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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Scenes and Sightings

When will the Echo Park Lake fountain be fixed?

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ECHO PARK — The three jets of water that shoot out of the middle of Echo Park Lake have become a neighborhood landmark since they were installed during the 1984 Olympics. But in recent weeks, park goers and passersby have noticed that the fountain has been ... Read More »

Holiday season and Santa roll into Highland Park

Members of the Figueroa For All bike riding on Figueroa at the 72nd Annual North East Los Angeles Christmas Parade in Highland Park, Calif. on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Daniel Nerio/Eastsider

HIGHLAND PARK —  Sunny skies and cool weather made for perfect parade watching on Sunday afternoon as The 72nd Annual Northeast L.A. Christmas Parade made its way down Figueroa Street.  Bands, cowboys, dancers, cyclists, drill teams, girl scout troops, politicians and, of course, Santa, entertained parade ... Read More »

Dodger Stadium car meetup triggers Sunday morning jam

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ECHO PARK — Vin Scully Avenue (formerly Elysian Park Avenue) was jammed this morning with cars lined up to enter Dodger Stadium. The baseball season is over, so what’s going on?  The stadium is hosting a car show or car meetup sponsored by Clean Culture. It ... Read More »

Cubans gather in Echo Park after Castro’s death

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ECHO PARK — The death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted a group of Los Angeles Cubans to gather this afternoon at Echo Park Lake, where they waved flags as some passing motorists honked their horns in support. Echo Park  emerged as a center for Cuban ... Read More »

What are you thankful for?

Photo by Dan Gershon

That you became a parent this year? Found your lost pit-bull-poodle mix? Moved into an apartment with an Echo Park Lake view?  Share what made you thankful with other Eastsider readers by filling out the form below. Your contribution will be published on Thanksgiving Day. Fill ... Read More »

Silver Lake takes in the sunset

Photo by Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE — Thanks again to Dan Gershon for capturing today’s colorful sunset. Got a sunset – or sunrise – photo to share? Please click here to share it with our readers. Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here Read More »

Bus makes an unexpected stop in Echo Park

Photo by Mary-Austin Klein

ECHO PARK — A large tour bus got stuck tonight at Sunset Boulevard as it was coming down Quintero Street – one of the steepest streets in the neighborhood. It’s not all that unusual for buses and stretch limos to get stuck at the tops and ... Read More »