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Echo Park town hall with Caltrans/Metro on 2 Freeway Terminus

On Thursday, September 4, the Echo Park Improvement Association Town Hall will feature representatives from Caltrans (along with Metro) to present a status update on the 2 Freeway Terminus project. 50 years ago, residents kept the freeway from expanding to the 101 freeway through Echo Park. Now that there are more and more cars on […]

Echo Park/Edendale Library updates

Information submitted by the libraries. ECHO PARK LIBRARY Write Stuff College Preparation Series for High School Students This free 5-week series of writing workshops, led by professional presenters, will strengthen students’ writing skills for greater success in college. Attendees will work on personal statements for college applications during the first three sessions, so seniors are […]

A dazzling display of glass and sun on Lemoyne Street

by Kelly Erickson Towering above the 1600 block of Lemoyne Street is an Echo Park landmark – an enormous glass sculpture taking shape of Madonna, or “The Giant Glass Virgin of Guadalupe.” Neighbors know this sculpture well, but even though artist and owner Randlett Lawrences started the installation in 2001, a lot of Echo Parkians […]

Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, April 17

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 7 pm Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way Introductions and sign in Approve Minutes Schools & Civic: Van De Kamps/LACC-LACCD Seniors Issues Hate Crime Meeting Site 9A Community Room Status Hollywood Half Marathon LA Marathon 5K problems New Business Land Use: Barlow […]

Echo Park Lake to reopen in mid-May

by Kelly Erickson It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since I’ve walked along the shores of Echo Park Lake, and it won’t be long until we can all enjoy it again. Recently, the final Echo Park Lake Oversight Committee meeting took place before the grand opening, where representatives from the Bureau of […]

Los Angeles City Elections 2013 Report

by Andrew Garsten The proposed development at Barlow Hospital remains a central divider between the candidates in CD1 and CD13 in the upcoming run-off election, and may be representative of the type of direction these council offices will take on future issues of concern to the community. Echo Park residents need to pay attention to […]