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Photos by Christine Peters

Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park today just got a little more festive – some new holiday decor was installed along the corridor earlier today.

The Echo Park Chamber of Commerce sponsored an “Adopt-a-Pole” drive, which a number of businesses participated in along with Council District 1 and 13, as well as Senator DeLeon’s office. It will sure look nice for the Echo Park Community Parade on Saturday!

Photos by Christine Peters

Twitter photo via Whitney Holtzman (@WHoltzman)

Last night, Dodger Stadium honored 84-year-old Dodger Stadium announcer Vin Scully with his very own bobblehead. Current GEPENC president and CD13 candidate Jose Sigala also wants to honor the legend – he is petitioning for the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Elysian Park Avenue be officially named “Vin Scully Square.”

The corner is just a stone’s throw from the Elysian Park gate into the Stadium, and where you’ll find some of the heaviest traffic after a big game. It

Click here to sign Sigala’s online petition.

Scully also ust recently announced he will return next year for his 64th season in 2013!

On the weekend of February 12, crews tore up and repaved a huge section of Sunset Blvd. (The Eastsider LA had the story here) from the East side of Echo Park to about Figueroa Street. The construction closed the main street entirely in Echo Park, and caused a lot of confusion for residents trying to get around town with little warning. To top it off, parking and street closures were in effect for that weekend’s Chinatown Firecracker run in the area.

Now we are 2 1/2 weeks after the repaving project, and the newly paved section of Sunset Blvd. remains without, well, road lines. The kind of lines that, you know, tell you what side of the road to drive on, and separates out the two – three lanes in each direction. Driving on Sunset Blvd. at night is a free-for-all, a little scary, and very confusing (and certainly not as fun as that Seinfeld episode where Kramer painted over the lines to make a wider road).

I contacted Richard Reyes, the Field Deputy for Council District 1, to get an answer about when we can expect the project to finish up. He assured me they were on it: “I’ve expressed adamantly the urgency to get these lines done. They are doing everything they can to get a plan to their crew as soon as possible.”

I know the city’s broke, but maybe a little more careful planning on the part of whatever city agency is involved could have helped?


Reyes confirmed the street painting will be completed within 7-10 days.

emPowerLA (The Los Angeles Small Business Owners Group) is hosting a night of mixing and mingling with members and other business owners in the community. The new event will be tonight at City Sip in Echo Park at 7:00 pm.

For the first hour, AbsoluteZen Bodywork will be providing complimentary 5-minute chair massages.

City Sip is offering special price of $20 for event attendees on their 3 Wine Flight with cheese pairings*, or you can order any of the wonderful of wines from their list.

For pricing and other information, please go to their event website.


City Sip
2150 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 483-WINE

Parking: Plenty of metered street parking is available along Sunset Blvd (the end times for feeding the meter differ on each side of the street, so please pay attention to all signage). Some street parking is also available on adjacent side streets

About City Sip

City Sip LA is a hip & funky WINE BAR and WINE SHOP located in the heart of Echo Park, Los Angeles.
Their Mission:  WINE FOR THE PEOPLE!  City Sip’s goal is to demystify the world of wine with an approachable, user-friendly menu of wines by the glass, as well as wine to carry out.  They specialize in wine from all regions, all grape varietals that are value priced, but drink like a million bucks! They also have a delicious selection of artisanal cheese & charcuterie, and serve up hot panini’s, salads and special bites, as well! You can find out more about City Sip LA by visiting www.citysipla.com

About AbsoluteZen

Adrienne Montoya,CMT, owner and principal talent of AbsoluteZen Bodywork, is a native of Southern California, Scripps College graduate, and Echo Park resident. Adrienne offers a unique blend of massage modalities, once described by a client as “absolute zen”, in the comfort and tranquil setting of your home, office or at the AbsoluteZen office. Her personal and professional mission is to “encourage others to explore how therapeutic massage and bodywork, healthy living and exercise can enrich one’s life on many levels.” You can find out more at www.absolutezenbodywork.com