Sunday, October 23, 2016

Parents pay for Echo Park billboard to reach children in Scientology; Short Stop bartender dies

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Eagle Rock | Josh Tanamachi Parr

MOrning Report

  • A couple seeking to get in touch with their two children in the Church of Scientology have purchased space on an Echo Park billboard that feature the words “call me.”  ABC 7
  • Joe Bass, a musician and bartender at Echo Park’s Short Stop bar, died last month after battling prostate cancer. Bass, who was an Echo Park resident, was 57. L.A. Weekly

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One comment

  1. Sad to hear about Joe. I didn’t know he was sick, but I haven’t been in for a few years. I have great memories of him running the old joint. He always had a cool lively attitude, juggling drinks, encouraging you to pick tracks on the juke box. My many memories of him behind the bar are fantastic. Condolences to his family.

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