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Daily Archives: November 21, 2008

Eastside Facts & Figures

Men, women & children lined up for free groceriesat 8:40 a.m. today at Cathedral Center in Echo Park: 151 The price of a brioche doughnut at Silver Lake’s LA Mill: $3.50 Artists exhibiting on this Sunday’sArroyo Arts Collective Re-Discovery Tour: 130 Median home sales price for ... Read More »

Nirvana album baby surfaces in Echo Park

Remember our recent post about the 17-year-old from Eagle Rock who as a baby was photographed floating naked in a pool for Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover? Well, Spencer Elden is now apparently testing the waters of commercial art as an intern at Shepard Fairey’s Echo Park ... Read More »

Shepard Fairey can’t live on Obama posters alone

Artist Shepard Fairey is best known for his colorful Obama posters. But Fairey’s political pop and street art have overshadow a more practical, and probably more profitable, ad agency that he runs out of his relatively new Echo Park office and gallery called Studio Number One. ... Read More »

Buy him a drink and he will tell you why Echo Park is so hot

Is it the history or rich culture that’s made Echo Park so popular among a younger generation? Not really. How about that great urban planning that made it one of America’s 10 Greatest Neighborhoods? Yeah, right. What’s really behind Echo Park’s popularity, at least according to ... Read More »

Cable car service comes to Boyle Heights

The Metro Gold Line through Boyle Heights is expected to open next year. But, about 120 years ago, the same neighborhood was already served by a cable railway line, shown here on opening day in November 1889. Photo from MTA archives. Read More »