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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 […]

Lotus Festival 2011, Underwhelming*

No lotuses, dragon boat race, or fireworks?  Such was the state of affairs for this weekend’s 33rd Annual Lotus Festival.  It was a paired-down, low-key weekend event, with limited booths, attendance, and fanfare.  Sadly, happy hour at Taix felt rowdier than this weekend’s festivities. The Militant Angeleno concurs. Tomorrow, Echo Park Lake will officially be […]