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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 […]

Success! A Rundown of The Great Echo Park CleanUp

There were more than a dozen of us in total, gathered in the shade of the trees that line Reservoir Street this past Saturday.  Ben, an 11-year-old and transplant from New Jersey, arrived with Christine.  Newer residents of Echo Park — Jon and Valerie — saw the Facebook event page from Echo Park Now’s linkage […]

Our Lady of Loretto Spring Carnival

There’s a little-known music festival in the desert this weekend, but if you were at Coachella last weekend and need some grounding, why not go locally? The playground of Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School, a fixture in Echo Park since 1911, hosts a Spring Carnival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. Admission is free, […]

Lotus Festival

2011 was the last year of the Lotus Festival before the highly anticipated re-opening of Echo Park Lake, slated for Spring 2013.