Scenes & Sightings Channel

Echo Park shooting turns out to be a movie shoot

ECHO PARK — If you were one of the Echo Park residents who wondered what all that shooting was about on Saturday night, this video clip may explain it. Wendy A. took this video on Lake Shore Avenue, which had been closed off south of Scott Avenue for the filming of what was is apparently Will Smith’s upcoming Netflix film, ... Read More »

Mission Road to be closed for Sixth Street Bridge demolition work

BOYLE HEIGHTS — The demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge has now reached one of the arches over the L.A. River. The current phase of the demolition will require that a section of Mission Road, which runs under the bridge, between Jesse and Sixth streets to be closed from June 27 through July 23, according to a construction notice. A drone video ... Read More »

A video journey to Echo Park’s colorful Randyland

ECHO PARK — The Phantasma Gloria, which is composed of hundreds of colorful, water-filled, glass bottles, is perhaps the neighborhood’s most well known and photographed piece of folk art. Now, the artwork and its creator, Randlett Lawrence, is the subject of a new video titled Randyland by Matthew Kaundart. The sculpture, draped across Lawrence’s Lemoyne Street home, features an abstracted ... Read More »

A joy ride to Azusa on the Gold Line

A day trip to Azusa is probably not your idea of fun. But the recent extension of the Gold Line inspired singer-songwriter Maura Murphy-Barrosse of Garvanza and her friend and fellow "train dork" Lynz Floren to take a train trip across the San Gabriel Valley to Azusa. Maura Murphy-Barrosse, accompanied by her 3.5-month-old son Declan, and Floren made a five-minute video of their journey set to songs they had worked on together. Read More »

B2 Bomber spreads its wings over Eagle Rock

EAGLE ROCK — The sight of B2 Stealth bomber gliding over Eagle Rock on its way to flyover the Rose Parade has become a New Year’s Day tradition. Here are two videos showing this year’s flight from different perspectives. Read More »

Artist’s tequila barrel boat sails Echo Park Lake

ECHO PARK — Why would anyone make a boat out of a tequila barrel and then sail it across Echo Park Lake? John Knuth, a 36-year-old artist who recently moved to Altadena from Echo Park, answers these and other questions after he posted a video of sailing his barrel boat across the lake after taking a trial run in a ... Read More »

Derby Dolls put down a new track in El Sereno

El SERENO - After announcing their move to a new home in El Sereno from Echo Park, the L.A. Derby Dolls and friends of the all-female roller derby league faced the daunting task of dismantling, transporting and then reassembling the Doll's banked track.

A sky-high view of York Park

HIGHLAND PARK -- Did you miss last week's grand opening of York Park? No problem. Now you have a drone's-eye-view of the festivities without having to endure the political speeches thanks a video uploaded by Daniel Lingua.

Watch out for falling drones

ANGELENO HEIGHTS -- The Eastsider has posted several aerial videos shot by camera-equipped drones buzzing above Echo Park and Boyle Heights. Now, we got a video of a drone plunging to earth, crashing on an Angeleno Heights street.

The history of Lincoln Heights’ Piggyback Yard

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Union Pacific’s Piggyback Yard sprawls over approximately 125 acres between Mission Road and the L.A. River. The busy rail yard would be transformed into parkland and wetlands next to the L.A. River if the city manages to raise enough money and the Union Pacific ever decides to sell. Tom Carroll, in his Tom Explores Los Angeles YouTube ... Read More »

The “Killer Track” once attracted fans of cars and speed to El Sereno

El SERENO — From the early 1920s to the mid 1930s, thousands of Angelenos would head to a banked oval track near what is now Soto Street and Valley Boulevard to watch thrilling and often deadly motor car races at the Legion Ascot Speedway. Hollywood celebrities were among the throngs who went to the The Legion Ascot Speedway to watch drivers from ... Read More »

A Carroll Avenue Halloween

ANGELENO HEIGHTS — What’s it like to have about 2,500 trick-or-treaters show up at your house on Halloween? This L.A. Weekly video gives you an idea of this year’s Halloween scene on Carroll Avenue, where the residents of numerous Victorian mansions and other stately homes put on quite a show year after year. Read More »

Skateboarders can’t resist The Baxter Ledge

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — There is perhaps nothing more ordinary than the short section of concrete retaining wall where Baxter Street bends to meet Avon Street in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park. But among skateboarders, this wall is an irresistible challenge,  with skateboarders sliding sideways across the top before leaping into the air and then barreling downhill on Baxter. ... Read More »