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Sunday, January 22, 2017

History

Can historic designation save an Echo Park bungalow court?

ECHO PARK - Are a set of bungalows from the 1920s historically significant? As developers try to replace the Spanish-Revival style dwellings at 1456 Echo Park Avenue with as many as a dozen new three-story homes, one tenant has nominated the 94-year-old cluster of residences as a historic cultural monument. Read More »

New era begins for Police Academy in Elysian Park

With a blast of streamers and confetti shaped like police badges, the LAPD today celebrated the grand-reopening of the police academy in Elysian Park after an extensive renovation and the construction of new facilities. The project includes a new, $18.7 million training facility on the academy ... Read More »

Rediscovering Echo Park’s ‘Avenue of the Athletes’

ECHO PARK — Los Angeles’ little-known Avenue of the Athletes — the sports version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame — is given a fresh profile by author David Davis for Zocalo. He sheds more light on the man responsible for the endeavor. Residents of Echo Park may ... Read More »

El Sereno historic district comes up for review

EL SERENO ––  The Cultural Heritage Commission is scheduled to review a proposal later this week to create the neighborhood’s first historic district that would protect several blocks dotted with Craftsman-style homes and other historic buildings. Some of the first structures in the proposed El Sereno-Berkshire Craftsman ... Read More »