHO PARK — With thousands of fans and their autos descending on Dodger Stadium for Friday’s season opener, the LAPD is planning to deploy its own team of blue to keep things orderly in the ballpark and surrounding neighborhoods, where opening day can resemble a cross ... Read More »

SWAT Team in Echo Park*

ECHO PARK — An LAPD SWAT Team was finishing up an operation this morning in Echo Park near Echo Park Avenue and Baxter Street.   Sgt. Phillips at the LAPD Northeast Division said she had no further details at this time. * Update @ 7:30 a.m.: Officers ... Read More »