Daily Archives: March 25, 2015

Art Deco relic on San Fernando Road now going for $2.3 million

GLASSELL PARK -- There's nothing like some Art Deco and Streamline Moderne touches to dress up a relatively simple commercial building. For example, the former Hemphill Diesel Engineering School built in 1923 on San Fernando Road near Division Street features a gold colored frieze filled with Machine Age imagery, including speeding trains, ocean going ships, dirigibles and even a tank.

New permit-parking district in the works for Echo Park

ECHO PARK -- With the growing popularity of Sunset Boulevard as a place to shop, dine and drink, there's also been an increase in complaints from residents about a parking crunch and more traffic on nearby residential streets. That's why Councilman Mitch O'Farrell has requested that the Department of Transportation establish a temporary permit parking district for some streets northwest of Sunset and Alvarado.

Man injured in Echo Park shooting

ECHO PARK - A 24-year-old man suffered a superficial gunshot wound Tuesday night after a passenger emerged from a dark-colored vehicle and opened fire before fleeing with the victim's bike, police said. Read More »

City might end up paying more for L.A. River restoration; making the Arroyo Seco more accessible; big rig crash closes southbound I-5

MORNING REPORT: The city could end up paying a for a larger share of the L.A. River restoration project than originally expected, with current estimates ranging from $965 million to $1.2 billion ... A pedestrian advocate says the Arroyo Seco needs to be more accessible to Northeast L.A. neighborhoods ... A section of the southbound 5 Freeway through Boyle Heights and East L.A. was closed for several hours this morning after a big-rig truck overturned