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Monthly Archives: May 2011

City Council to review Autry museum expansion

Prodded by Northeast L.A. residents and groups,  the City Council today voted unanimously to  review a city parks commission decision to allow the Autry National Center to expand and renovate its Griffith Park museum.  The vote is part of the most recent skirmish between the Autry, ... Read More »

Climbing to the top of the Echo Park music scene

Origami Vinyl makes efficient use of its narrow Echo Park storefront, with the Sunset Boulevard shop not only crammed with vinyl records but also a stage set atop a small second-floor loft reached by a narrow spiral staircase.  What’s it like up there?  Performer and song ... Read More »

Elysian Park snake X-ing

Susan Borden of Echo Park was walking with a group in Elysian Park this morning when their stroll was interrupted by the sight of the large snake slithering across their path near Angel’s Point overlooking Dodger Stadium. It was “possibly the largest I’ve seen in the ... Read More »

The Planning Lady

By Christine Peters aka The Planning Lady Here’s the latest batch of notable city planning filings and notices: What’s Brewing Echo Park Allston Yacht Club, 1320 Echo Park Ave.   The owners of Allston Yacht Club  are seeking to continue operation of the existing 1,600 square-foot restaurant ... Read More »

Car flips out in Angelino Heights*

A woman named Staci from Angeleno Heights reports being awakened early this morning by a crashing sound on Kensington Road between Marion Avenue and Douglas Street. She looked out her window to see a car on its side: Just about 15 minutes ago I heard a ... Read More »

Echo Park school to hold arts festival

Plasencia Elementary School and Math/Science Magnet on the southern edge of Echo Park will hold its annual Arts Festival, featuring live music, dance and art workshops on Friday, June 3. The afternoon festival will also include a silent auction and art and book sale to help ... Read More »

Lost: A Cypress Park dog named Rufus

Meg from Cypress Park is looking for Rufus, a German shepherd who was last scene Sunday afternoon near Pepper Street and Cypress Avenue: My dog bolted from my yard yesterday afternoon (because of the windstorm, I think), and I have posted him on facebook, craigslist, twitter, ... Read More »

Silver Lake shooting leaves elderly man injured*

A 75-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot this morning outside his Silver Lake apartment in what police believe might have been a dispute over a woman. Police sealed off  Coronado Street south of Sunset Boulevard as they investigated the shooting, which was reported ... Read More »

Found: Black & white terrier in Echo Park

A person named Eilis found  a dog this Saturday near the Echo Park Vons: She a black and white terrier, with short legs, about 15 lbs, very sweet and shy. I found her outside the VONS on Glendale on Sat 28th May at about 4.15pm. She was ... Read More »

Police investigation underway in Elysian Heights

Police are searching for a suspect who ran out of a car and have detained three others near Fargo Street and Echo Park Avenue in Elysian Heights. An officer at the Northeast Division station said no shooting had taken place but he had no further details ... Read More »

Watch out below

It was a good today to watch  out for falling tree branches and flying palm fronds as high winds streaked across Los Angeles.  Malcolm Schenot of Echo Park snapped the above photo this afternoon at Echo Park Lake, where a large branch was ripped off a ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake A Go-Go*

Prepare yourself for bikinis, miniskirts and 1960s pop music featured in the above Scopitone film shot at Echo Park Lake. What is Scopitone? A Scoptione was a “film jukebox,” a strange bit of post-war technology that played records and displayed specially made 16 mm films that ... Read More »