Echo Park -- A sunny Sunday afternoon normally finds Echo Park Lake filled with people and energy.
In this issue: Coronavirus cases have been reported in the neighborhood. A drive-thru COVID-19 testing center opens. And what's a Dodger fan to do without opening day.
Echo Park - Today was supposed to be the season opener at Dodger Stadium. But the coronavirus lockdown has canceled that. And while the fans we talked to are not happy, they get it.
Rick, who did not want his last name used, was one of an estimated 2,800 persons who were tested citywide on Tuesday after signing up through an online portal intended for people experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus.
Echo Park -- Think twice before you leave hard-to-find rolls of toilet paper in your car.
Echo Park -- The deadly influenza pandemic of 1918 -- sometimes referred to as the Spanish Flu -- swept through Los Angeles, prompting the closure businesses and churches and sparking debates over the merits of face masks. (Sound familiar?)
City recreation centers in Eagle Rock and Echo Park will be among the first batch rec facilities turned into temporary homeless shelters during the coronavirus pandemic, reports The L.A. Times.
Echo Park -- A new facility for the homeless to store their belongings opened this week in a public parking lot about a block north of Echo Park Lake, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell announced.
In this issue: Coronavirus fears grip the neighborhood -- and businesses are first to suffer. Dodger season may not start til summer. And how did Echo Park handle the influenza epidemic of 1918?
We encourage you to patronize our local shops, restaurants and businesses during this difficult time. This guide will help you connect with our neighborhood merchants.
Councilman Gil Cedillo urged vendors who sell and cook everything from hot dogs to tacos on the city's sidewalks to act responsibly by following guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Dining rooms are shut down. Workers are being laid off. And owners are appealing for support.
Dodger fans will have to wait until late May at the earliest for the start of the regular season after public health officials called on all major events to be delayed for eight weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The Echo Park United Methodist Church will be relying on the relatively new technology to keep connected with parishioners who will be staying away from services during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Dodger home opener that normally floods the streets, restaurants and bars of Echo Park with baseball fans has been postponed for at least two weeks in response to the coronavirus.
In this issue: The Episcopal church center across from Echo Park Lake may double as a homeless shelter; the city appears to be slow dealing with abandoned oil wells; and a 9-story hotel has been proposed for the south end of the neighborhood.
Echo Park - Three fatal hit-and-runs in three months, all within a half-mile of each other along Sunset Boulevard. That’s a lot.
Echo Park -- The headquarters of the Episcopal diocese across from Echo Park Lake could serve as a temporary 30-bed homeless shelter as early as this month under a proposal by City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell
In this issue of Real Estate Monday, the historic landmark application for an Echo Park bungalow court moves forward; environmental groups are raising concerns about building a large Glassell Park housing project next to the L.A. River; and more small-lot housing projects are in the works for Highland Park and Silver Lake.
Rear house for sale is California bungalow 3 bed / 2 bath built in 1906 with open floor plan, claw foot tub and original wood floors.
In this issue: The L.A. Marathon apparently won't be stopping for the coronavirus; election Night was a long one at neighborhood vote centers; and the Dodgers are rushing to finish $100 million in improvements.
In this issue of Real Estate Monday, an Echo Park bungalow court threatened with demolition has been nominated as a historic landmark. The City Council votes to keep negotiating a deal to redevelop the former Lincoln Heights jail. And a look at the art and significance of Batchelder tile.
In this issue: A woman was killed crossing Sunset at the edge of Echo Park. Campaign attack ads are targeting a local school board member. And tensions flare at Echo Park Lake.
Echo Park -- One member of the homeless encampment at Echo Park Lake was arrested this morning during a tense confrontation with park rangers that was caught on video, according to ABC7.
Echo Park -- It appears that restauranter Gareth Kantner is making progress on expanding his Dinette take-out spot into a larger restaurant and
A 58-year-old woman was killed early this morning and her husband was badly injured when they were struck by a hit-and-run vehicle while crossing Sunset Boulevard near Echo Park, police said.
