Daily Archives: February 12, 2015

Glendale police standoff attracts attention in Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK -- Streets have been blocked off and a police helicopter has been hovering overhead this afternoon as Glendale police are engaged in a standoff with a man who allegedly struck his brother with a hammer. Officers are still trying to determine if the man in his early 20s is still inside a home in the 1800 block of Marion Drive in the Adams Hills section of Glendale next to Glassell Park.

Neighborhood Fixture: The Atwater apartments Gladding McBean built

ATWATER VILLAGE -- The local tile and pottery factories of Gladding McBean & Co. at one point churned everything from pipes to the legendary "Desert Rose" dishware pattern sold under the Franciscan label according to a neighborhood history. The 40-acre Gladding, McBean plant on Los Feliz Boulevard was demolished in the early 1980s and replaced with the shopping center that now houses Best Buy, Costco and other retails. But next door on the on Perlita Street is a reminder of Gladding McBean ...

Suffering from York Boulevard burnout? How about Glassell Park?

GLASSELL PARK -- When it came to time to expand into Northeast L.A., Jenna Turner, who operates Chango Coffee in Echo Park and owns Sunset Junction Coffee Shop in Silver Lake, skipped over York Boulevard, already brimming with new cafes and shops. That's how she ended up in Glassell Park, where she plans to open the doors to a new coffee shop, Habitat Coffee Shop on Friday.

Crime Check: Echo Park burglars coming in through the front door

ECHO PARK -- Police are warning Echo Park residents to take extra precautions against break-ins after more than 15 burglaries have been reported since the Christmas holiday in the area north of Sunset Boulevard. How are burglars breaking in? While most burglars prefer to sneak in through side windows and rear doors, the criminals in one-third of the Echo Park burglaries preferred a more direct approach: the front door.