Garcetti’s LAND Double-Whammy (Part 1): Echo Park & Historic Filipinotown Summit

About 50 community members attended the Council District 13 Los Angeles Neighborhood Dreams Initiative (LAND) Summit for the Echo Park and Historic Filipinotown neighborhoods on Saturday morning at Echo Park’s Angelus Temple (Previous posts for the Hollywood and Atwater Village summits here). The three-hour community visioning workshop, which took place in a youth center […]

All Wet In The Lotus Fest

My band, Elson and the Soul Barkada, played today at the Lotus Festival in Echo Park for the sixth consecutive time. Being that there was no Lotus Festival last year, it was nice to expect the same festival atmosphere for the past thirty-something years. What wasn’t expected was rain, which fell lightly in the […]