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Daily Archives: December 3, 2008

The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile vs. The Armour Meats Rocket

Many kids who grew up in Echo Park remember the Wienermobile rolling into the parking lot of the former Pioneer Market (now Walgreens). But, according to one person who left a comment on the Pioneer Market Memories website , the Armour Meats Rocketship left the Wienermobile ... Read More »

Beware the creeping fig

If you are going to plant a creeping fig in your garden, Echo Park resident Michael O’Brien, in a post on the Echo Elysian Forum, advises to keep a close eye on it: “Creeping fig will climb on anything, then reach out and climb on what’s ... Read More »

The caffeine keeps flowing through Echo Park

It was only a few years ago that I would have to walk about a mile from my Echo Park home to patronize the nearest thing resembling a coffee house – a Starbucks inside a Lucy’s laundromat. Well now “gourmet” drip coffee, espresso shots, cappuccinos, double ... Read More »

A tug of war over the Hazard Park Armory

In the shadow of the L.A. County USC Medical Center, the Hazard Park Armory sits worn out and forgotten in a corner of a 25-acre city park on the border of Boyle Heights and El Sereno. Today, a city council committee will review a proposed, 50-year ... Read More »