From Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms, the communities that line Highway 62 through the Mojave Desert have attracted newcomers from Echo Park, Silver Lake and other Eastside neighborhoods.

Echo Park -- A man who got into trouble after going swimming in Echo Park Lake this afternoon was dragged to shore by a boathouse worker and transported to a hospital by firefighters.

Echo Park --  Only a few days after a delivery truck got stuck at Cerro Gordo Street and Echo Park Avenue, a moving truck bottomed out and got stuck this morning at Quintero Street and Sunset Boulevard.

Instead of talking about flora and fauna, the temporary signs were featured information about the homelessness, statistics and calls to activism and "How to be a Good Neighbor" and "A Journey to End Homelessness."

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Elevated and shaded by a verdant plumeria tree, this 1910-built California bungalow exemplifies quintessential Echo Park living.

Echo Park -- Workers were rushing on Friday afternoon to finish painting the upgraded playground at Logan Street Elementary -- now officially known as Logan Academy of Global Ecology -- before the kids return to class on Tuesday, Aug. 20 for the start of the new school year.

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