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Daily Archives: May 2, 2011

A sign of the past briefly shines over Echo Park

The sign atop the 1924 Jensen’s Recreation Center in Echo Park was turned on tonight for the first time in several years. The light show, however, was only temporary and was part of testing being conducted to check on repairs being made to the sign, which ... Read More »

Sponsored Post: Tuesday’s Eats, Drinks & Deals

Why wait for the weekend to go out? Take advantage of our sponsors’ Tuesday special meals, deals and offerings. $5 Pho @ Xoia, Echo Park. Choose from any pho – including veggie pho – after 4 p.m. this Tuesday. Dine-in only. Must mention”The Eastsider Special” when ... Read More »

A Blockbuster of a vacancy to fill in Eagle Rock

The closure of the Blockbuster Video at Eagle Rock and Colorado boulevards has left a big empty building at one of the neighborhood’s most prominent intersections. What’s going to replace the Blockbuster outlet, one of the many stores closed by the bankrupt chain, at the northwest ... Read More »

Around The Eastsider

Stories and items from other parts of the blog and beyond: Lost & Found: Looking for an Eagle Rock cat named Charlie. Eastsider Forums Bring your favorite Echo Park story – and an appetite – to an Elysian Heights school fundraiser. School Yard Read More »

Putting a face on Echo Park

By Lea Lion If you have waited at the intersection of Laveta Terrace and Sunset Boulevard recently, you may have noticed a new face in town. It is the larger-than-life image of an elderly woman who appears to be looking out over the Echo Park hills. ... Read More »

Echo Park bungalow gets de-stuccoed

Several months ago workers were busy scraping a layer of stucco that had covered the wood siding of an Echo Park bungalow being renovated by house flipper and designer Alexandra Becket and Greg Steinberg of ModOp Design. With the stucco removed and the siding repaired as ... Read More »

Caution: 13 porta-potties ahead

By the time Echo Park Avenue and Landa Street cross at the top of an Elysian Heights hill, the roads are so narrow that two SUVs can barely squeeze by without scraping side view mirrors. So it was no surprise to find that a truck hauling ... Read More »