ECHO PARK — After paying someone to haul away dirt, the man who is terracing and landscaping a lot on Laveta Terrace near Sunset Boulevard figured out a way to get rid of the dirt without having to pay a penny. Since October, he’s been filling up sandbags with Echo Park dirt and stacking them up next to the curb, where they are available for free or for a $2 donation.
Filling and carrying the sandbags up the hill does not look easy, and some of the bags have been ripped open by a vandal. But the Echo Park sandbag man has persevered, saying he will be filling another 14 or so bags before this week’s expected rains begin falling.
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