Saturday, October 21, 2017

Jensen's Recreation Center Sign Lighting


ECHO PARK - Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell will host a block party to celebrate the ceremonial relighting of the iconic sign perched on top of the historic Jensen’s Recreation Center on Sunset Boulevard.

A community celebration and ceremonial ‘flipping the switch’ will take place on Friday, October 27, 5-7 p.m., on the north side of Sunset Boulevard at Logan Street, next to the Lassen’s parking lot. 

Built in 1924, Jensen’s Recreation Center (1706 Sunset Boulevard) is an early 20th century mixed-use property featuring 46 residential units and pedestrian-oriented retail space. The building originally featured a bowling alley and billiards parlor on its ground floor, and recently underwent renovations including rehabilitation of the rooftop sign.

The 17’x28’ animated sign, which reads “Jensen’s Recreation Center,” depicts a bowler throwing a strike. The sign contains 1,300 red, green, and white light bulbs, and is billed as the last remaining articulated incandescent sign of this type and size in the United States. The sign has been inoperable for most of the past 50 years.

The building was one of the first in Los Angeles to feature a mix of residential and entertainment uses and was declared a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument in 1998.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Battle for the Net - Why Net Neutrality Matters


We made a short video that explains why net neutrality matters, and how Internet users can take action to tell the FCC and Congress to protect the open web at all costs through BattleForTheNet.com.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Measure S Mini-Forum


EPIA Presents:
Measure S Mini-Forum

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm
 
Confused About Measure S?  Do you love it or hate it?  Want to learn more?

Please join the Echo Park Improvement Association's Neighborhood Issues Committee as we host a special mini-forum on Measure S, the controversial anti-discretionary development proposal on the March 7th ballot.

The EPIA has invited representatives from both the Pro and Anti-Measure S organizations to each speak about the the ballot proposition. This will be followed with a moderated Q&A.

All are welcome! Bring yourself, your neighbors, your input, and join us at Barlow Hospital, located at 2000 Stadium Way, in Williams Hall.