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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cutting Echo Park’s skyline down to size

Echo Park’s skyline is pretty much a low-rise affair, with only a few buildings, including the Citibank office tower and the silver dome of Angelus Temple, poking above blocks of mostly one and two-story structures.  A newly introduced City Council motion would keep it that way ... Read More »

Robots put Whittier Boulevard sign spinners out of work

The ongoing push to  automate and computerize nearly job possible now apparently threatens the living of  “sign spinners”  and “sign dancers” who spend their day on street corners, twirling and tossing signs up into the air to draw attention to insurance agents, beauty salons and other ... Read More »

Old Echo Park bank gets a new paint job

The Bank of America branch at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard is going from a shade of gray to a cream color. Now if they could only get rid of those big, red plastic signs, which detract from the decorative columns and ... Read More »

Echo Park hill gets its own warning sign

hill blocks view 7-7-2013 3-02-29 AM

Baxter Street west of Vestal Avenue is one of the steepest streets in the neighborhood. In fact,  early automakers would drive new models cars and trucks up the punishing stretch as part of  publicity stunts to show off their vehicles’ endurance and power. But if chugging ... Read More »