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Family of malnourished boy found dead in Echo Park closet had been reported to social workers six times

Days apart in 2012, two teachers contacted the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services about a young boy named Yonatan Daniel Aguilar. One reported that the boy was suffering from general neglect. Another said he had a black eye. County social workers interviewed school employees,...

Mother of boy who was found dead in closet of Echo Park home is charged with murder

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who was found dead in the closet of an Echo Park home was charged with murder Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  Veronica Aguilar, 39, faces one count each of murder and child abuse resulting in death. Aguilar’s son, Yonatan...

Sunny cottage in the Echo Park hills asks $549,000

The century-old cabin is one of the neighborhood’s earliest homes For most people in our fair metropolis, finding a place to live requires some compromises. For instance, if you work Downtown but wish you lived in the country, you might find this rustic residence in Elysian Heights pretty tempting. Show More Summary

Echo Park mother arrested after 11-year-old son found dead in closet. He appeared malnourished, police say

When police arrived at his Echo Park home on Monday, the body of 11-year-old boy was in the closet, wrapped in a blanket. The boy had been dead for at least several hours. He showed signs of physical abuse. And he appeared to be malnourished, officials said. On Tuesday, officers with the Los Angeles...

Echo Park Mom Arrested After 11-Year-Old Son Found Dead In A Closet

The boy's stepfather called police and led them to the body. [ more › ]

Stretch of 101 freeway from Echo Park to Hollywood to close next week

Brace yourselves Night owls beware: A vital traffic artery will be taken out of commission next week. Caltrans will close the 101 freeway—in both directions—to late night traffic from Echo Park to Hollywood for four straight nights.Show More Summary

Echo Park Rising Proved That It's Not Just for Hipsters

Before taking over lead vocals for a few cumbias during Chicano Batman's Friday night set at Echo Park Rising, bassist Eduardo Arenas shouted out the backyard party culture of L.A.'s Latino community. "We used to have them right here in Echo Park," he noted, "and Highland Park. Los Angeles is...

Sexual Prowler Is on the Loose in Hollywood, Echo Park (VIDEO)

UPDATE at 11:08 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2016: A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the crime spree. See details at the bottom. First posted at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2016. City and county officials this week put up a $35,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction [...]Show More Summary

Inside the William Pereira buildings on Sunset in danger of demolition

Are they worthy of saving? Set on a small hill on Sunset Boulevard, on the eastern edge of Echo Park, Holy Hill Community Church is recognizable by its pink facade and big white cross. But from 1961 to 1993, when the church campus was...Show More Summary

Winsome takes Echo Park diner food beyond hipster brunch

Have you ever walked around Machu Picchu, the abandoned Inca fortress set high in the Andes? Because a trip to Winsome in Echo Park can feel like a modernist version of that, a hot, waterless stroll from the parking lot through the abandoned Department of Water and Power campus, shrouded in half-dead...

Echo Park Rising: separating the amateurs from the pros during the indie-centric L.A. festival

There are over 4 million people in the city of Los Angeles, and most days it seems like the majority are either musicians or stand-up comedians (when they’re not writing screenplays or auditioning for acting roles).  The four-day Echo Park Rising festival, for example, which occurs at various venues...

Arrest made in string of attempted sexual assaults and break-ins in Echo Park and East Hollywood

A suspect in a series of home robberies and attempted sexual assaults throughout Los Angeles was arrested late Wednesday, police said. Authorities said the man broke into at least eight apartment complexes in East Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake and Hollywood and attempted to sexually assault...

Meet the Woman Behind Echo Park Rising's Amazing Lineup of 300 Local Bands

Like many great ideas, the Echo Park Rising festival was born out of necessity. In 2011, following the last-minute cancelation of the long-running Sunset Junction street fair, Spaceland Presents talent buyer Liz Garo's phone started ringing. "There were all these bands coming in from out of town," Garo recalls —...

Disney Junior exec Joe D'Ambrosia sells his L.A. home for $1.225 million

Television executive Joe D’Ambrosia, who oversees production and creative development for Disney Junior, has sold his home bordering the Silver Lake and Echo Park neighborhoods for $1.225 million — $30,000 over the asking price. Built in 1922 and well-maintained through the years, the gated Spanish-style...

The Story Behind Echo Park's Avenue of the Athletes

This piece was created for Zocalo Public Square. Walking along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles the other day I stumbled across an old acquaintance. On a small bronze plaque embedded into the sidewalk was the name Jimmy McLarnin, alongside a set of boxing gloves. In his prime, in the 1920s...

Gypsy Camp: 1925

Montgomery County, Maryland, 1925. "Fortune teller -- Glen Echo Park Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

Before & After: Vintage Tile Is Spared in a Modern Bathroom Makeover

(Image credit: Alyssa Valentine) When Alyssa and her husband moved in to their Echo Park home seven years ago, they were happy to see a lot of the original details from the 1940s bungalow intact, like this blue tile in the bathroom. Though the tile was charming, the rest of the bathroom was dark and gloomy. Show More Summary

A Modern Mash-Up in a Bright Echo Park Bungalow — House Tour

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac) Name: Alyssa Valentine Location: Echo Park — Los Angeles, California Size: 1,414 square feet Years lived in: Owned 7 years Alyssa works in real estate and it's no surprise she's staged her share of interiors. Show More Summary

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