News & Notes:
- An L.A. Times editorial comes out in support of bike lanes in the wake of Councilman Gil Cedillo’s decision to block installation of the lanes on Figueroa through Cypress Park and Highland Park.
- Former Echo Park resident and Chicken Corner blogger Jenny Burman is once again writing about Echo Park – from her new home in Cincinnati. She’s writing a serialized novel that appears in weekly installments in L.A. Observed, reports L.A. Magazine.
- Catalytic Converter Thieves Come Back For Seconds: The owners of a truck parked on Lobdell Place in Echo Park saw thieves flee after they cut the catalytic converter from their vehicle. Shortly after, the Lobdell residents saw the same thieves trying to steal the converter off a second vehicle. This time the thieves were scared off and police were called, according to a neighbor.