In this issue of Real Estate Monday, a mixed-use project has been proposed for Virgil Avenue; the Boyle Heights offices of the International Institute of Los Angeles has been nominated as a historic landmark and actor Luka Jones is asking $1.15 million for his Los Feliz home.
Echo Park -- A developer has proposed building a 4-story apartment building on Echo Park Avenue on a site now occupied by a 105-year-old residence, according to an application filed with the planning department.
In this issue: The city may look at opening a neighborhood homeless shelter; a 4-story apartment building is planned for Echo Park Avenue and Kickstarter co-founder and neighborhood resident Yancey Strickler talks about "bentoism."
In this issue of Real Estate Monday, a 1923 commercial building constructed by an artist turned developer has been nominated as a city landmark and Hollywood celebrities have snapped up a $1.5 million Atwater Village compound and a $2.3 million Los Feliz Tudor.
Echo Park -- City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell filed a motion today to look at emergency shelter options on public or private property for homeless people in Echo Park, who have been vocal about their predicament in recent weeks.
In this issue: There's now an overnight parking lot just for those who live in their cars; a hair salon gets soaked and a new restaurant could take up residence in a Glendale Boulevard duplex.
Echo Park -- The Safe Parking Program that allows people who live in their vehicles to park overnight in secure parking lots has expanded to Echo Park after the idea was first proposed about 18 months ago.
Prices on nearly 20 homes, condos, and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week.
Echo Park -- A fire at a single-story home in the 300 block of North Douglas Street was knocked down early this morning, according to the L.A. Fire Department.
In this issue: A nighttime protest was held at Echo Park Lake; Starbucks is apparently opening up a drive-thru and Grammy nominee Maggie Rogers bought a $1.3 million
Not everyone has the wherewithal to recycle or compost their kitchen scraps. So the city has been testing a program called Curb Your Food Waste, which is turning food into enriched, fertile soil instead of being dumped into a landfill to generate greenhouse gasses.
Echo Park -- The neighborhood's gentrification has spread to its fast-food scene, with a now closed KFC restaurant apparently on the way to become a drive-thru Starbucks.
Echo Park -- A group of homeless rights activists and protestors returned to Echo Park Lake Monday night out of concern that officials might try to arrest homeless individuals for staying in the park after hours.
In this issue of Real Estate Monday, celebrity buying and selling in Echo Park, Los Feliz and Silver Lake; a new L.A. River bridge is officially opened and construction has begun on the latest residential project in Elysian Valley.
In this issue, Echo Park Lake was the scene of another protest over homelessness; a woman was killed in the second deadly hit-and-run in a little over a month; and a YouTube star's Tesla goes airborne on Baxter.
Elysian Heights -- YouTube star David Dobrik brought his antics and Tesla to one of the city's steepest roads -- Baxter Street. It was a big hit on YouTube and even caught the attention of Tesla founder, Elon Musk. But the video also met with concerns about the safety of the stunt.
- Glassell Park garage fire extinguished
- L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti orders farmers' markets shut down; imposes apartment rent freeze
- Silver Lake Meadow and part of the reservoir paths closed amid coronavirus outbreak
- Coronavirus outbreak strikes Silver Lake convalescent home
- L.A. County confirms nearly 2,500 coronavirus cases but "significantly" more people might actually be infected
- Glassell Park Super King worker tests positive for coronavirus
- Silver Lake Guide to Restaurants, Shops, and Organizations
- L.A. County coronavirus death toll climbs; first cases reported in Highland Park & Mt. Washington
- First coronavirus case reported in El Sereno as L.A. County deaths continue to rise
- Glassell Park Super King worker tests positive for coronavirus
- First coronavirus case reported in Glassell Park as L.A. County numbers top 800
- Has Dodger Stadium turned into a rental car lot?
- Here are the essential Los Angeles businesses that can stay open under coronavirus restrictions
- East L.A. College student tests positive for coronavirus
- Oscar De La Hoya donates $250,000 to help Boyle Heights hospital amid coronavirus crises
- L.A. County coronavirus cases spike above 1,200 as testing expands -- Numbers rise in Echo Park & Silver Lake
- L.A. County coronavirus cases top 500 -- first case reported in Lincoln Heights
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