ECHO PARK : Residents Fight Back With Paintbrushes

A group of residents will again be cleaning up graffiti Saturday morning.

Organized by the Echo Park Improvement Assn., the paint-outs are conducted every other month and target primarily Sunset Boulevard businesses, according to organizer Yeu-Wei Yee.

About 30 Echo Park residents and 30 teen-agers from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps work for three hours, painting over graffiti with supplies provided by the city’s Operation Clean Sweep program, Yee said. The workers will picnic near Echo Park Lake with food and beverages donated by the local Domino’s Pizza and Pioneer Market.

Painters will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the offices of the Central City Action Committee, 1160 Glendale Blvd., south of the Sunset Boulevard overpass. Lunch will be served about 11:30 a.m. at Echo Park, Yee said.


Information: (213) 882-4835.