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Vote for Echo Park today!

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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Added by Echo Park Online on March 3, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac…

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Added by Anne Artley on February 6, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Local Artists organize an Echo Park Artist Market

A new venue for local artist to show their wares is premiering on Friday, January 30th at the MCAU Gallery, 220 Glendale Blvd from 6pm to 9pm. Besides the works of up and coming local artists (painters, ceramicists, jewelers, clothiers) there will be live music and food. This will be an on-going event, to give the public a chance to meet local artist and buy their works, as well as an opportunity to build community. For more details, and for artists interested in…

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Added by Peter W. on January 20, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.

 

But for aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey, that’s enough time to swim two laps of the…

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Added by Anne Artley on January 14, 2015 at 4:18pm — No Comments

How Chlorine Damages Your Hair

How Chlorine Damages Your Hair

Caring for your hair means knowing how different chemicals, products, and environment factors affect it. In the summertime, and in some climates all year, one of the most common hair damaging chemicals we come in contact with is chlorine. If you spend a lot of time at the pool, you’re surely no stranger to the havoc chlorine wreaks on your hair.

Understanding how chlorine does its dirty work on your tresses is the…

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Added by Rock Paper Salon on September 30, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

All politics are local in Echo Park - Neighborhood Council elections Sat. April 12

Take charge of your community and vote from 10:00am - 4:00pm Tomorrow
  • Edendale Branch Library, 2011 Sunset…
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Added by Eddie North-Hager on April 11, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Echo Park Landscape Architecture Survey

Hello, 

I am currently a graduate student in the landscape architecture department at CSU Pomona, and am doing thesis research concerning the extent in which the public participation process surrounding the Dodger Stadium and Barlow Hospital developments have engaged the public. I have posted this in hopes of collecting responses from a broad range of people. This is an academic project, and the responses will be used for research purposes only. Your information will…
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Added by Landscape Architecture Survey on February 28, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Echo Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 21, 2014 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Bing Bing leads 7 people 21 miles through South Central LA to End Gang Violence on his 24th Birthday (Footage Included)

On January 19th, 2014, Martin Luther King smiled upon the step that 8 individuals took in attempt to fulfill his dream. Pasadena artist Bing Bing led 7 people on a 21-mile trek through some of the nation's…

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Added by Pasadena Music Scene on January 24, 2014 at 2:13am — No Comments

Pasadena rapper Bing Bing to March 21 Miles to End Gang Violence in South LA. Sign The Petition!

I, Michael Taylor (commonly known as Bing Bing or Mistah Wilson), will be walking 21+ miles to End…

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Added by Pasadena Music Scene on December 25, 2013 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Annual Posada travels on Sunset from Silverlake to Echo Park this Thursday

26th Annual Aids Posada is December 6, 2013 @ 6:30pm. Community candlelight procession starting at the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic (3324 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., Calif. 90026)& walking east on Sunset to the Echo Park Methodist Church, headed by mariachis, community members, business owners, & residents sharing their personal…

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Added by Eddie North-Hager on December 3, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

L.A. SALT: A brand new craft fair coming to Echo Park!

L.A. SALT: a market at the pehrspace
325 Glendale Blvd …
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Added by L.A. SALT on October 20, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Skunks, Coyotes Top Concerns at Echo Park Town Hall Thursday Sept. 5

Greg Randall of Animal Services who will be discussing animal welfare issues in Echo Park, focusing on coyotes and skunks in the neighborhood, for the the monthly town hall organized by the Echo Park Improvement Association.

"You may have read about the skunks plaguing…

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Added by Eddie North-Hager on September 3, 2013 at 10:26pm — No Comments

DWP talks recycled water for Elysian Park Wednesday Sept. 4

Terance McCarthy from DWP will speak to the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park (CCSEP) regarding the changes DWP has made to the recycled water project for Elysian Park.



CCSEP meetings are the first Wednesday of every month from 7to 9 pm at Williams Hall in Barlow Hospital; 2000 Stadium Way.  For more information: (213) 290-0065 or…

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Added by Eddie North-Hager on September 3, 2013 at 10:22pm — No Comments

3.8 Square Mile Proposed Safety Zone Gang Injunction Hearing.

     Community residents, leaders, activists, police officers, and members of City Attorney Mike Feuer's office all got together Monday evening, August19th, in the auditorium at  Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Micheltorena Street to talk about a proposed street gang injunction to combat area crime.

       At issue was the Complaint for Injunctive Relief  from six criminal street gangs which was filed June 11th by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich in Los Angeles Superior Court.…

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Added by Clint Lohr on August 22, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Glendale Blvd. Gang injuction public hearing - will affect Silver Lake, Frogtown, HiFi and Echo Park

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council's Public Safety Committee is hosting a public forum regarding the Glendale Blvd. Corridor (Echo Park) Gang Injunction Project.

A portion of the gang injunction covers an area of Silver Lake, as well as Echo Park, Frogtown and Historic Filipinotown.

Community leaders and representatives from the City Attorney's Office will be on the panel to provide information and answer questions.

WHERE: Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Cathedral, 650…

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Added by Eddie North-Hager on August 19, 2013 at 12:17am — No Comments

Thank you for sharing: KPCC Public Insight Network

89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio recently asked listeners and sources in the organization’s Public Insight Network to describe the kinds of conversations they were having in their communities. The Public Insight Network is a group of people who share their…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on August 14, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

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