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L.A. targets full-time community college students for free tuition

At 19, Maria Medrano of Echo Park is already halfway to earning her associate’s degree at Los Angeles City College. Her sister, who is three years older, works during the day to support their family and takes classes at night. So even though she started community college earlier than her little...

PETA to Host ‘Antiques and Art for Animals’ Even

What:    In October, PETA’s new Empathy Center in Echo Park will host its inaugural event: Antiques and Art for Animals, where shoppers can pick up a one-of-a-kind treasure—donated... The post PETA to Host ‘Antiques and Art for Animals’ Even appeared first on PETA.

Trying To Make Sense Of John Mayer’s Career, 10 Years After Continuum

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

For an indiscernible amount of time in the ’00s, I remember hearing John Mayer’s “No Such Thing” everywhere. Echoing from new SUVs parked at the intramural soccer matches, playing in T.J. Maxx and Target, the muzak for the shopping mall food court. It was that kind of super-safe pop-radio token, the kind that you’d hear […]

Eleven-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Echo Park Home Only Weighed 34 Pounds

Reports say the boy slept in a shed in the backyard, and neighbors claim to have never seen him. [ more › ]

Is the Future of Raves in Virtual Reality?

It's late afternoon on a Friday in early August and I have just stepped inside a virtual reality dance party. Jen Lasher, an L.A.-based DJ and resident at Your Mom's House Party at the Short Stop in Echo Park, is playing. I only know this because I saw her before...

Boy, 11, found dead in Echo Park closet weighed just 34 pounds

The boy in the closet weighed 34 pounds.   When police officers removed the mirrored doors behind which Yonatan Daniel Aguilar had died hours earlier, they found a crumpled blanket on the ground, obscuring his emaciated body — pale and stiff, curled in a fetal position, with cuts on his face. One...

Boy, 11, found dead in Echo Park closet weighed just 34 pounds

The boy in the closet weighed 34 pounds.   When police officers removed the mirrored doors behind which Yonatan Daniel Aguilar had died hours earlier, they found a crumpled blanket on the ground, obscuring his emaciated body — pale and stiff, curled in a fetal position, with cuts on his face. One...

Los Angeles rent comparison: What $1,150 rents you right now

Studios in Koreatown and Echo Park, a one-bedroom in Glendale, and more Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five listings within $100 of today's...Show More Summary

Century-Old Home Collapses In Echo Park, One Person Hurt

There were contracted workers beneath the home when it collapsed. [ more › ]

Echo Park's Pizza Buona, Ousted After A Rent Hike, Moves A Block Away

Their new location will serve all the same menu items as the old one. [ more › ]

Mother of malnourished boy found dead in a closet pleads not guilty to murder

The mother of a malnourished 11-year-old boy who was found dead in the closet of an Echo Park home appeared in court Thursday wearing a suicide-prevention garment and pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges. Veronica Aguilar, 39, was charged with one count each of murder and child...

Bitch + make/shift at the Echo Park Film Center

If you live in Los Angeles, please join the Make/shift Collective, me, and lots of others for a film/video screening followed by a participatory discussion about contemporary feminisms, privilege, power, difference, and so much more... When: Thursday, September 25, 8pm-10pm Where:  Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. Show More Summary

This fall's MAK architecture tour will highlight modernist gems in Silver Lake, Echo Park

A long-lost Lautner, plus homes by Soriano, Ain, Schindler, and DeLong Mark your calendars—the MAK Center’s Fall architecture tour fundraiser is October 2. This year’s tour offers a close-up look at nine architecturally significant private...Show More Summary

Get the Look: Modern & Eclectic With a Touch of Whimsy — Shop the Style

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac) Alyssa and her family have created a calm and peaceful sanctuary in their Echo Park Bungalow. Filled with pops of color and the perfect touch of whimsy you're sure to find some inspiration here - check out their resource list to shop their style! READ MORE »

Girlfriend of Echo Park stabbing victim: 'Why him?'

Hugo Castillo wasn’t the type to be on the streets, and he was never far from home — or his two young sons — in South Los Angeles. So a knock on the door at 2 a.m. was a shock to his girlfriend, Yvonne Rosaz. Castillo’s brother had come to tell her that her boyfriend was dead, the victim of a stabbing. Show More Summary

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...

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