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Daily Archives: December 19, 2008

An Echo Park Christmas circa 1967

School drill teams. Vendors selling baloons. Crazy dance routines. The Echo Park Christmas Parade (now the the Echo Park Community Parade) has not really changed that much since 1967 as this video made from Super 8 footage shows. Former Echo Park Chamber President Al Kasselman provided ... Read More »

A “bittersweet” week for artist Shepard Fairey

This should have been a week of non-stop celebrating in the Echo Park studio of artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic illustration of President-elect Barack Obama appears on the cover of Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue. But Fairey said that the appearance of his work ... Read More »

The difference between Elysian Heights and Echo Park

Elysian Heights as described by singer and guitarist Arlie John Carstens in a story on Nightseminar: “I live in the woods in Elysian Heights, in a house built on pylons overlooking a forest of trees. Coyotes, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, wild dogs and opossums run around on ... Read More »