April-May 2007

Echo Park Improvement Association newsletter

Volume 14 Issue 2

ECHO PARK FARMER’S MARKET NOW OPEN UNTIL 8
by Rosie Betanzos

What better place to spend your Friday afternoon to early evening if not at the Echo Park Farmer’s Market. You will find a variety of different vendors from fresh produce brought directly from our farmers in California, to delicious food, beautiful handmade crafts; home grown herbs and remedies, creamy cheeses, honey, and of course the rainbow of color and wonderfully scented freshly cut flowers – sweet peas. There’s even some music if you like a little help with that shopping. And now the Market is open until 8.

Toddy, to their trade mark, the Sugar Cane Juice. Keep an eye out for their new line of products. Coming soon you will see frozen packages and Popsicles for those hot days. What a treat we will be enjoying. Residents of Echo Park, -Rey Koo and Robby Whitlaw, are the owners of “Sugar Juice”. They started their business back in August 2006. They were inspired by a sugar cane vendor at the Echo Park Lotus Festival. You can find more on their story at

www.sugarcanejuice.org. Their determination and values allowed them to start up a business that One of our local vendors is “Sugar Juice”. They have a wide selection of refreshing drinks. From represented vitality, vitamins, stamina, low fat and mouthwatering smoothies, a spike of energy — the Hot energy, with all natural ingredients which was what gave them the passion to make their dream into a reality. They also do catering, events and delivery. Contact number 213250-7588 or 818-512-0422.

Here Robby Whitlaw, Rey Koo, an unidentified Sugar Juice lover and our own Rampart Division SLO Louis Ford take a break for a photo op in front of Sugar Juice booth at the Echo Park Farmer’s Market.

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Echo Park Improvement Association
Meets at 7 p.m. the 1st Thursday of each Month in Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital 2000 Stadium Way in Elysian Park
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FOUNDER OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY PASSES
Louis Ziskind, founder of Gateways Hospital and Mental Care Center, died on March 9 of natural causes in Los Angeles; he was 98. Gateways, founded in 1953, changed the way in which mental illness was viewed and treated. At that time mental illness was still a taboo topic. A stay in a state institution was an extremely long and isolating experience. Patients sometimes remained in the facilities longer than necessary because they or their families lacked the resources and support services to return them to the community. In 1939 Ziskind joined the staff of the Jewish Committee for Personal Service, which was created in 1921 to provide treatments and rehabilitation for Jewish inmates in penal and mental institutions. He promoted the idea of shorter stays in state hospitals, and proposed community mental health centers that would provide treatment while aiding patients in their transition back into the mainstream. Ziskind envisioned mentally ill patient being treated in their own communities at “community His impetus for mental health care” centers. Patients would be these changes hospitalized for a short time, their illnesses treated were conversations with his brother, Dr. Eugene Ziskind, and his sister-inlaw, Dr. Esther SomerfieldZiskind, both psychiatrists in private practice, and many years of practical experience as a social worker assisting the mentally ill. His suggestions to the staff of state hospitals were rejected as too costly or unsuitable for state hospital care. And, Ziskind believed, they felt he was outside of his area of competence. Zuskind set out to create a facility and had some support, including the influential Rabbi Edgar Magnin, but it took many years to convince others in the organization that funded the Jewish Committee for Personal Service. In 1953, the agency opened Gateways Hospital, a 10-bed pilot project built on Hoover Street near Temple Street. In the following years, Gateways opened its doors to non-Jewish patients. In October 1961 Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of former President Franklin D Roosevelt, dedicated the new hospital building in Echo Park on Effie Street.

with new drug therapies and short-term psychotherapy. The patients and their families would receive support in transitioning back to their normal lives. They would continue to receive outpatient psychiatric care. Gateways was founded on that vision. Ziskind was born on May 3, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland, the third son of Lithuanian immigrants. He moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1923. He was a member of Belmont High School’s first graduating class and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from USC in 1931 and a master’s in social work in 1939.

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ECHO PARK CALENDAR
Event
EPIA Meetings
Date

Location
Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way in Elysian Park Call (323) 882-4835 for location LAPD Stop-In Center, Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way in Elysian Park Taix Restaurant.

