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Eastown Community Association partners with Urban Roots to grow its community garden

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Growing food can be transformative. South Central LA resident and urban gardening proponent, Ron Finley has said, "Growing your own food is like printing your own money." In his guerilla gardening TED Talk, he has said he, "Witnessed...

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Take a fresh look at Uptown

by (chadsystma)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last week I bumped into an old friend and his family in Eastown. It was somewhat shocking to both of us that it had been almost 10 years since we had last connected in person. We joked how typical it’s become for the gravity of work and kids...

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The rewards of serving one's neighborhood

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 02-03-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Heather Colletto, ECA Board member Since joining the Eastown Community Association (ECA)’s board of directors, I have had the privilege of being a part of conversations that shape our community. As a nonprofit professional in my...

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Why Place Matters

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Christopher Cork  I was recently reminded why I joined the ECA board and why I love our neighborhood. I have been part of discussions about the proposed Family Fare gas station at Fulton and Carlton through our board meetings, but...

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Eastown to host annual Bizarre Bazaar this Saturday

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community Association and the Eastown Business Association are hosting their annual artist market, Bizarre Bazaar. This year’s event will be held on June 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors will be set up along Wealthy Street, between...

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Can I help you?

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Anthony Martin, ECA Vice President I am a committed Eastown resident who cares about his community and the improvement of Sigsbee Park. I have personally been involved with the welfare and improvement of Sigsbee Park since 2009; I have...

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Bizarre Bazaar

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under

The Eastown Community Association along with the Eastown Business Association are hosting their annual Bizarre Bazaar, a staple event in the Eastown community. This year’s event will be held along Wealthy Street on June 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m....

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Eastown Community Association Hosts Annual Meeting, Announces Wilcox Park Five Year Plan

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 02-05-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Saturday, February 8, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) will host its annual meeting, an event that, according to ECA Executive Director Lindsey Ruffin, is a perfect time for Eastown residents to learn more about the ECA and also to meet...

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Building blocks of community

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Lindsey Ruffin All of the blocks within Eastown function in a unique way depending on the people on the block, their involvement level, and the wants and needs of the residents. Residents on some blocks have monthly celebrations, some...

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Eastown Community Association hosts pancake breakfast

by (Brittany Beezhold)

Submitted 02-14-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The smell of sausage, maple syrup and warm pancakes rose as cold air swirled outside. The sound of friendly chatter was met with warm smiles. On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) hosted its annual meeting and pancake...

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