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Locally grown produce delivery in Echo Park

August 10, 2010 | 12:06 pm

Produce delivery in Echo Park: Echo Park Now reports that Community Supported Agriculture will start delivering local produce to Echo Park residents:

With a $25.00 per week subscription (or every other week, your choice), CSA will drop off locally grown produce for you to pack up in your own bag (and don't forget to bring your own bag!).

New storm drains: ABC7 has a video about how new storm drains will help keep junk out of the L.A. River and local beaches:

To demonstrate how the storm drains work, officials in Long Beach simulated what happens when it rains. The retractable screen opens, water and trash go in, but a second screen inside the drain captures the debris. Crews will vacuum it out periodically. It's paid for with $10 million in federal stimulus money.

Echo Park swap meet drama: The Eastsider L.A. reports on the latest efforts to quash the Echo Park swap meet:

The LAPD returned to Echo Park Lake today for the second consecutive Sunday to keep swap meet vendors out of the park. But, unlike last weekend when police cleared the park of peddlers by issuing tickets for solicitation on public property, today they were enforcing a different law.

Food trucks on TV: Several L.A. food trucks are slated to appear on Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race." The Orange County Register reports the latest is Crepes Bonaparte, based in Fullerton:

The gourmet food trucks specialize in different culinary styles – from French to Cajun inspired foods. The six-episode series will take the trucks on a coast-to-coast battle that involves several "Truck Stop" challenges.

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