Venues, Art Spaces & Places That Do Both:

1830 sunset blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Artillery & Ammo Gallery
1162 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Berdhouse Gallery
1505 1/2 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 482-9976

The Cog
122 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-8200

The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-8200

Echo Curio
1519 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 977-1279

Hope Gallery
1547 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 782-9221
MySpace Page

1170 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 799-7887

Machine Project
1200 D North Alvarado
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 483-8761

325 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

Show Pony
1543 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90026
(213) 482-7676

Subliminal Projects Gallery
1331 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 213-0078

Tropico De Nopal
1665 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 481-8112

Underground Gallery
1612 Waterloo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-5913


City Sip Los Angeles (Wine Bar)
2150 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

The Gold Room
1558 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Little Joy
1477 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

El Prado
1805 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Short Stop
1457 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026
MySpace Page

2Headed Horse
1770 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026

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Opportunities abound in Echo Park to make yourself useful. Here are some ways to get involved:

The Echo Park Film Center is entirely volunteer-run. With all of the services, equipment and classes they offer, they could always use some extra help.

The Los Angeles Public Library offers free tutoring services to adults who want to improve their reading and literacy skills.  You can volunteer to become a tutor at the Echo Park Branch of the LAPL.

826LA (inside the Echo Park Time Travel Mart) offers free tutoring to students (ages 8 to 18) who are “working on their homework or their first novel.” Perhaps you can put your great American novel on hold for an afternoon in favor of helping someone else out.

Some organizations, such as the Echo Park Historical Society, only publish volunteer opportunites in their newsletter. It always helps to get yourself on some mailing lists.

You can also search for volunteer opportunities by zip code through the Corporation for National and Community Service website.

Hospitals and Clinics:

Silver Lake Medical Center @ 1711 W. Temple St 213-989-6160

Barlow Respiratory Hospital @  2000 Stadium Way 213-250-4200

Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center @ 1891 Effie St 323-644-2000


Walgreens @ 1625 W. Sunset Blvd 213-482-9286

Rite Aid @ 1433 Glendale Blvd 213-483-3468

Sunrise Pharmacy @ 1931 W Sunset Blvd 213-413-6800

Helpful Phone Numbers:

Police Non-Emergency 1-877-275-5273

Spanish Line 213-928-8222

Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-540-4000

Rampart Police Division (for those living south of Sunset Blvd.) 213-484-3400

Northeast Police Division (for those living north of Sunset Blvd.) 213-485-2563

Fire Department (Fire Station 20) 911

Department of Building & Safety 1-888-524-2845

Department of Health 1-800-427-8700

Department of Water & Power 1-800-342-5397

Loose/Stray Animals and Barking Dogs 1-888-452-7381

Nearby Walk-in Emergency Rooms:

Good Samaritan Hospital
1225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-2121

White Memorial Medical Center
1720 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 268-5000

USC University Hospital
1500 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(888) 700-5700

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
1526 N. Edgemont St.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 783-4079

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Just like volunteer opportunities, there are literally dozens of non-profits in Echo Park and our surrounding neighborhoods. Here are just a few of them in case you would like to volunteer or help out in some other way:

1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Echo Park, CA 90026
phone: (213) 413-3388

Angeleno Heights Community Organization
1337 Bellevue Ave., Los Angeles CA 90026
contact: Daniel T. Munoz
phone: 213-250-2214

Central City Action Committee
534 E. Edgeware Rd., Los Angeles CA 90026
contact: David Bermudez
phone: 213-241-0908
email: or

Echo Parenting and Education
(formerly Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting)
1226 N Alvarado Street
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles CA 90026
contact: Paolo Davanzo
phone: 213-484-8846

Echo Park Historical Society
P.O. Box 261022
Los Angeles CA 90026
phone: 323-860-8874
EPHS News (blog)
Twitter Page
Facebook Page

Echo Park Improvement Association
P.O. Box 261021, Los Angeles CA 90026
contact: Lynn Barbe
phone: 323-882-4835

Edendale Library Friends Society
2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90026
contact: Joelle Dobrow
phone: 323-207-3040

El Centro Del Pueblo
1157 Lemoyne Street
AND 1824 W. Sunset Blvd. (Echo Park FamilySource Center)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
phone: 213-483-6335

Gary A. Garcia Foundation
302 N. Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles CA 90026
contact: Larry Garcia, Amanda Mahoney
phone: 213-482-8500

Gateways Hospital & Mental Health Centers
1891 Effie Street, Los Angeles CA 90026
contact: Gil Abdalian V.P., Mara Pelsman, CEO
phone: 323-644-2000
email: or

JWCH Institute
1910 W Sunset Blvd # 650, Los Angeles, CA‎
(213) 484-1186

Positive Energy Group
contact: Rosie Betanzos

Perhaps you’re wondering why that helicopter has been circling your house for the past twenty minutes – we certainly are! Here are some websites and phone numbers you can use to find out what crimes have been reported in your area.

Call 213-485-2600 (LAPD Air Support Division) if you’d like to know about why that LAPD helicopter is flying overhead.

You can search the Los Angeles Police Department Crime Map by vicinity to your address, date and type of crime. It does not, however, show any crimes that have been reported in the last 48 hours.

The Echo Park Security Association is a volunteer-run organization that has hired Select Patrol (a private security company) to patrol members’ homes and neighborhoods. You have to pay for membership, but the benefits include security alerts and being able to call patroling officers on their cell phones.

And then there’s Felon Spy. The website has a searchable map that you can use to find convicted felons in your area. Not recommended for those who already have trouble sleeping.

And if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, here are some emergency phone numbers:

Police (non-911): 877-275-5273

Police (spanish line): 213-928-8222

Rampart Police Division (for those living south of Sunset Blvd.): 213-484-3400 (Division Desk) and 213-847-1903 (Community Relations). The China Town Sub-Station number is 213-621-2344

Northeast Police Division (for those living north of Sunset Blvd.): 213-485-2563 and 213-485-2548 (Community Relations)

Fire Department (Fire Station 20): 911

Of course, it’s always helpful to have a list of emergency numbers stuck to the fridge. Every copy of EPIAn Ways (the Echo Park Improvement Association‘s newsletter) contains an extensive list of helpful phone numbers for Echo Park residents.

Non-Crime Related:
Abandoned Vehicles: 800-222-6366
Cars Parked in Yards: 888-524-2845
Fire Hazards: 310-412-5350
Hazardous Waste Disposal Information: 800-988-6942
Overflowing Dumpsters: 310-412-5350
Parkway Maintenance: 1-800-996-2489
Storm Drains: 213-485-5391
Trash and Bulky Item Pick Up: 800-773-2489
L. A. Fire Department Brush Clearance: 818-374-1111
Graffiti related, Central City Action Committee: 213-241-0908

Have bulky items, or see any on the sidewalk that need to be picked up? Call 311 or click here to fill out the super easy form online. It’s FREE!

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