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CD 13 candidate Mitch O’Farrell’s received the endorsement of his former boss, Eric Garcetti, L.A. Mayoral candidate and District 13’s current City Councilmember. At the same time, Mitch has endorsed Eric for Mayor.
"Mitch O’Farrell is the best choice to carry on the work…Continue
Added by Betsy McClellan Hall on May 17, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
If you live in the Los Angeles area, please join 89.3 KPCC on Saturday, May 13 for a panel discussion on what makes a medical condition "invisible": What is unique about the suffering of someone who has R.A. or chronic migraine headaches? What challenges does that person face in communicating her or his condition to a health provider? And is this a matter of public health?
Conditions like cancer, heart disease and AIDS strike fear into the…Continue
Added by Connie K. Ho on May 13, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments
It will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Dorris Place Elementary School. The address is 2225 Dorris Place, Los Angeles 90031. The event will take place in the auditorium. Spanish translation will be provided. Light refreshments will be…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on May 11, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
The Associated Press Stylebook and several newsrooms have dropped the term "illegal immigrant." On the AP website, a top editor clarified, "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally."
The decision has been applauded by Latino and…Continue
Added by Connie K. Ho on April 29, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
On April 18th, the Bedrock. L.A recording studio was an interesting venue for Los Angeles City Council District 13 candidate Mitch O'Farrell and District 1 candidate Jose Gardea to state their positions to area residents before the upcoming May 21st election runoff.
The music studio building at 1623 Allesandro Street at the west end of Echo Park had parties and recording sessions going on. In one room, assorted cakes , pies, and cookies covered a table before you got…Continue
Added by Clint Lohr on April 25, 2013 at 2:03am — No Comments
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Volunteers are sought for this year's Echo Park Art Walk. Passing out maps, keeping an eye out at stores and just having a presence would be appreciated. To attend, just show up. The preliminary map is posted below. To volunteer, please contact Jesse Carmichael, GM - FIX Coffee…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on April 17, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments
In an even handed article, Peter Lassen, Secretary of Echo Park Improvement Association explains the fate of the former favorite ficus trees. Although at first it was assumed someone had broken the law; in the end, it turned out to be broken sidewalks and broken dreams. (Photo by Kelly Erickson)…Continue
Added by Betsy Hall on April 16, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The two men hoping to succeed Councilman Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District are picking up support from their former opponents in the March 5 primary.
Mitch O'Farrell, a former Garcetti aide, placed first in the primary with 18 percent of the vote. He was endorsed Monday by two former candidates — Sam Kbushyan and Josh Post. Kbushyan finished third in the race thanks to strong support from the district's Armenian community.
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Added by Ashley Alvarado on April 9, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments
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Added by Betsy Hall on March 29, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments
From the Echo Park Improvement Association…
Added by Betsy Hall on March 29, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
L.A. neighborhoods are changing: Demographics shift. Businesses open and shutter. Residents are forced to adapt and, sometimes, move.
In February, KPCC's Crawford Family Forum went to Highland Park—a rapidly changing neighborhood—to hold an an off-site conversation focused on "Changing Neighborhoods: Tradition, Transition, and Gentrification in L.A." (Click the …Continue
Added by Ashley Alvarado on March 7, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments
The Los Angeles city election is just around the corner on March 5th. With these three very diverse candidates vying to represent Council District 1, which stretches diagonally from Northeast L.A. to the Pico-Union neighborhood, it is definitely time to understand and decide who to vote for!
Added by Jannet Park on February 27, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
With the vast amount of candidates running for a seat on YOUR city council, this years' race may be more difficult to keep straight in your head. But as election day draws near, it's time to understand the individuals that are vying for your vote to represent you on the city council. Jump start your knowledge on these fine candidates with these videos:
Added by Jannet Park on February 24, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting strike, and the country turns its attention to mental illness. But this is a conversation that needs to go deeper and last longer. KPCC journalists want Southern California community members to lead the conversation.
Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 22, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments
February 7th was a very interesting evening at Williams Hall on the historic Barlow Hospital campus in Echo Park. Los Angeles City Council Districts 1 and 13 fall within Echo Park's borders, and the 10 candidates sat at the front of the room in anticipation of the upcoming March 5, 2013 election, taking turns telling the audience of at least 80 what they will do for the community, if elected.
Echo Park area residents had submitted questions to the candidates. Among the issues…Continue
Added by Clint Lohr on February 18, 2013 at 7:19pm — No Comments
I recently received this from a friend of mine and the community's. It's a warning to others regarding travel with animals. These are her words.
I am reaching out to you in a time of great difficulty.
Bella and Charlie, my lovely little pekingese,…
Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 11, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments