Dear Eastsider: What’s going on behind El Compadre?

A random sampling of reader emails seeking and sharing information. If you have any info to share, please do so with a comment.

The Big Dig:
An Echo Park resident who wishes to remain anonymous notes that earth moving equipment, dump trucks and giant shovels have been at work for several days now behind El Compadre restaurant in Echo Park. The reader wants to know what’s going because apparently no grading permits have been issued and the city’s is going to take its sweet time to send out an inspector.

“No permit. 3-5 days to send an inspector. Lots of work today.”

Where are the heads? Frequent Elysian Park visitor Christine C. came upon the headless bodies of a chicken and goat Sunday morning at a park entrance off Academy Road near Morton Avenue. It’s the second time she’s come across the headless body of an animal, which some believe are evidence of a ritual sacrifice. She wonders:

“Why would they dump the bodies? And where are the heads?”

Shopping for a Trader Joe’s: Michael E. from El Sereno noticed the closure of the Double Saver Market on Monterey Road in Hermon. Wouldn’t this make a great spot for a Trader Joe’s? Dream on.

“In my opinion, the area is in dire need of a diverse array of grocery shopping options … The only grocery shopping options we have now are Rancho Market, Big Saver, and a dumpy Food4less. None of them are that close. While these options certainly serve a large segment of the community, a little diversity wouldn’t hurt. I honestly have no idea where all of those luxury condo owners in the Monterey Hills shop?”

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