LOS FELIZ — Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a fire that engulfed a two-story, hillside home tonight in the 1400 block of Sanborn Avenue, sending a thick plume of flame visible from East Hollywood, Silver Lake and other neighboring communities. It took more ... Read More »
Eastside Weekend: Trains and Derby Dolls in El Sereno; bird watching on the L.A. River; street art show in Echo Park
Lot's to do this weekend - watch roller derby players or model trains roll in El Sereno or spend Saturday morning bird watching along the L.A. River.
This weekend's open house opens range from classic Echo Park bungalows on Sunset Boulevard to several condo options in Monterey Hills.
New housing planned for Elysian Valley; opponents block charter school from opening at Roosevelt High
MORNING REPORT: A developer is planning to build 117 homes and a small amount of retail space on an industrial site near the L.A. River in Elysian Valley ... A business group has recommended that more housing be developed along the L.A. River ... A charter school has dropped plans to move into several classrooms at Roosevelt High in Boyle Heights after facing opposition. EGP News
This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo overlooking Echo Park Lake features spectacular views, as well as hard wood floors, central air, dishwasher, washer and dryer, pool access and more. Situated in the gated Lago Vista complex – designed by modernist architect Allyn Morris – with off street parking. Offered at $499,900 .
SILVER LAKE -- A possum turned the chain link fence around the Silver Lake Reservoir into a climbing wall this morning. Amy Seidenwurm took some photos as the possum scaled the fence but then there was trouble - it appeared to get stuck at the top and could not come down, prompting a possum rescue. Animal control officers were called and brought the possum back down, Seidenwurm said.
ECHO PARK -- The big hole in the ground at Temple Street and Union Avenue is getting filled up soon as preparations begin to build a four-story apartment building.
ECHO PARK -- The LAPD Rampart Division is warning area pet owners of scam being operated by two women who were able to steal one dog by posing as officers with the department's Animal Cruelty Task Force.
ELYSIAN VALLEY -- A proposal to build a two-mile-long pipeline to bring and irrigate Elysian Park with recycled water seems like a good idea in a time of severe drought. Installing that pipeline, however, would require digging up the streets of Elysian Valley as well as the popular L.A. River path, triggering opposition among residents, some of whom want the pipe rerouted to avoid the "mess" of construction.
ELYSIAN VALLEY — At least two vehicles collided this morning near Riverside Drive near Stadium Way. Jennifer Deines snapped photo the scene after 8 a.m. after LAFD had arrived on the scene. No word on injuries but Deines said they appeared to be minor. Read More »
Gold Line trains halted in Highland Park; living in the shadow of an Echo Park small-lot project; actor wins praise for playing a chimp in an Atwater theater
MORNING REPORT: Metro halted Gold Line trains service between the Filmore and Southwest Museum stations this morning to repair damaged overhead wires in South Pasadena. Buses were being used to transport passengers on that portion of the line ... A former "House of Cards" actor passes on a TV pilot to play a chimpanzee in an Atwater play. L.A. Times
With Phase One already 50% sold, response to the new model homes at RiverPark — open daily from 10 am to 6 pm — has been extremely enthusiastic! Consumers appreciate how spacious, airy and livable these single-family detached and paired homes feel, with easy entertainment flow and high-caliber finishes throughout. Read More »
CYPRESS PARK -- For many people, riding a bike is considered a recreational pursuit better left to those who are young and don't have to haul around bags of groceries and kids. But bike shop owner and cycling advocate Josef Bray-Ali has long challenged that view. To make his point, he and his 7-year-old daughter recently rode a cargo bike to a Dodger game from his shop in Cypress Park in about 30 minutes.
SILVER LAKE -- Imagine walking your dog at night, and then suddenly, your furry friend is quickly whisked away by an elusive coyote and disappears into the night.
MORNING REPORT: Plan to build an 80-unit apartment building with ground-floor shops at Mariachi Plaza has raised concern about gentrification in Boyle Heights residents ... Supporters of Chicken Boy, the fiberglass statue that rises above Figueroa Street, are seeking to raise $2,500 to repaint and repaid bird poop damage
The very best of Silver Lake living is all right here in this character Spanish circa 1926. Move right in to this lovely 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with original details and thoughtful updates on a great stretch of Lake View Avenue in the heart of one of the best neighborhoods in L.A.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS - One person was shot by officers this afternoon as they responded to a call of an attempted suicide, according to the LAPD. Read More »