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Call EPIA message phone for additional information. Take an active part in EPIA. Join the Steering Committee Hosted by Echo Park Security Association. Call (323)6663228 for more info Call 213-666-9651 for meeting location

EPIA Steering Committee Meetings Community Safety Meeting Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park Echo Park Chamber of Commerce Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council Meeting Edendale Library Friends Society >=> ELFS <=<

3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm and every Wednesday 1:30 pm 4th Tuesday, 7 pm April 24, May 22

Call 213-630-3032 for further information. Call (213) 413-3196 for info or visit www.GEPENC.org

Logan Street School Auditorium, 1711 W. Logan Street

2nd Wednesday, 7 pm April 11, May 8, June 13

Edendale Branch Library Join the library’s support group Community room and find out how you can help 2011 W. Sunset Blvd. your neighborhood’s branch. Edendale Public Library - For more info : e-mail 2011 W. Sunset Blvd slsa@sbcglobal.net or our blog http://slsa.blogspot.com Send submissions to EPIA, Attn: EPIAn Ways Editor

Positive Energy 4th Wednesday, 6pm Group of Echo 7:30pm April 25, May 23 Park and Silver Lake Area Deadline June EPIAn ways Saturday, May 26, 2007

SPECIAL EVENTS Echo Park Thursday, May 17, 2007 Chamber of 7:00 p.m. Commerce BusinessComunity Mixer Lotus Festival July 13, 14, 15 Taix Restaurant. For more information, phone 213-630-3032.

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POLICE
Police Emergency: Need Police Car Spanish Line Narcotic Hotline Child Abuse Hotline Police Non-Emergency LAPD Air Support Division 911 213-928-8222 1-800-662-2878 1-800-540-4000 1-877-275-5273 213-485-2600 213-485-4061 213-485-4080 213-485-4062 213-793-0775 213-847-1903 213-621-2344 213-485-2563 213-485-2563 213-793-0760 213-793-0763 213-485-2566 213-485-2548 213-847-4263 213-847-3375 213-485-2568 213-485-2566 Abandoned Vehicles Cars Parked in Yards Fire Hazards

CLEAN-UP
1-800-222-6366 1-888-524-2845 1-310-412-5350 1-800-988-6942 310-412-5350 1-800-996-2489 213-485-5391 1-800-773-2489 FAX 213-847-2261 818-374-1111

Hazardous Waste Disposal Information Overflowing Dumpsters Parkway Maintenance Storm Drains Trash and Bulky Item Pick Up L. A. Fire Department Brush Clearance

RAMPART DIVISION
Rampart Police Division Desk Rampart Vice Unit Rampart Division Watch Commander Senior Lead Officer Ford Community Relations China Town Sub-Station

GRAFFITI RELATED ISSUES
Central City Action Committee Free Paint 1st District) Free Paint 13th District) 213-241-0908 213-485-0763 323-957-4500

NORTHEAST DIVISION
Northeast Desk Northeast Report Unit Senior Lead Officer Sonia Rimkunas Senior Lead Officer Al Polehonki Northeast Detectives Northeast Community Relations Northeast Gang Detail Northeast Youth Referral Program Northeast Records Release of Impounded Vehicles

CITIZEN COMPLAINTS
Department Building & Safety Department of Health Department of Transportation Department of Water & Power Parking Enforcement Loose/Stray Animals/Barking Dogs Legal Aid Client Referral Operation Bright Lights Street Lighting Repairs Professional Helicopter Pilots Association 888-524-2845 1-800-427-8700 213-580-1177 800-342-5397 866-869-2929 888-452-7381 1-800- 399-4529 1-800- 303-5267 1-800- 303-5267 213-891-3636 213-485-3451 323-957-4500 213-483-1425 213-628-9230 213-612-9566 323-258-0450 213-974-4111 213-978-0600 213-847-8045

LA County Department of Consumer Affairs 213-974-1452

COMMUNITY SERVICES
Copies of Crime and Traffic Reports Concerned Citizens Echo Park/Youth Empowerment Council — CCEC/YEC El Centro del Pueblo Echo Park Library Echo Park Recreation Center Echo Park Chamber of Commerce Dodger's Security Dodger's Comunity Focus Dodger's Public Relations Central City Action Committee North Central Animal Shelter L.A City Department of Aging Los Angeles City Information website 213-485-4193 323-662-2081 213-483-6335 213-250-7808 213-250-3578 213-630-3032 323-224-1363 323-224-2636 323-224-1435 213-241-0908 213-847-1416 800-834-4777 www.lacity.org

