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Daily Archives: October 12, 2011

House fire breaks out on Echo Park hilltop*

More than 150 firefighters assisted by a water-dropping helicopters battled a blaze early this evening that severely damaged the Echo Park hilltop home of a former film and TV actress and sent a thick column of smoke across the sky. The fire ignited live ammunition inside ... Read More »

The faces of old and new at Mariachi Plaza

A new mural overlooking Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights features a black and white  portrait of 60-year-old mariachi Rafael Rubio.  Steve Saldivar created the above video of artist Robert Vargas painting Rubio’s image on the wall of Eastide Luv, a bar on the east side of ... Read More »

Loft developer buys former The Tower of Tagging

The Downtown News reports that loft developer Linear City has purchased  the former Metropolitan Water District tower that earlier this year was covered with tagging and graffiti.  Linear City paid $6.8 million for the vacant Sunset Boulevard building located in Victor Heights between downtown and Echo ... Read More »

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & El Sereno

Tagging Truck, Highland Park | Photo by rmensoup/flickr 76-year-old Mexican restaurant owner struggles to make a come back in El Sereno. L.A. Times Echo Park resident scares up attention with DIY Halloween decorations. Echo Park Now Rand to re-study pot shop-crime study. L.A. Now L.A. Unified ... Read More »