April 2013 Blog Posts (7)

KPCC asks: Which term best describes immigrants living in the U.S. illegally?

The Associated Press Stylebook and several newsrooms have dropped the term "illegal immigrant." On the AP website, a top editor clarified, "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally."

The decision has been applauded by Latino and…


Added by Connie K. Ho on April 29, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

City Council Candidate Forum at Echo Park's Bedrock L.A. recording studio

     On April 18th,  the Bedrock. L.A  recording studio was an interesting venue for Los Angeles City Council District 13 candidate Mitch  O'Farrell and District 1 candidate Jose Gardea to state their positions to area residents before the upcoming May 21st election runoff.

        The music studio building at 1623 Allesandro Street at the west end of Echo Park had parties and recording sessions going on. In one room, assorted cakes , pies, and cookies covered a table before you got…


Added by Clint Lohr on April 25, 2013 at 2:03am — No Comments

TONIGHT: Echo Park Chamber:Candidate Forum for CD 1 and 13

Echo Park Chamber:Candidate Forum for CD 1 and 13

  • When:
    Thursday, April 18 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Where:…

Added by Echo Park Online on April 18, 2013 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Echo Park Art Walk This Saturday

Volunteers are sought for this year's Echo Park Art Walk. Passing out maps, keeping an eye out at stores and just having a presence would be appreciated. To attend, just show up. The preliminary map is posted below. To volunteer, please contact Jesse Carmichael, GM - FIX Coffee…


Added by Betsy Hall on April 17, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments

Ficus Gone Without a Fight

In an even handed article, Peter Lassen, Secretary of Echo Park Improvement Association explains the fate of the former favorite ficus trees. Although at first it was assumed someone had broken the law; in the end, it turned out to be broken sidewalks and broken dreams. (Photo by Kelly Erickson)…


Added by Betsy Hall on April 16, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

KPCC: Finalists for LA City Council's 13th District get backing from former opponents

The two men hoping to succeed Councilman Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District are picking up support from their former opponents in the March 5 primary. 

Mitch O'Farrell, a former Garcetti aide, placed first in the primary with 18 percent of the vote. He was endorsed Monday by two former candidates — Sam Kbushyan and Josh Post. Kbushyan finished third in the race thanks to strong support from the district's Armenian community. 

Read more here: …


Added by Ashley Alvarado on April 9, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments


Please note that Sunset going west from Park (Brite Spot/Taix) will be closed from 4am to 11am on Saturday April 6th.  

NO PARKING ZONES: Areas along the race route will be marked as “No Parking – Tow Away Zones.” Please adhere to the dates & times posted; all zones will be enforced.

Added by Betsy Hall on April 5, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

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