Man pleads in Dodger Stadium assault

A 28-year-old man pleaded no contest today to punching a fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the man’s mother got into an argument following the Dodgers-Mets playoff game in October 2015. Michael Rae Papayans of Palos Verdes Estates entered his plea to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and an allegation that ... Read More »

Rediscovering Echo Park’s ‘Avenue of the Athletes’

ECHO PARK — Los Angeles’ little-known Avenue of the Athletes — the sports version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame — is given a fresh profile by author David Davis for Zocalo. He sheds more light on the man responsible for the endeavor. Residents of Echo Park may have walked along the Avenue of the Athletes hundreds of times, possibly without knowing ... Read More »

Video shows suspect in Echo Park & Silver Lake mail thefts

Police today released a surveillance video of a man they said has stolen mail from several apartment buildings in Echo Park and Silver Lake by using a postal key to gain access to the buildings. The suspect, 27-year-old Gregory Jimmy Karkour, has stolen mail at various locations since January, according to an LAPD press release.  Most of the locations are ... Read More »

Dodger Home Opener: Residents prepare for Dodger fans and traffic jams

The first Dodger home game of the season is one of Echo Park’s biggest events of the year. Pre-game picnics and parties will jam Elysian Park and neighborhood watering holes will be filled with fans. The downside, of course, is the traffic, trash and occasional misbehaving fan. Officials at Council Districts 1 and 13, which represent the Echo Park area, have been ... Read More »

Dodger Stadium has a new address: 1000 Vin Scully Avenue

ECHO PARK —  One day after the City Council finalized changing the name of Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue,  a new welcome sign outside Dodger Stadium reflects the name change and new address: 1000 Vin Scully Avenue. The other businesses and residents of Elysian Park Avenue will also have to change their addresses as well. A ceremony to ... Read More »

Dodger Stadium makes a pitch to attract more concerts

Some of the biggest names in music, from Madonna to the Rolling Stones, have performed at Dodger Stadium during one of the occasional concerts held at the ballpark. But now the Dodgers want to go after more big concerts. The owners have teamed up with a new entertainment firm that plans to book two or three shows at the stadium ... Read More »

City Council votes to rename Echo Park street in honor of Vin Scully

ECHO PARK — The City Council voted unanimously today to rename Elysian Park Avenue in honor of Vin Scully as the legendary broadcaster prepares for what he says will most likely be his last season offering play-by-play of Dodger games after 66 years. The council motion that was approved 12-0 directs the Bureau of Engineering to start the process of wiping ... Read More »

Mother and son believed responsible for Dodger Stadium assault [updated]

Police said today that a mother and son are suspected of  assaulting a man and leaving him in critical condition outside of Dodger Stadium following last Friday’s playoff game against the Mets. The victim, believed to be a fan from Bakersfield, was punched and kicked in Parking Lot L, according NBC LA.  Chief Charlie Beck, during a press conference earlier ... Read More »

How dad and daughter pedaled their way to a Dodgers game

CYPRESS PARK -- For many people, riding a bike is considered a recreational pursuit better left to those who are young and don't have to haul around bags of groceries and kids. But bike shop owner and cycling advocate Josef Bray-Ali has long challenged that view. To make his point, he and his 7-year-old daughter recently rode a cargo bike to a Dodger game from his shop in Cypress Park in about 30 minutes.

Will Dodger fans play along with new parking rules?

Temporary No Parking and 2-Hour Parking signs have been installed around Dodger Stadium in time for Monday's season opener. The parking restrictions, which apply to residents as well as visiting Dodger fans, are the city's most recent effort to keep pre-game tailgating parties and public drinking from getting out of control