News & Notes from Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Silver Lake

What are people thinking? A puppy complete with carrier dumped in Elysian Heights. Echo Elysian Forum

$67 leather key rings and more at Echo Park’s new Mohawk General Store. LA Times

Silver Lake’s Malo goes downtown. Daily Dish

Meet the Occidental College professor who is at the head of the pack of L.A.’s bike movement. Streetsblog

Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens is not exactly impressed with Shepard Fairey’s Obama portrait featured on the cover of Time or the magazine itself for that matter:

“The Che Guevara-esque, eyes-to-the-far-distance portrait by “street artist” Shepard Fairey is a throwback to the magazine’s earliest days, when hero worship was considered an honest form of journalism.”

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