Archives for: City & Local Government

CD13 Unveils Hi-Fi Gateway Marker

If you’ve ever wondered where the western boundary of Echo Park’s Historic Filipinotown neighborhood is, tomorrow’s unveiling will mark the way. At 9:30 am on February 20th, Council District 13’s Mitch O’Farrell will unveil the Historic Filipinotown Gateway Marker and Temple Streetscape Project at 262 N. Silver Lake Blvd., just before the Temple Street Bridge. […]

Why I Love Echo Park Lake

From Summer 2011 to Spring 2013, it remained closed off to the public. Alas, on Saturday June 15th, fences came down on the Lake from which Echo Park derives its name.  LA Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti, CD13 incumbent Mitch O’Farrell, Councilman Tom LaBonge, and heck — American Apparel and PETA — were among the throng of […]

$250,000 Reward for Bryan Stow Beating Seeks Recipient

With 300 generous billboards strewn across Los Angeles promoting a $200,000 reward — predominantly around Elysian Park, Dodger Stadium, Historic Filipinotown, and Hollywood — for the March 31st Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow, it’s a marvel that no one’s claimed the cash prize, which the LAPD reports as an escalated $250,000. Launched May 17, […]

L.A. Dodgers, Gang Fan Base & Pride of the City

I love the Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, and the L.A. summers dedicated to watching a game — cold beer, peanuts, hot sun above, Dodgertown swag, nighttime fireworks for the lucky — so I extend a generous applause to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, the LAPD SWAT team, and the parole agent responsible for the recent arrest of […]