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Daily Archives: March 19, 2009

Presidential parking at Dodger Stadium *

Helicopters believed to be carrying President Obama and others in his entourage were seen landing this afternoon in the Dodger stadium parking lot during his Los Angeles area visit. Echo Park resident Mary-Austin Klein*, who took photos from her home, watched as the helicopters landed (top) ... Read More »

Elysian Park Love-in

Elysian Park hosted what many claimed was the city’s first love-in on Easter Sunday in March 1967. Who was there at the “Easter Freakout”and what kind of guy (center) brings a parrot to a love-in?P.S: Highland Park resident Benjamin Lein, an 11-year-old flower child at the ... Read More »

Why all the fuss over an old Highland Park supermarket? *

The former Safeway supermarket, most recently a Big Lots discount outlet, on York Boulevard is one of the rare examples of mid-century commercial architecture in Highland Park. A landmark nomination had been submitted to the city to have the building, constructed in 1967 as one of ... Read More »

News & Notes from Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Homeless man killed in Highland Park hit-and-run. LAPD Firefighters encountered “pack-rat” conditions and the bodies of 10 cats while responding to an Echo Park house fire. LAFD Would boating have been better than baseball for Chavez Ravine? Blogdowntown Memorial for one of the slain Highland Park ... Read More »

Echo Park structure fire *

It took firefighters about 40 minutes to knock down a fire at 2130 Echo Park Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Twitter feed. The fire was reported out at about 6:30 p.m. No injuries were reported. Traffic on Echo Park Avenue was blocked. * ... Read More »