News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Lincoln Heights & Northeast L.A.

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  • Echo Park graffiti artist supply store opens. Montana Cans & Previously on The Eastsider
  • Boyle Heights man detained in connection with the stabbing of his parents. ABC7
  • Bullet train line construction could close L.A. State Historic Park for several years.  Downtown News
  • Echo Park gentrification circa 1971. Echo Park Now
  • Detour ahead: Section of Arroyo Seco Parkway-110 Freeway closed this weekend. LA Times
  • L.A. River advocates unveil proposal for 130-acre park in Boyle & Lincoln Heights. L.A. Creek Freak
  • City to hold webinar on bike and transportation issues. Council District 13
  • Happening Today: Classic movie screening in Montecito Heights; Echo Park Timebank fundraiser.  Calendar


  1. in my opinion graffiti artist is an oxymoron.

  2. Hey EP! I hope you enjoy the new rainbow range of graffiti blight ingredients Montana Cans will provide for your neighborhood! Such responsible business owners, and the taxpayers will pay to clean it up. Genius.

  3. Wait a minute. A store unblinkingly positioned as a graffiti resource and catering specifically to those who practice it? In Echo Park? As if purveyors of the form — be it artistic or blightastic — suffered from a lack of supply of the sprayable stuff?

    I like graffiti art as much as I detest tagging, but I am absolutely fucking bamboozled.

  4. I don’t like guns, but vendors are allowed to sell bullets.

    While I don’t respect Montana Cans’ business model, what recourse is there? Other than public shaming?

  5. What a great place to get paint to trick out the ol’ fixie. Now I’m not limited to colonial red and hunter green.

    To all the graph haters out there, thinking this is going to cause blight is like thinking a high priced wine store is going to cause more drunk driving accidents from two-bit drunks. Taggers either buy or steal cheap spray paint. They don’t pay six bucks a can for it. Actual artists, that don’t just throw junk up on a wall, do.

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