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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Eastside Facts & Figures

Number of days since the Echo Park Lake Boathouse has been tagged with graffiti: 9 Phone number city workers can call to paint it out: 311 How many touchdowns has Marshall High School running back Preston Marshall scored this season: 22 The minimum amount landlords must ... Read More »

Maybe a freeway through Silver Lake isn’t such a bad idea

A previous blog post about historic photos documenting the construction and destruction related to the 2 Freeway generated a comment from a resident who wishes the freeway builders had not stopped at Glendale Boulevard: “I remember when I first moved to LA and used the 2,” ... Read More »

Quinceaňera practice makes perfect

It’s Sunday afternoon and Sara Leon and her friends and family are practicing quinceaňera dance moves on an oil-stained parking lot off Echo Park Avenue. The kids practice under the direction of Evelin Munoz, who for $700 provides seven dance classes tailored for quinceaňeras. The name ... Read More »

Signs of confusion in Glassell Park

Some Glassell Park activists are upset that proposed neighborhood street banners will display the name of the auto dealership sponsoring the signs: “KIA Glendale.” It’s bad enough that the public banners will give credit and promote a private business in neighboring Glendale, they say. But what’s ... Read More »

A freeway runs through it

The Kleven family moved into their Silver Lake house on Corralitas Drive in 1960, just in time to watch most of their new neighborhood be destroyed all around them. The Klevens and others had front-row seats for the construction of the 2 Freeway through a canyon ... Read More »

The race to reopen an Echo Park restaurant

When the frosted glass door to Restaurant 15 was locked shut last Saturday night, the clock started ticking for Charles Kelly. He does not have a minute to lose. The new owner of the Echo Park Avenue bistro and bar has imposed on himself and his ... Read More »

More dam news

The Echo Park Lake Dam is back in the spotlight after being forgotten for many decades. The last time the dam, which is buried near the south end of Echo Park Lake, actually made news was in 1891. Back then, the city’s health inspector expressed concern ... Read More »