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$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 […]

Opening Ceremony for Rockwood-Colton, Echo Park’s New Eco Green Space

A small crowd of neighbors, civic leaders, park engineers, and children gathered this past Saturday to welcome Echo Park’s latest greenery in the urban landscape: Rockwood-Colton Park, which Eric Garcetti appropriately called a “green necklace in the middle of Los Angeles” during the noon ribbon-cutting ceremony. With Vista Hermosa Park, the Echo Park Pool, and […]

Gangs in Echo Park? A Compendium to the New Pocket Park

I may well be the female companion to the Geico Caveman.  There’s a Rockwood gang Echo Park-adjacent? And, better yet, they have their own MySpace page?! A work function kept me away from the recent Community Meeting, notice given from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks via fliers on Echo Park doors 24 […]