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Daily Archives: June 23, 2015

Echo Park residents organizing against new apartment building

ECHO PARK - About five years ago Echo Park residents were successful in helping block the construction of a four-story, townhouse development at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Avalon Street. But now, it looks like a 35-foot-high apartment building is in the works for the same site, prompting some residents to oppose this project as well.

Mongolia meets Echo Park during annual Lotus Festival

ECHO PARK -- With only about 2,000 Mongolians living in the Los Angeles area and no notable institutions to speak of, getting familiar with Mongolian culture is a challenge. And, despite what you may think, that platter of Mongolian BBQ you once ate is not authentic or even Mongolian (it was created in Taiwan). But next month, Angelenos will be able to learn more about the landlocked Asian nation as the 35th annual Echo Park Lotus Festival will highlight the culture of Mongolia during weekend-long event.

Man shot by police in Los Feliz identified; the Echo Park artist whose work powered Chris Burden’s final project; can the new District 4 Councilman keep his promises?

MORNING REPORT: The unarmed man shot by police in Los Feliz last week has been identified as 48-year-old Walter William DeLeon ... Echo Park artist John Biggs spent seven years building a replica of a 1903 dirigible engine for Chris Burden's final art installation ... Will incoming 4th District Councilman David Ryu be able to keep his campaign promises?