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

Carl the carpenter mural by JR, Echo Park. Photo by Jesse Saucedo

  • LAPD arrests nine people in connection with unpermitted Eagle Rock massage parlors. Patch
  • Will Trader Joe’s like this? Resident creates a “Bring Trader Joe’s to Echo Park” Facebook page. Facebook
  • The debate about closing off Silver Lake and Echo Park stairways. Patch
  • New city ordinance seeks to restrict big-box, hillside homes. ABC7
  • Biking through L.A. history on Sunday’s CicLAvia. Militant Angeleno
  • Dodgers hire former police chief Bill Bratton as security consultant. CBS2
  • Apartments rents expected to stay flat. L.A. Times
  • Happening Today: EPIA Spring Social, Echo Park; Teen Craft Day, Atwater. Save the Date


  1. In regards to the Dodger violence and the hiring of Bill Bratton to try and get a handle on the violence @Dodger stadium , I believe this is just a publicity stunt .Yeah big guys , hide behind Bratton , and admit no responsibility on how the Dodgers have dropped the ball on EVERYTHING !

    The Dodger organization calls this an isolated incident . What ?
    It is only an isolated incident if you have ignored all the other incidents and escalation of the “thug” mentality that has invaded the “family atmosphere” @ Dodger stadium and spilled to our surrounding neighborhoods.

    Besides witnessing a home run at the ballpark , you are guaranteed to see at least one fist fight per game amongst the idiots that don’t know how to act in public-ugh. , morons !

    As a lifelong resident of Echo Park , I have definitely witnessed as have others , the atmosphere getting worse.

    What BEHOOVES me , is that a week after this poor Giants fan got the life beat out of him , Frank Mc Court has yet to make a public statement as the owner of the DOdgers . Not a written press release “denouncing this isolated incident”, but an appearance ! What a jack wipe !

    No wonder everything is out of hand ! This owner is in denial of how f***ed up he has run this organization and his I don’t give a damn attitude about our neighborhoods !

    What a jack hole !
    I hope he gets taken to the cleaners by his wife and they have to sell the team to someone who actually cares about baseball, safety , the fans and first and foremost , our neighborhoods.

  2. I totally agree with you Kindred. Plus, have the Dodgers forgotten that there was a stabbing at last years opening game. Does it take for someone to be brain dead for the Dodgers to finally (maybe) do something!!!!!

  3. With more than 100 witnesses, I would hope that the LAPD is making some progress on this case. I sincerely hope that at least one person who saw the beating has the decency to do the right thing and help bring the attackers to justice. The fact that there were 100 witnesses and no suspects yet speaks volumes about Dodger fans.

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