After the year and a half long renovation of Echo Park Lake, the fences are finally going to be coming down tomorrow, on Saturday, June 15.
Hosted by Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti, the Department of Rec and Parks and the Bureau of Engineering, the event starts at 10:00 am and will feature speakers and performers at the corner of Logan Street and Park Avenue.
See you there!
The Los Angeles City Council decisions affect our neighborhood directly on issues like infrastructure, parks, budget, environment, and more.
Echo Park borders include two council districts, and on March 5, 2013 candidates will be vying for your vote in both Council District 1 and Council District 13 (which will have over a dozen candidates on the ballot). NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CANDIDATES! Our public forum will address issues that will affect our neighborhood of Echo Park and surrounding communities.
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JOIN US FOR A CD 13 AND 1 CANDIDATE FORUM
February 7, 2013
Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital
Submitted by EPIA member Judy Raskin
The date is Sunday, December 30, 2012, and we meet at the Boathouse at 8:00 am.
Once again this year, we will walk the perimeter of Echo Park Lake, around the fencing, but this will be the last year. It is expected that the park refurbishing will be complete sometime around April, 2013, and we will be able to get back to the “real” park. Meanwhile, some water is now at the north end of the lake, and because of the rains, there is a small amount of water at the south end. Remember that last year we identified six species that were new to the lake. Who knows what this year will bring?
If you have access to a bulletin board at work or school or elsewhere, please post a copy of this notice. Everyone is welcome, and Echo Park is particularly good for beginners.
We will not be doing a preview walk this year. The Bureau of Engineering staff will be on a mandated leave for the week prior to the count and no one would be available to accompany us at this time. However, if you should decide to walk around the lake in the three days before the Count (Thurs-Fri-Sat), you might want to make a note of what you see. We can include species seen on those days (but not the numbers) on the count tally.
I hope to see you on Sunday, December 30, 2012.
Click here for the printable flyer with directions and more information!
Get involved, vote informed! Neighborhood Council elections for the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council take place on October 6. Join us for a candidate forum on October 4 in Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital where all those running for office have been invited to introduce themselves.
We’ll be covering Echo Park Avenue from Altivo to Morton and surrounding streets picking up trash, removing graffiti, and cleaning up those sidewalks. All residents and businesses are invited to help us out! There will also be bulky item dropoff available.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 is the 7th annual Echo Park National Night Out. The purpose of National Night Out is to provide a safe community event with the goal of preventing drugs and crime in our neighborhood. From the EP National Night Out website:
The National Night Outis a program promoting neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership in our goal for a safer nation. The annual National Night Out (NNO) event, is unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOWN WATCH (NATW). The purpose is to promote and strengthen community involvement, partnership with police and community, it is a positive tool used to enchance the quality of life, for a crime and drug free town
A couple of highlights for this year includes a free cooking classes and light appetizers sponsored by The Echo and Elf Cafe, as well as free basic eye chart examinations sponsored by the Lions Club.
The event is free! Bring the family out for hot dogs, crafts and activities for kids and adults, and free give-aways. There will also be free eye examinations by the Lions Club. Special speakers usually include representatives from our local LAPD and community members and leaders.
Stop by and say hello from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Walgreens parking lot located at1625 W. Sunset Blvd.
Visit the Echo Park National Night Out website for details on participating booths, sponsors, and how to get involved. Or click here to download the event flier.
Meeting reminder: Updates on the SR2 Freeway Terminus
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will present an update of their activities on the SR2/Glendale Freeway Terminus Project at the Thursday, April 5, 2012, meeting of the Echo Park Improvement Association (EPIA). It has been 18 months since Metro last informed the community of its actions.
Although members of Echo Park Community Action Committee (EPCAC) and the EPIA were in touch with Council President Garcetti’s office, Congressman Becerra’s office, and Supervisor Molina’s office in 2011 for help in getting new information about Metro’s “hybrid” design for the Terminus Project. Metro provided little information, nor did community-led petitioning efforts draw any response from Metro.
Petitions were signed by numerous residents and business people opposing Metro’s plan to do away with street parking on the west side of Glendale Boulevard south of the “flyover” off-ramp. Petitions were also signed opposing the sound wall proposal for the southern end of the Terminus, and more were signed in opposition to the planned deletion of a left-turn lane from the off-ramp on the east side of Glendale Boulevard.
We urge to you attend this meeting to find out what, exactly, Metro has to say.
Join us for our regularly scheduled town hall on Thursday, April 5 at Barlow Hospital at 7:00 pm.
Last year’s Echo Park Night at Dodger Stadium (aka Community Night) was a success! We had a big section to sit with neighbors, meet new ones, and have a lot of fun watching the ball game! This year will be even better, and we’re even giving half of the proceeds to the Echo Park Historical Society to aid in the restoration of the Jensen’s Recreation Center sign.
Click here to contact the EPIA to reserve your tickets, or email us directly at email@example.com. You’re also welcome to call our message line at 877-860-EPIA.
Please provide us with your full name, phone number, email address, and the number of tickets you’d like to purchase. We will follow up with directions on how to pick up/receive your tickets.
See you there!