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Pallet home Echo Park Tiny Home Village 728

One of the 64-square-foot Pallet homes that will make up a Tiny Home Village on Alvarado. More details below.

A Tiny Home Village is taking shape in Echo Park

The 38 cabin-like shelters now being installed on an Alvarado Street parking lot are intended to serve as transitional housing for up to 74 homeless persons, reports The Eastsider. The eight-foot by eight-foot prefab structures that make up this so-called Tiny Home Village take only about an hour to set up.

Police are looking for the man who robbed the Atwater Village Del Taco

The public is asked to pass along any information related to the knife-wielding robber, reports The Eastsider.

Looking for property around Virgil Village?

This week's Now Asking finds three properties that are within walking distance of Sqirl and other Virgil Avenue hot spots.

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• Crash Update: The person who was killed on the 5 Freeway near Atwater Village early Wednesday morning was a 39-year-old homeless man who walking in traffic lanes.

• Homeless Encampment: Just exactly what were the conditions at Echo Park Lake before it was shut down last month? Councilman Mitch O'Farrelhas requested a pair of reports to tally up the damages to the park and describe public safety issues.

• Where did they go? KCRW caught up with some of the people who were removed from the Echo Park Lake encampment - including David Busch-Lilly, who chose to live on a sidewalk instead of a hotel. 

• Press Pass: The shutdown of Echo Park Lake also raised a side-issue that is close to The Eastsider’s heart: Press credentials. LAPD Chief Michel Moore said his department is trying to reform its credentialing process, after journalists were detained by police while covering the March 25 demonstrations, Spectrum News reported. 

• Celebrity Real Estate: Actor John Cho - Harold from all things "Harold and Kumar," and Sulu in the recent "Star Trek" - has agreed to pay $3.6 million for a 4-bedroom Spanish Colonial in Los FelizDirt reported. The seller is musician Mark Oliver Everett — also known as E - leader of the alt-rock band EELS.

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 Through April 30: 4th Annual Atwater Cares About Autism Raffle/FundraiserA daily raffle for goods donated by local stores will be held daily. [Sponsored Listing] 

• April 8: Intro to Acrylic with Riley Storm

 April 9: A Quiet Scene: L.A.

 April 11: Griffith Park SOUNDWALK. Participants enhance their exploration of Griffith Park’s Old Zoo Area while enjoying the flowing melodies and harmonies. [Sponsored Listing]

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