Yesterday from my office downtown I witnessed a seemingly instantaneous thick black column of smoke rise from the hills of Echo Park. That smoke was the now destroyed home of Neighborhood Council Rep Larry Pickens. The family and dogs are okay, the house and Larry’s car are a total loss. No word yet on what happen, what we do know is they will need there communities help to get through this. Check back later, when we have more information we’ll let you to see how you can help. [Insurance has covered the family’s needs].
Last Thursday the LA Weekly ran a piece on walking tours in Los Angeles that included the Echo Park Historical Society’s. Included were a couple of photos the Weekly swiped off of Flickr by local photographer hexod.us. Well, after LA Observed and Blogging.LA picked up on the story he was surprisingly paid for his ‘borrowed’ images.
Someone’s not happy about the moniker.