POLITICAL
1st District Ed Reyes 13th District Eric Garcetti Congressman Xavier Becerra Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard State Senator Gil Cedillo Assemblyperson Kevin de Leon LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina Mayor’s Office mayor@lacity.org

City Attorney, Rocky Delgadillo

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ECHO PARK LIBRARY HAPPENINGS
LIBRARY COMPUTER CLASSES Computer Comfort Thursday, 4pm, 4/10, 5/15 . Learn to use the Library’s electronic catalog to search for materials, renew items, and place your own holds. Learn the basics of surfing the Internet. Introduction to various databases and search engines. For adults only. Familiarity with the keyboard and mouse is recommended but not mandatory. Reservations required. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins. Computer Class for Improving Your English Tuesday, 4pm, 4/17 , 5/8 “Rosetta Stone” An introductory self-paced class to begin or improve your English language skills. Computer experience is mandatory. Introduction to Basic Web Design Tuesday, 4pm 4/3, 5/22 Learn about HTML codes to create a simple web page. Computer experience is mandatory. EVENTS Call (213) 250-7808 for information.

Library Hours Mondays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Tuesdays 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesdays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Thursdays 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fridays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturdays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sundays CLOSED Library Address Echo Park Branch Library 1410 W. Temple Street Los Angeles CA 90026 Phone 213.250.7808 213.250.3744 FAX World Wide Web Address http://www.lapl.org 24 Hour Renewal: 888-577-LAPL
JUST FOR TEENS Ongoing Echo Park Branch holds many teen activities and programs, including film screenings, art workshops, readings and skills-building activities. To learn about the current schedule of events, call or email Wendy at (213) 250-7808 or wmcpher@lapl.org.

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Tuesdays, 4-6pm. For high school students who want to go to college. Topics covered during these informal sessions include financial aid options, how to choose a college, study skills, and important things you should be doing NOW in high school to get yourself into college. Refreshments always served. Call Wendy for information at (213) 250-7808. FUN FOR KIDS Knitting Club Tuesdays 4 - 5pm 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 , 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 Game Day Thursdays 4 - 5pm 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 Reading Club Wednesday 4pm 4/25 3 - 4pm Mother Goose Storytime Tuesday 5/1 2:30 - 3:30 PM Mother’s Day Storytime Saturday 5/12 2:30—3:30pm Ice Cream Day Storytime Thursday 6/7 2:30 - 3:30pm Art with LACMA Friday 5/18, 5/25, 6/01 4 - 5:30pm Kids will learn about art from a local artist and create something new each week .

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EDENDALE LIBRARY HAPPENINGS
New! New! And New!
Your Edendale Library has so much great news. The library has significantly extended hours, staff, and programming. With these expanded hours we now have a larger staff, including new Children’s Librarian, Christa, and new Young Adult Librarian, Shellie. Please come by and meet them and check out our new programming as well. All of the following programs are free! Every Tuesday morning Parent/Baby Fun and Story time from 10:00-10:45am, especially for our little ones, 12-36 months. There will be stories, rhymes, and music. Every other Monday we have Family Story hour and crafts in the Community Room starting at 6:30pm. This is appropriate for all ages. Every Monday from 4:00-5:00 pm museum staff from LACMA is here for art classes for elementary age children.

