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Daily Archives: December 9, 2008

News & Notes from Echo Park, El Sereno, & Silver Lake

What are parols? Go to Historic Filipinotown to find out. Asian Journal Wilson High locked down following nearby shooting. KNBC Listen to Little Joy (the album, not the bar). NPR Extra Credit: Take the “Are You Smarter than an Eastsider?” quiz. Winners go to Silver Lake. ... Read More »

Let the Echo Park demolition derby begin!

It was this July when Echo Park residents scored a major legal victory to stop the Los Angeles school district from demolishing more than two blocks of the neighborhood to build a new school even as enrollment had plunged. But it turns out residents could not ... Read More »

The Mariachi Hotel in 1956

The Mariachi Hotel in Boyle Heights as it appeared in this 1956 Los Angeles Times photo. Even then, this 1889 structure at the corner of First Street and Boyle Avenue was way past its prime. It might regain some of its original beauty thanks to a ... Read More »