Sunday, October 23, 2016


A musical response to Echo Park gentrification

A recent L.A. Times article on the transformation of Echo Park into a hipster hot spot inspired songwriter Rachel Glassberg  to create a song titled “My Neighborhood is Gentrified.” Glassberg, a 25-year-old text book editor who lives in Angeleno Heights and volunteers at 826LA, said it ... Read More »

Where did the old Echo Park go?

The blogger known as Chimatli on LA Eastside recalls fond memories of her family’s many decades in Echo Park. But the neighborhood no longer feels like home. The renovated bungalows are now occupied by newcomers and the old stores are now hangouts for the young and ... Read More »

Barragan’s mixes it up for Echo Park hipsters

r. Then came a Barragan’s MySpace page (a Facebook version is coming soon). Now, Barragan’s stays open until midnight on Wednesday, with four bartenders instead of one and eight servers instead of two. Barragan calls in his family to help handle the crowds. “I’m upstairs tending ... Read More »

The day the Three Stooges barreled through Echo Park

The intersection of Echo Park, Delta and Morton avenues (aka Chicken Corner) is today best known as a hipster hot spot, where the young and bearded hold court outside the Chango Coffee House. But in 1935, there was not a soul patch in sight when beer ... Read More »