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July 4th, 2011 fireworks

Thanksgiving dinner with the family last night was accompanied by an unusual noise this time of year – loud popping sounds coming from somewhere nearby in Echo Park. I immediately concluded the sounds were fireworks, not having the heart to tell my family it maybe, perhaps, could have been gunshots (I’m apparently not so good and telling the difference right away).

We figured it wasn’t the latter, but resident Jeanne did some digging of her own, and apparently the dinner-time fireworks we heard weren’t the only ones. Jeanne emailed us the official word this morning:

Bizarrely, per northeast division desk sargent: some adolescent thought it would be entertaining to light fireworks in the wee hours of the morning in the 1300 block of sunset.

So for once, the large explosive noises were not gunfire-that-sounded-like-fireworks, but actually fireworks.

A relief i guess for it not to be shooting…

Here, here!

This gem of information popped up on LAist today about how the holiday parking enforcement is a little relaxed on holidays like Independence Day (today is an observed holiday).

Here are the details from the Department of Transportation:

Other holidays include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Click on the screen capture above for the full PDF; call 311 if you have any questions.

From Green LA Girl:

Recycle your old holiday LED lights by packing them up along with your name and email address to:


Attn: Recycling Program

118 Rosehill Dr., Suite 1

Jackson, MI 49202

According to the HolidatLEDs.com website, the recycling process goes as follows:

When we receive your lights for recycling we will remove them from the package and recycle the box. The lights will be processed and any material that cannot be recycled (i.e. loose bulbs)is discarded. Once we have collected a substantial number of sets we take them to a 3rd party recycling facility located in Jackson, MI. The recycling company puts the lights through a commercial shredder, which chops the lights up into little pieces. The pieces are then further processed and sorted into the various components that make up the lights (pvc, glass, copper.) The materials are separated and transported to a region center for further processing.

Click here to learn more about how to package up your old lights.


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Free if you bring a toy to donate

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Echo Park Chamber of Commerce is doing a Toy Drive for the ages of 9 to 18 years old.

All toys will be donated to Central City Action Committee on December 17, 2009.

The Toys need to be unwrapped, and one particular wish item that the teenagers had was a skateboard, but any presents are always welcome.

Toy Drive starts on November 30 and runs to December 17, 2009

Silverwood Properties has graciously offered to allow their premises to be used as a drop-off site for this season’s toy drive. So, if it makes it easier for you to take advantage of this location then go ahead and drop off unwrapped toys at Silverwood Properties anytime Mon through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

You can often drop stuff by on Saturday’s too, but call ahead if you want to make a Saturday delivery to make sure someone is in the office to receive it.

Silverwood Properties is located at 1545  Echo Park Ave, 90026, and phone number is 213-250-4404, ask for Ken.

A message from Cindy Ortiz:

On Saturday, December 12th, 2009, from noon – 3 p.m., the historic community of Echo Park will celebrate “Peace and Goodwill.”

Last year many of you purchased advertising for the parade program and I hope you will consider us once again. This year 2000 parade programs will be distributed along the Sunset Boulevard parade route.

If you wish to purchase advertising please note the following: This year business card ads and corporate sponsorship will be offered.

We request that all copy be camera-ready. This year’s parade program will measure 8.5″ (width) x 5.5″ (length). Printed business card ads will measure 2 3/8″ (w) x 1 3/8″ (l) and the price is $40.00 (additional donations are always accepted and greatly appreciated). Deadline is Wednesday, November 18th.

If you wish to be a corporate sponsor, please contact Ms. Christine Peters by telephone (323.662.1007), e-mail or visit the parade website.

All proceeds are directed towards this family-oriented event. Please make checks payable to El Centro Del Pueblo (1157 Lemoyne St., Los Angeles, Ca. 90026).

If there are any questions I may be reached by telephone (323.664.2412) or e-mail.