Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

Found in Echo Park: Sweet white dog on Whitmore

I saw this very sweet dog walking on Whitmore. I pulled over to try to see if she had a tag on her collar (it didn’t look like it – was wearing a metal martingale collar). She seemed friendly but hurried off when I tried to get closer to her. Last I saw she ran off toward the cul de ... Read More »

Historic nomination for Echo Park bungalow court moves forward

ECHO PARK — The Cultural Heritage Commission today agreed to consider whether a 1920s bungalow court threatened with demolition is worthy of being declared a city historic landmark. The nomination was submitted by one of the tenants of the Wurfi Court  at 1456 Echo Park Avenue  after the owner moved to demolish the rent-controlled bungalows and build up to a ... Read More »

Car takes a tumble on Echo Park’s steep Baxter Street [correction]

ECHO PARK ––   Authorities spent this morning dealing with a car that flipped over on Baxter Street,  which climbs up and down some of the neighborhood’s steepest hills.  Resident Michael Wickstrom said the crash took place at about 10 am in the 1900 block of Baxter east of Lake Shore Avenue. How did it happen? That’s not clear.  Speeding ... Read More »

New homes in the works for Eagle Rock and Hermon

Developers are wasting no time this year preparing for new projects, with the Planning Department receiving requests to build new homes in Eagle Rock and Hermon. The Eagle Rock project calls for demolishing a one-story commercial building at 4344 Eagle Rock Boulevard south of York Boulevard and building 11 homes as well as two mixed-use units, according to a filing ... Read More »

Commission takes up Echo Park landmark nomination; man injured in Boyle Heights shooting; how Cal State L.A. ranks on upward mobility

MORNING REPORT: A proposal to declare a 1920s Echo Park bungalow court a historic landmark is scheduled to be reviewed today, Thursday, Jan. 19 by the Cultural Heritage Commission .... A man was wounded in Boyle Heights on Tuesday afternoon in what police believe was a gang-related shooting ..... Cal State L.A. was among the nation's 10 top colleges when it came to a "mobility rate" that measured the proportion of low-income students who moved up economically over the years Read More »