September 16, 2004
As a resident of Echo Park for 28 years, and my parents for 40, I wish to take exception to the notion that Echo Park retains its old character ("The Quirky Shape of Things to Come," Sept. 2). While most people are overjoyed that their properties are worth 20 times what they were when first purchased, I just see another neighborhood pushing out the poor. Yes, the Bohemians and artists have lived here for years. This is a special place. But when the houses around me are being sold every year for an even higher price, this is not preserving the character of Echo Park.
August 14, 1986
Nine Los Angeles City firefighters were injured early today when part of the ceiling of a flame-filled Echo Park restaurant collapsed. The blaze, which broke out at 2:55 a.m. in a commercial complex at 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., was extinguished in 42 minutes. All the firefighters were released after treatment for head and neck injuries, authorities said. Damage to the Senor Burrito Restaurant and adjoining Fashion Five store was estimated at $125,000.
July 15, 1993
The Echo Park Improvement Assn. is holding its next graffiti removal effort on Saturday. Community members are invited to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the city parking lot next to 1160 Glendale Blvd. Volunteers are asked to wear old clothes. The association will provide paint, rollers and brushes. There will be a free pizza lunch provided by Domino's. "We find that if we have an environment that has a lot of tagging, criminals feel real comfortable doing drug sales, mugging and loitering.
July 15, 1993
The Echo Park Improvement Assn. is a recipient of the Community Service Award by the Criminal Justice Panel of the Los Angeles city attorney's office. The association was nominated for the award by Capt. Robert Riley and Officer Joe Writer of the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division. About six to 10 civic groups, individuals, or community associations are selected each year for the award, said Mike Qualls, spokesman for the city attorney's office.
June 17, 1993
A convicted slumlord who owns an Echo Park apartment complex has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service after failing to finish repairs and renovations to his building, officials said. Sun Ly Lim, 48, of Long Beach admitted Tuesday before Los Angeles Municipal Commissioner Abe Kahn that he violated his probation for the second time in three months, Los Angeles Deputy City Atty. Michael R. Wilkinson said.
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March 9, 2012 |
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals did a few things right when it opened its new West Coast headquarters in Echo Park last month. First, PETA spent $7.4 million buying and renovating its 82-year-old building, equipping it with such eco-industrial flourishes as a restored Art Deco facade, exposed ducts, vintage glass casement windows and cork flooring. Next, the animal rights group brought in 60 jobs - mostly transfers from its main office in Norfolk, Va. - but some local hires as well.
May 20, 2001
What's the story behind your glass art? I saw a blue bottle in the supermarket and put it in the sun in the windowsill. I had an epiphany and started putting them together. We have evolved to love that lazy "S" shape; it's all over our bodies and in nature. How do people respond to your yard? They come from around the world: Finland, Japan, Scandinavia. I have no idea how they hear about it. Three college girls from Denmark have sent two different Danish couples here. Once at about 1 a.m.
January 16, 2009 |
Why would a woman who spent seven years working on the wildly popular "CSI" franchise give it up to open an Echo Park wine bar? To many an aspiring Angeleno in the entertainment industry, that would be a mystery worthy of Horatio Caine himself. But for 37-year-old Nicole Daddio, who left a position as associate producer of brand management on the shows to open up City Sip on Sunset and Alvarado, the move was a no-brainer.
April 5, 2013 |
Things have been done in the bathrooms of Little Joy that would make even Keith Richards' skin crawl. The Echo Park dive bar was also notorious for the amount of times drunk, scrappy rockers got beat up outside of it. (Nobody likes a drunk, scrappy rocker. Not even other drunk, scrappy rockers.) And for more than 40 years, Little Joy was home to them all as well as a completely bent assortment of neighborhood characters, bums and druggies. In short, it was the Enabler's favorite dive for a couple of years.
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October 26, 2009 |
They began arriving late Sunday morning, dozens of vans pulling up around the northeast corner of Echo Park Lake. Out came black trash bags overflowing with clothing. One woman spread a tarp on a strip of grass and neatly laid out children's clothes that she hoped to sell for 25 or 50 cents each. By 11 a.m., the merchants had turned Echo Park into a virtual swap meet. They displayed used clothing, VHS videos, toy trucks, dolls and baseball bats on each side of the sidewalk. One man displayed dozens of Hot Wheels.