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Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

Echo Park gas station mermaids greet new customers

New United Oil Gas Station in Echo Park with mermaid 8-19-2013 10-53-037

What’s with the mermaids at Echo Park’s new gas station? A mermaid depicted on an outdoor mosaic mural gazes out at customers pumping gas. Inside, another mermaid floats over the soda and coffee machines. As the Eastsider reported back in May, the underwater motif for the ... Read More »

Reward offered in fatal Boyle Heights hit-and-run crash

Police are counting on a  $50,000 reward to help find the hit-and-run driver involved in a Boyle Heights collision that lead to the death of a 21-year-old motorcyclist. Jesse Tellez was riding his motorcycle northbound on Boyle Avenue on the evening of July 28 when a ... Read More »

City Attorney presents Echo Park gang injunction to court *

An L.A. Superior Court judge this morning allowed the City Attorney to take preliminary steps needed to implement an  Echo Park area gang injunction that would impose restrictions on more than 300 rival gang members.  A group of young protestors opposed to the gang injunction demonstrated ... Read More »