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Friday, April 24, 2015

LAFD puts out Los Feliz house fire

House fire in the 1400 block of Sanborn Ave | Eyal Amiran

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 »

New housing planned for Elysian Valley; opponents block charter school from opening at Roosevelt High

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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

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Hanging out at the Silver Lake Reservoir

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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.

Elysian Valley wants recycled water pipe put someplace else

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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.

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

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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

RiverPark is making a big splash

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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 »

How dad and daughter pedaled their way to a Dodgers game

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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.

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