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  • Walking safely through Highland Park. 90042
  • A 1911 Echo Park craftsman on sale at a 2010 price of $729,000. Take Sunset
  • Is it time to cover up the Elliott Smith shrine? Comments Blog
  • Lamp post graveyard in Montecito Heights. LA Eastside
  • Man convicted of 1991 murder of a 93-year-old El Sereno woman. FOXLA
  • Is Sunset Junction, the movie, that bad? LA Weekly
  • Officer Rios’ Boyle Heights crime round up. LAPD
  • Eagle Rock Music Festival taking band applications. ASNC Alert
  • The East L.A. interchange has a new name. EGP News
  • Today’s agenda: Echo Park Improvement Assn. meeting, Gabriella school student art show. Save the Date

Brando Skyhorse
, author of the upcoming Madonnas of Echo Park, visited his childhood home on Portia Street Wednesday with an NPR reporter in tow …  Echo Park neighborhood council member says Gabriella Charter School is seeking more classrooms at Logan Elementary.

One comment

  1. re: The Elliott Smith shrine
    (I posted this on LA times blog as well but it hasn’t shown up yet…)

    Someone should contact HGTV / The Next Design Star and show them this link / pic and they should fire whoever they hired to do this postering. And give them a big spanking monetarily. This is totally illegal to do on private property, unless there is a deal in place like when you see it done on vacant lot / construction site walls. A reputable marketing/sniping company would never have placed these there. And I can’t imagine that HGTV just hired some kids off the street to do this.

    I work for a record company and have hired “snipers” before and I’d be furious if this happened to us. Beside the fact that it is horrible PR, you can be fined for this. You pay a pretty penny for those companies and a big part of the reason why is because they have deals worked out with the owners of the places that they snipe posters on.

    And even though when I saw Elliot Smith play live I likened it to musical Sominex, I do appreciate some of his albums and his musical contribution to the area. I think this is a special place memorializing an artist that was really important in the Silver Lake music scene and to fans across the world and it should be left intact (assuming the owners of Solutions still want it there).

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