News & Notes from Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Stackable units, Angeleno Heights adjacent

  • A father seeks answers and justice in the 1993 murder of his daughter and grand daughter. L.A. Times & Previously on The Eastsider
  • In memory of an Echo Park laundry. Echo Park Now
  • It’s business as usual despite city’s year-old Arizona boycott. L.A. Times
  • January Jones and yoga mat make  a Silver Lake appearance. Just Jared
  • Name that Echo Park school. Patch
  • L.A. Unified teachers approve contract with four furlough days. Daily News

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  1. Earthquake proof?

  2. I remember when that damn place was built. And blame it on Councilman John Ferraro, the City Council president at the time, who during his time representing Echo Park supported plenty of bad developers — and took plenty of campaign cash (which in those days could be converted to the politician’s personal money when the campaign committee was closed down).

    Ferraro ran into a lot of trouble with Echo Park residents about development. He made sure he got Echo Park out of his district when redistricting came around. And just months before he was out of Echo Park, he pulled all the strings necessary to get this place all the waivers needed to build such an overbuilt monstrosity that was clearly way out of whack with zoning and the community plan. (Current Councilman Tom LaBonge was on Ferraro’s staff at the time.)

  3. Wow, humans have built some seriously heinous structures for habitation, this being no exception.

  4. Thank you to Henry for the bit of history. I have an old relative who made a fortune developing such monstrosities. He tells stories of feathering Ferraro’s nest and that of Supervisor Yvonne Burke – tales of corruption that curl my hair.

  5. I actually love that building.
    Strangely, it reminds me of the Potala, the Tibetan palace in Lhasa…
    just sayin’

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