Daily Archives: April 13, 2012

L.A. River roars to life

Today’s storm turned the Los Angeles River into a torrent of brown water and white foam as tree branches, foam cups and an occasional brave bird rode the rapids as the water passed under the Fletcher Drive bridge in Elysian Valley. The river, judging by the debris left on the pathway at right, had receded by a few feet by ... Read More »

Eastside Property: The economics of an Echo Park bungalow court

Only a few years ago it would have been hard to imagine that the gentrification of Echo Park would have crept down from the hills and into the 1400 block of Echo Park Avenue, where pedestrians once had to walk around an obstacle course of abandoned mattresses and sofas as gang members in white knee-high socks stared down passersby. The ... Read More »

Who will ride to the rescue of the Silver Lake saddle?

Last year Silver Lake residents selected a saddle-shaped steel structure to serve as the focus of a new public plaza on what is now a patch of asphalt at Sunset Junction. But after the creators of the winning entry spent several months refining their design, the entire project is on hold until the city finds sufficient money to build the ... Read More »

City celebrates Atwater Village creek restoration

View North Atwater Creek Restoration in a larger map City officials gathered near the Los Angeles River in Atwater Village on Thursday to dedicate the restoration of North Atwater Creek, a seasonal stream which flows into the river, and the expansion of North Atwater Park.  The project was hailed as setting the tone for other improvements intended to clean up ... Read More »

LAPD seeks public’s help in solving Angeleno Heights slaying

With a memorial service planned this morning for Etsael Cardenas Jr, the 21-year-old Angeleno Heights resident who was fatally shot while sitting in his car last weekend, the police have issued a Community Alert seeking more information as the killer remains at large (Click on the link below larger versions of the notice in English and Spanish). Cardenas had been ... Read More »

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Atwater, Boyle Heights, City Terrace, Eagle Rock, East L.A., Glassell Park & Mt. Washington

Memorial for Angeleno Heights shooting victim held today. Patch 51st Assembly candidates discuss sidewalk vending and economic development of East L.A. EGP News Atwater Villager of The Year resigns neighborhood council after moving out of neighborhood. A.V. Now Police searching for suspect in attempted kidnapping of a Boyle Heights 14-year-old girl. The Voice/Facebook & ABC7 Artist Ed Ruscha returns to ... Read More »