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July 24, 1986
An Echo Park-area residents' group has taken its fight against the construction of a Morton Avenue apartment building to the state Supreme Court. The Elysian Heights Residents Assn. last week asked the high court to hear its appeal of a June 9 decision by the Court of Appeal, which upheld the developer's right to proceed with the 45-unit project. The residents claim that the project violates the General Plan of the City of Los Angeles and would crowd the narrow hillside street.
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TRAVEL
March 30, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
First published on March 20, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. It's not easy being the lungs of Los Angeles. But Griffith Park, the foremost green space in a city notorious for meager parkland and abundant smog, endures bravely, maybe even heroically. Venture into the park, or nearby Elysian Park, or one of the creative neighborhoods in between, and you'll find not only beloved landmarks such as Griffith Observatory and Dodger Stadium, but also happy surprises, such as the time-travel supply shop, or the cafe where cops dine daily to the sound of echoing gunfire, or the Korean greetings that echo at dawn every day atop Mt. Hollywood.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1987
I recently arrived in Los Angeles from Sweden. My relatives picked me up at the train station and drove me down Sunset to their home in the Echo Park area. I was shocked to see graffiti on walls and newly painted buildings. We stopped for lunch on Sunset Boulevard. The street was so full of litter you could hardly walk without stepping on a bottle or can. My last visit to L.A. was in 1940. What a difference--a clean city then. What has happened to your City of the Angels? G. CLAUSEN Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2011 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Comedian Barbara Gray's underground comedy show, "One-Two Punch," has become something of a staple on the L.A. alternative comedy scene, drawing about 80 to 100 people per event, largely "comedy scenesters. " It's held irregularly, about three to four times a year, and is open to the public in exchange for a $3 donation. Like any number of recurring group shows these days, established comics cycle through (Maria Bamford, Matt Braunger, Kyle Kinane) along with younger and emerging stand-ups, performing eight- to 12-minute sets each.
NEWS
February 18, 1988
It has come to our attention that the Los Angeles Men's Place, a drop-in center for mentally and/or emotionally ill homeless men and women, is planning to establish a 24-hour supervised home in the Echo Park area. As 37-year homeowners and residents in the area, we heartily support this project. Councilwoman Gloria Molina is to be commended for her support. We urge our neighbors and area homeowners to also support LAMP in this project. Although this is only a drop in a bucket of the tremendous need, every drop counts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1997 | From Times wire services
Police shot and killed a man who led officers on a short chase in the Echo Park area, authorities said Friday. Officers were responding to a domestic dispute about 9 a.m. when they spotted the man choking his girlfriend, Los Angeles Police Lt. Tony Alba said. The pursuit began in the 2100 block of Clinton Avenue after officers ordered the man to move away from the woman and he jumped into a white van and sped away, Alba said.
HOME & GARDEN
February 5, 2004
We read your article on antique shops in the Echo Park area along Sunset Boulevard ("Echoes of the Past," by Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Jan. 15). How could you leave out any mention of Minnette's Antiques, which has been on the avenue there for over 35 years! We have shopped there continuously for those years and so have friends from as far away as Santa Barbara and San Diego. The proprietress has, for most of that time, taken annual trips to Britain and brought back much Victorian and vintage jewelry and similar artifacts which have delighted her many customers.
NEWS
September 21, 1989
I had to pause for serious thought after reading the article on the Adult Day Health Care Center facing eviction by the Episcopal Church where it is now located (Glendale, Sept. 14). Somehow I cannot imagine why a church would close its eyes to such a need in its very midst. Whatever stance one takes as a Christian, the fact that social justice is an integral part of the teachings of the Bible cannot be ignored. I beg the diocese to have mercy on the elderly poor of the Echo Park area and include in its new center a place for these folk, perhaps even to supply financial support.
NEWS
May 21, 1995
Los Angeles police have arrested an Echo Park gang member accused of shooting a 44-year-old man who apparently was mistaken for a rival gang member. Timothy Fonseca, 21, was booked on charges of murder after being arrested Tuesday at his Apple Valley home, said Los Angeles Police Detective Gil Garcia of the Northeast Division. Fonseca was being held on $1 million bail, but because he is a felon on parole, he will not be released, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1988
A Los Angeles man who neighbors said was a neurosurgeon at a Burbank hospital was shot and killed as he arrived at his Echo Park-area home early Sunday, police said. Officials at St. Joseph Hospital, however, said they had no employment records for Brian Alton O'Neale, 47, who was shot from ambush just after parking his car at his home in the 300 block of North Burlington Avenue.
