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Daily Archives: March 16, 2015

Monday Blues at Echo Park Lake

ECHO PARK -- Stephen Roullier looked out his window at Echo Park Lake this morning and noticed something unusual - the fountain in the middle of the lake was spouting Dodger Blue-colored water. Is this photo for real? Yes, it is, said Roullier of the Tidy Bowl-Blue gusher.

L.A. Derby Dolls get ready to roll to a new home in El Sereno

EL SERENO -- The all-female roller derby teams that make up the L.A. Derby Dolls league are tough and fast, but they are apparently no match for a wave of real estate development. That's why the Derby Dolls are moving from their long-time location in Echo Park to a new facility in El Sereno, the league announced today.

Bye, Bye, Ralphs

SILVER LAKE -- The oval Ralphs supermarket signs were removed and trucked away today from the Silver Lake store, which official closed on Sunday. Whole Foods has said it plans to open in the same Glendale Boulevard location after it is remodeled and expanded.

Developer’s new home plans stir up Echo Park gentrification talk

ECHO PARK – After the small, peach-colored duplex at 1936 Preston Avenue went up for sale last summer for $599,000, a buyer eventually emerged who paid $170,000 over the asking. But the new owners had no intention of moving into the 1920s property. Instead, 4site Holdings LLC, a Silver Lake-based developer, wants to demolish that duplex and building five townhomes on the same lot.

Developer forcing family out of Echo Park home after 31 years; police seeking sex offender

MORNING REPORT: An Echo Park family is being forced to move out of their Echo Park home of 31 years after it was purchased by a developer seeking to build new, $800,000 homes on the property ... Police are looking for a registered sex offender and parole-at-large who was seen masturbating in his car in the 3400 block of Riverside Drive ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.