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1251 Elysian Park Ave., 90026

Today on caravan, I saw this one-bedroom, one-bath home built in 1923 and completely refurbished. This is the perfect pied-a-terre for someone who works in downtown L.A.! Located north of Sunset Blvd., the private, fenced-in yard has space for three cars with a wood deck off the living room. It's…

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Added by Clint Lohr on November 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Echo Park Property Activity.

In Echo Park these days, $500,000 will not even get you a single family residence with a yard anymore. Since September 26th of this year until this writing, the least expensive single family home north of Sunset Blvd. sold October 9th for $600,500-- according to the Westside MLS. 

That was a two bedroom,…

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Added by Clint Lohr on October 26, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Ugly Apple at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe.

    October 8 marked the first performance of a one-woman play by accomplished performer Katjana Gerz at Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe in Silver Lake.

     In the less than hour-long play, directed by Carsen Labella, Gerz portrays a young, not quite 30-year-old woman from Germany who is single and lives alone in a messy apartment in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile district. Although a young adult, she is still dealing with issues from a painful childhood and adolescence. Introspective,…

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Added by Clint Lohr on October 10, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Small Business Grant Sources

Small Business Grant Resources for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Small Business Grants, particularly those designated for minorities, are available through several corporate giving programs, including:

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Added by Wendy Bower on October 9, 2015 at 7:18am — No Comments

Cal State L.A. students named as Amgen Scholars

Cal State L.A. science students Emily Aguirre, Hugo Avila, and Angela Madira were selected to conduct research at three prestigious universities under the Amgen Scholars Program.

The 10-week program allowed Aguirre, an Echo Park resident, along with Hugo Avila and Angela Madira to participate in cutting-edge research at UCLA, Stanford University and Harvard University, respectively, under the Amgen Foundation program.

The three are among 340 students selected into the program…

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Added by CalStateLA on August 24, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments

2015 Ocean Swim Series

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine…

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Added by Anne Artley on May 8, 2015 at 4:30pm — 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

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: 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

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

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

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

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