TRAVEL
March 20, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
It's no easy job, being the lungs of Los Angeles. But Griffith Park, the foremost green space in a city notorious for meager parkland and abundant smog, endures bravely, maybe even heroically. Venture into the park, or nearby Elysian Park, or one of the creative neighborhoods in between, and you'll find not only beloved landmarks such as Griffith Observatory and Dodger Stadium, but also happy surprises, such as the time-travel supply shop, or the cafe where cops dine daily to the sound of echoing gunfire, or the Korean greetings that echo at dawn every day atop Mt. Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
Under ordinary circumstances, I wouldn't find a way to get porn and hunger into the same column. But when you fish for a living, you never know what you might catch. The story begins with my neighbor Hilda working out one morning at Curves, where her buddy Gloria from Echo Park tells her about a mysterious problem she's having with gay sex magazines.
IMAGE
April 6, 2008 | Steffie Nelson, Special to The Times
WHETHER you call it nouveau hippie or psychedelic garden party, you've probably seen the look on hip L.A. girls from Silver Lake to Laurel Canyon -- feathers, fur and spangles, leather, chiffon and hand-crocheted lace. And long before it was trendy, it was at Kime Buzzelli's tiny Show Pony boutique, which reopens this weekend after a three-month renovation. Eight years ago, when Echo Park was better known for drive-by shootings than designer shops, Buzzelli was a pioneer.
HOME & GARDEN
February 5, 2004
We read your article on antique shops in the Echo Park area along Sunset Boulevard ("Echoes of the Past," by Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Jan. 15). How could you leave out any mention of Minnette's Antiques, which has been on the avenue there for over 35 years! We have shopped there continuously for those years and so have friends from as far away as Santa Barbara and San Diego. The proprietress has, for most of that time, taken annual trips to Britain and brought back much Victorian and vintage jewelry and similar artifacts which have delighted her many customers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1997 | From Times wire services
Police shot and killed a man who led officers on a short chase in the Echo Park area, authorities said Friday. Officers were responding to a domestic dispute about 9 a.m. when they spotted the man choking his girlfriend, Los Angeles Police Lt. Tony Alba said. The pursuit began in the 2100 block of Clinton Avenue after officers ordered the man to move away from the woman and he jumped into a white van and sped away, Alba said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996
A group of Echo Park artists has banded together to put on an arts festival and studio tour in the style of the Venice Art Walk on the first Saturday of October. "It's to show there is an artists community here in Echo Park," said Theresa Powers, a festival organizer and local mural artist. "The big gallery scene is at places like Bergomot Station [a former Red Car repair station on the Westside that was transformed into galleries] and other Santa Monica galleries.
MAGAZINE
December 15, 1991 | Kathleen Moloney, Edited by Mary McNamara
John Williams thinks ladybugs can do more than save gardens from hungry aphids; he thinks they can help cure the blight of homelessness. And he's got a plan. "As a result of the malathion spraying, many of Los Angeles' beneficial insect populations decreased to the point of extinction," says the former union organizer. "I figured out how to reintroduce good garden insects while putting dejected members of the work force into business."
NEWS
August 21, 1986 | LARRY GORDON, Times Staff Writer
Capping a two-year controversy, the state Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of an Echo Park residents' group trying to block construction of a 45-unit apartment building on Morton Avenue. The court action means that the builder, Morton Avenue Associates of North Hollywood, can proceed with the project, which is expected to be completed early next year.
NEWS
May 21, 1995
Los Angeles police have arrested an Echo Park gang member accused of shooting a 44-year-old man who apparently was mistaken for a rival gang member. Timothy Fonseca, 21, was booked on charges of murder after being arrested Tuesday at his Apple Valley home, said Los Angeles Police Detective Gil Garcia of the Northeast Division. Fonseca was being held on $1 million bail, but because he is a felon on parole, he will not be released, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 2-year-old girl died Saturday after being shot in the forehead during what police say was a gang showdown between a carload of women, including her mother, and a group of armed men in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Doctors at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles were unable to save dark-haired, dark-eyed Bianca Hernandez, described by relatives as a budding dancer and an avid fan of Barney the Dinosaur. The girl was the only person hit in the Friday night shooting.
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