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Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Body found in Echo Park Lake [updated]

ECHO PARK — Police tonight are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in Echo Park Lake. The body was pulled out of the northwest corner of the lake in the lotus bed after a passerby contacted an officer on a foot beat at about 4 p.m., said Capt. Jonathan Tom with the LAPD Rampart Division. Homicide investigators are on ... Read More »

For Sale: Highland Park 1907 Bungalow Needs a Little TLC

225 Branch Street | $724,000 | Property Website 1907 bungalow with loads of potential in the heart of trendy Highland Park. Close proximity to restaurants and shopping. 2 bedrooms, plus added room for den or office, 1 1/2 baths. Large, shady, covered patio area for outdoor entertaining. Garage has been converted to storage building, but could be changed back. Off ... Read More »

Echo Park ficus get whacked

ECHO PARK —  An Eastsider reader called last week to spread the word about the cutting down of a trio of large ficus trees in the 1400 block of Temple Street.  Today, those trees remain standing but in a very, shall we say, truncated form. It’s not clear if the crew that began cutting the trees, located in front of ... Read More »

New Atwater Village restaurant features a farm-to-table menu

By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ ATWATER VILLAGE – Palette Food and Juice, a “farm-to-table, fast casual” eatery, opened its doors late last month on Glendale Boulevard. The restaurant prides itself on using only local, fresh ingredients. It was Chef Molly Fleming’s idea to keep farmers and vendors in mind when creating the menu. “Most restaurants create the menu first, we’re going the ... Read More »

Four injured in Highland Park gas station crash

HIGHLAND PARK —  Four elderly persons were injured when they were struck by a vehicle at an ARCO gas station this morning, according to the L.A. Fire Department. The four pedestrians, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, were transported to a hospital for treatment, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey.  The motorist was not injured, he said. The crash, which was reported ... Read More »

Los Feliz gas station murder suspect connected to Venice killing; City Council moves to legalize street vendors; elected officials rally against Measure S

MORNING REPORT: The suspect in the murder of a Los Feliz gas station clerk is also believed to have killed the owner of a Venice marijuana dispensary and been involved in a robbery in Glendale .... The City Council voted in favor of decriminalizing street vendors and issuing them permits amid fears the vendors might be deported for breaking the law under the Trump administration .... City and county leaders called for voters in the upcoming municipal elections to reject Measure S Read More »