Echo Park Rising music fest beats downsizing trend; El Sereno house fire; please don’t look at the eclipse – while driving

Eastside Scene: Sunset View, Echo Park | Martin Cox

News & Notes From Across The Eastside

  • Echo Park Rising has continued to grow even as other local, free music festivals have scaled back or shut down. L.A. Times
  • Firefighters knocked down a house fire in the 3800 block of Tampico Street in El Sereno. There were no injuries and the cause was known. LAFD
  • Why you should stop complaining about those small, overcrowded Trader Joe’s parking lots. KPCC
  • Calling the upcoming solar eclipse “one of the largest driving distractions in years, Caltrans took to Twitter to advise drivers on “how to avoid wrecking your car” during Monday’s eclipse. Topping the list of recommendations: “Don’t look at the eclipse while driving.”

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