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Daily Archives: December 18, 2008

A mismatch: Echo Park vs. Glendale

Curbed LA has launched its annual Curbed Cup to select the area’s best neighborhood. Echo Park and Glendale are pitted against each other in the first round. Some random commonalities and differences between the two places: * Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson lived in Echo Park. She ... Read More »

News & Notes: The Obama edition

There are several Obama stories with an Eastside connection floating about today: First, as mentioned earlier, Echo Park artist Shepard Fairey’s Obama artwork is featured on the cover of Time magazine’s Person of the Year Issue. The LA Times wrote about a Highland Park man as ... Read More »

Shepard Fairey’s work on newsstands now!

It was only a few years ago that most of Shepard Fairey’s art appeared as posters and stickers slapped illegally on light poles and dumpsters across Los Angeles. This week, Fairey’s work, crafted in his studio in Echo Park, is plastered across the cover of Time ... Read More »

A holiday tradition tumbles back into Elysian Park

The bodies are composed of tumbleweeds gathered from a dump. The black hats are fashioned from used plastic plant containers. The orange noses come from the tips of playing field cones left abandoned on the park grounds. Put them altogether and you get The Elysian Park ... Read More »