Library Hours (starting March 1, 2007) Mondays 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Tuesdays 12 noon – 8:00 pm Wednesdays 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Thursdays 12 noon – 8:00 pm Fridays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sundays CLOSED
Library Address Edendale Branch Library 2011 W. Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 Phone (213) 207-3000 (213) 207-3097 FAX 24 Hour Renewal: 888-577-LAPL ***************

And of course, the Edendale Library Friends Society (ELFS) is at the library every Wednesday from 2-5pm with our celebrated nd th used book sales. Most of our books are 10 cents, so we have Free Yoga classes the 2 and 4 Mondays in the something for everyone. We welcome all your donations with a community room from 6:30-7:30pm for adults. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own towel and/or tax write off, and we welcome your membership for a 50% discount off our collectibles. To join or donate, call Suzi Rogers mat. at 213-250-5208, or Sheila Anthony at 323-664-1388. Books We have ongoing computer classes for adults every can also be dropped off at the back door of the library anytime Wednesday led by librarian, Nils. There are 6 different during library hours. classes covering the use of computers, e-mail, and the internet. Call the library for the hours of these classes. Our Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month, 6:307:30, in the Community Room, and discusses a different book each month. The April book will be John Adams by David McCullough. Several books have been reserved in the library for the club. Our very successful and much talked about knitting club is on-going for all ages meets 4:00pm Tuesday in the Community Room. Just bring your enthusiasm. Librarian, Langdon, even has yarn and needles! Beginners are welcome. We are already preparing for our Summer Reading Program which will start in June, and we have a series of summer concerts planned. Call the library for more details on all these programs, 213-207-3000, and speak with any librarian.

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Chamber Chat
1961 was a hopeful year. The conformist fifties were over. A vibrant, youthful John F. Kennedy had just been inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States. Disneyland had been drawing visitors from across the country to Anaheim for a mere six years. In Los Angeles the man who brought the Dodgers to Chavez Ravine, Mayor Norris Poulson, had just been replaced by colorful, outspoken Sam Yorty, newly sworn in as the city’s 47th mayor. The Los Angeles Dodgers, winners of the 1959 World Series, were playing ball to crowds of fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum while team owner Walter O’Malley waited for Dodger Stadium’s completion.

By Susan Borden

The Chamber’s stated purposes include promoting the interests of business and property owners with “goodwill, publicity and advertising”, as well as arranging “special events and celebrations, such as Spring and Fall sales” and encouraging good community relations.

Over the years the Chamber has done its best to make the business district a welcoming place for residents. It’s put on parades for July Fourth and Christmas-time, hung colored Christmas lights and decorations along Sunset Boulevard, planted street trees, handed out scholarships to local students and supported local sports leagues, among a long list of In bustling Echo Park twenty-six hopeful activities. businessmen decided to take their group, the Sunset The Chamber has championed many projects for Business Association, to its next stage. On April 10th Echo Park’s business people, too. It’s worked and 1961 they incorporated as the Echo Park Chamber of lobbied for better parking, improved trash service, Commerce with half of them named as directors of cleaner sidewalks, and crackdowns on illegal vendors the new corporation. The new directors’ businesses and “swap-meets”. To counteract street crime, the were spread out along Sunset Boulevard from 1572 Chamber raised funds for an Echo Park police stop-in Sunset (near Portia Street) to 1927 Sunset. center. Year-in and year-out the Chamber initiates Although the men whose names appear on that shopping incentive programs and publishes 1961 document are unknown to us today, the directories, newsletters and brochures for its corporation they founded has played a role in Echo members. Park life for nearly half a century. If those old-time merchants and businessmen The forty-six year old incorporation documents could have looked forward almost five decades and specify that the Chamber’s interest is in the “general seen their city today, I like to think they would still be area of the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Echo as hopeful about the future as they must have been in Park Avenue, extending one mile from the center of 1961. this intersection in all directions” — more than three square miles of big and small businesses, offices and The Chamber is still going strong under the leadership of President Mitchell Frank, of The Echo nightclub. General meetings are held residences.
monthly and the board meets weekly. For more information and to join, call 213-630-3032 or visit www.echoparkchamber.com.

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Central City Action
Staff and youth of CCAC as always, has been busy busy busy. The darkness of early evening has been lifted so the kids can play outside later. Believe me, they do not want to come back when we go play dodge ball or all in the late afternoon. Nancy Lissaman is still working diligently with some of our kids in a weekly art class. At first, a few kids balked at the idea of an art class but after a little friendly persuasion they are actually enjoying the class. The artistic creations that are adorning our kitchen area are spectacular. From watercolor designs on paper to sculptures using chicken wire and wooden dowel rods, the pieces are unique. All who participated are to be given special recognition as we are planning to host an art show for the community. Details we be made available in the near future. Nancy also had an art showing of her own downtown. Students from the art class attended the show and were noticeable impressed and amazed at Nancy’s artwork.

by Gloria
Hopefully all the tree wells along Sunset will be sprouting flowers indigenous to California. A special thanks to Susan Borden for helping us pull weeds.

