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Echo Park storefronts could become retail and lofts

The buildings along Sunset Boulevard will be renamed BrickWorks Champion Real Estate acquired property along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park for $9.5 million and plans to repurpose and remodel the property’s buildings to create a retail...Show More Summary

Parks Associates: Adoption of Voice Assistants Such as Amazon Echo and Google Home More than Doubles from 2015 to 2016

Press Release: Parks Associates today announced new smart home research showing that the adoption rate of smart speakers with voice assistants grew from 5% of U.S. broadband households in Q4 2015 to 12% in Q4 2016. Voice Assistants and...Show More Summary

'70s style is back at the new Nico & Bullitt boutique in Echo Park

Angela Clement, who grew up in the 1970s, refers to the era as a warm and fuzzy time. “We love ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, fashion and design,” said Clement, who with husband Edwin Gomez sells vintage-inspired goods at Nico & Bullitt, their new store and gallery in Echo Park. “We are inspired...

L.A. Marathon essentials

More than 24,000 runners and mild weather are expected for the 32nd Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. The 26.2.-mile “Stadium to the Sea” course that was implemented in 2010 begins at Dodger Stadium and goes through Echo Park, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills to the finish line in Santa Monica. The...

Lolipop Records Is Moving Its Headquarters to Boyle Heights

After four successful years in Echo Park, the indie/garage/punk label is relocating to a larger warehouse space.

Chicano Legend Frank Romero's "Dreamland" Is an Essential Chronicle of L.A. History

In Frank Romero's 1996 painting The Arrest of the Paleteros, towering palm trees reach into an evening sky streaked with pink and reflect off the placid surface Echo Park Lake, a sight that cuts to the core of Los Angeles' awe-inspiring beauty. But in the foreground, there's chaos. Framed in...

Pleasant little Spanish bungalow in Echo Park asks $845K

French windows, built-in shelving, and a vintage kitchen This charming little residence is located just a block north of Sunset Boulevard on Coronado. The listing refers to it as a “cool Silver Lake bungalow,” and while we agree it looks cool (and little), the neighborhood might be in dispute. Show More Summary

Chromatics Involved In Twin Peaks Reboot, Johnny Jewel Announces 2 New EPs

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Chromatics' record label Echo Park just shared some big news: the band and Johnny Jewel had a hand in the Twin Peaks reboot. David Lynch's cult TV show will return for a third season on 5/21, and Chromatics must've contributed to the new score. Harry, I'm going to let you in on a…

Free Film Series to Launch at the PETA Empathy Center

What:     This month, PETA’s new Empathy Center in Echo Park will launch two free film-screening series. PETAflix & Chill is a documentary series for adults that’ll include discussions... The post Free Film Series to Launch at the PETA Empathy Center appeared first on PETA.

1920s reverberate through renovated Echo Park house

Set in the Echo Park Hills, this renovated house dates to the mid-1920s. An arched vestibule entry, a barrel-vaulted ceiling and a classic red-tile roof maintain its Spanish-style roots. Built-in bookshelves, French doors and wood and tile flooring are among the interior features.  Address: 1521...

The luxury housing that Measure S would stop doesn’t actually require many evictions

Eve Hars, undergoing chemotherapy for Stage 3 breast cancer, was facing eviction. A developer had purchased her rent-controlled Echo Park bungalow to level it and build new housing. Hars recounted her story in a recent campaign ad paid for by supporters of Measure S, the March 7 ballot measure...

'Grey's Anatomy' alum Sara Ramirez cuts loose of Echo Park homes

Actress Sara Ramirez, known for her decade-long run on the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” has sold her home in Echo Park for $1.4 million. Entered from a short drive, the corner-lot property includes a multi-level main house and a separate guest house. The main house, built in the 1970s and since...

Tsubaki Brings A New Take On The Izakaya To Echo Park

Tsubaki's impressive drink menu includes jizake, honkaku shochu, and French wines. [ more › ]

Searching for hipster homes in Echo Park: Being a hipster comes with a hefty price tag.

Being a hipster in Los Angeles is like being a drop of water in the ocean.  Apparently one of the requirements of being a hipster is living in certain enclaves.  Now in Los Angeles, a renting majority county, living in the right neighborhood is important.  The HGTV housing erotica that is pumped out to the […]

Kids Get a Lesson in Self-Expression at L.A.'s New Drag Queen Story Hour

On a Sunday at Stories Books in Echo Park, Michelle Tea takes the stage to introduce a room full of parents and kids to Pickle, their storyteller for the day. “Drag queens wear very glamorous, pretty and fantastical dresses, sometimes fantastical pants," Tea explains. "They wear lots of beautiful makeup,...

Mapping Los Angeles's groundbreaking role in LGBT history

When we think of LGBT culture and the movement for gay rights in Los Angeles, there's a tendency to think first of West Hollywood. But LA's rich gay history touches the entire city, from Edendale (now Silver Lake/Echo Park) to Huntington Park to "Ginger Rogers" Beach. Show More Summary

Body Found In Echo Park Lake, No Evidence Of Foul Play

The body was spotted floating in the lake around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. [ more › ]

12 Things to Do When You're in Silver Lake and Echo Park

Silver Lake and Echo Park are two of L.A.'s most notorious hipster enclaves, but really they're home to a diverse cross section of Angelenos, and the experience of hanging out there reflects that. Whether you're driving in from the Westside or just walking down from Los Feliz, here's some stuff...

Girlschool showcases a pop community that's 'built on women’s excellence'

On the morning of Saturday’s women’s march in Los Angeles, the co-founders of the music-promotion collective Girlschool met at Eightfold Coffee in Echo Park. The crowds were already overwhelming – Metro buses and trains were packed to capacity with protesters. So they walked down Sunset Boulevard,...

American Apparel rapidly grew its retail footprint. Did that strategy contribute to its collapse?

American Apparel opened its first stores in 2003, with locations in Echo Park, New York and Montreal. Within three years, it had mushroomed into a global chain with more than 140 locations in 11 countries. By 2009, that figure had doubled to 281 stores. It was, founder Dov Charney once boasted,...

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