We haven’t had many rummage sales but are planning to have several in the next few weeks. We will be selling Easter baskets filled with items to please any little Easter Bunny. During the Easter break, Maryanne, Sam and Miguel will be taking about 10-12 kids up to Arrowhead for a few days. The center has a friend with a chalet and hopefully the kids can play in the snow? Well, maybe snow, maybe rain? Whatever the conditions and weather might deal this happy troop, they will surely have a good time. Since a lot of the schools are changing back to traditional schedules, we will have a lot of kids off in the summer. Some of the kids will be working at Dodger Stadium. For those younger kids we will have a work program cleaning Sunset and hopefully have other opportunities for them to make some money. Give us a wave when you drive by the center or just stop by to see us. We love visits from the community.

About six of our kids have been helping David clean the median at Silverlake and the 101 FWY. The six receive a stipend for their efforts. Speaking of cleaning. Wasn’t that a great turnout for the Echo Park cleanup? I know it was hard work for everyone involved but the rewards surpassed stretch further.

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LOTUS PAD NOTES
NEWS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ECHO PARK & ANGELINO Daylight savings time is bringing us longer days once again, and that means one thing: Sunlight at the Echo Park Farmers Market! Until the time change, shoppers had been buying produce in the dark at the weekly market, which is held in the public parking lot on Echo Park Avenue, just south of Sunset Boulevard. The Market’s hours have been extended to 8 pm closing to allow use of that additional daylight. Although the low-priced fruits and vegetables are a treat, the market has brought two unexpected pleasures to Echo Park – juicy rotisserie chickens for $10 and fine walk-up Indian food. We just love the potato-ey goodness of the samosas, the spicy fried turnover-type things that sell for just $2 each. WHILE THE FARMERS' MARKET IS PERKING UP, there's also been a bit of activity further down Sunset Boulevard, where nightclub owner Mitchell Frank has bought another bar. Frank, best known for his involvement in Spaceland on Silver Lake Boulevard and the Echo on Sunset, is one of the new owners of El Prado, the Mexican cowboy bar between Happy Tom and Par Paint.

HEIGHTS

by E.P. Lagoso

kids, is down to just over 250. Mayberry Elementary is down to just over 400, and Logan Elementary School is a little over 700 – down from 1,300 five years ago!

You've gotta wonder. What is the school district smoking? The district STILL insists on building a new 875-seat elementary school six blocks from Logan, a place where 100 students have disappeared every year for the last five years. The school is supposed to go up on Alvarado just south of Sunset – that section of our neighborhood where 50 families lost their homes, all thanks to our fine school district. ***

SPEAKING OF DISAPPEARING FAMILIES, the Angelus Temple is making a play to demolish even more homes in Echo Park. The church, which is on The place has been empty for weeks, with the north side of Echo Park Lake, went to the Los workers constructing a new bar and exposing the Angeles City Building and Safety Department and brick on the walls. No word on whether the name, or asked for permission to raze an eight-unit apartment the cowboys, will get to stay. bungalow court on Glendale Boulevard, a duplex on Lemoyne Street and another four-unit apartment on Lemoyne. Meanwhile, some of the apartments owned by Angelus Temple on Echo Park Avenue have also been cleaned out. So far, the building department hasn't given any approval for the demolition. But Angelus Temple has shown no signs of backing away from its big ENROLLMENT IN OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS construction proposal – an enormous multi-story continues to fall. The Los Angeles Unified School parking garage covering half a block. District posted its latest figures the 2006-07 school *** year, and they are making us gasp! Elysian Heights Here's a happy development. The Echo Park Elementary School, which once had more than 500 Boathouse got back its red tile roof! After years of going bare, Los Angeles City Council member Eric Garcetti's office scrounged up the cash to re-roof the Opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the writers 1932 Spanish-style boathouse. Park officials relit the and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Echo Park lighthouse last year. Could a fresh coat of paint be Improvement Association next?

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