ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — It’s been nearly five years since the first phase of an 18-acre chunk of new parkland opened on a hillside that rises up from Riverside Drive. The park has a basketball court, playgrounds, picnic areas and trails. What it does not have is ... Read More »
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ECHO PARK –– Wedged between homes and alleyways, Patton Street Park and Garden occupies less than half an acre of property. But when the new park officially opens this coming weekend, visitors will find a lot to do in the relatively small space, which has been ... Read More »
The City Council is moving forward to once again ban unpermitted vendors from city parks after being virtually powerless for years to stop such vending that included swap meets at Echo Park Lake and private yoga classes in the Silver Lake Meadow.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- For many years a section of grass and dirt in front of the Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center in Lincoln Park has served as a parking lot for staff and patrons. That’s going to change after $833,000 in public funds have been allocated to build a paved and landscaped lot a few steps from the front of center. But a Lincoln Heights resident is asking why the city has approved turning a section of the park into a parking lot.
Driving and biking the narrow and crumbling roads of Elysian Park has been like running an obstacle course, with visitors having to maneuver around giant pot holes, large cracks and missing chunks of pavement. In recent weeks, however, motorists and cyclists have faced different types of obstacles in the form of detours, bulldozers and work crews. It's part of $2.3 million project to resurface the park's miles of roads.
HIGHLAND PARK — Throngs of kids and adults swarmed over York Park today during a grand opening celebration and street festival for the $3 million park and playground, complete with a rattlesnake slide and outdoor xylophone.
Boyle Heights — Hollenbeck Park would receive $1 million in improvements under a deal between the city and a Chinese developer building a massive Downtown L.A. project. The money would come from Greenland LA Metropolis Acquisition, which is building a giant residential and commercial development in ... Read More »
MONTECITO HEIGHTS -- In high school Roy Payan ran the hills of Montecito Heights for cross country. He remembers being chased by road runner hens and a very green place with rabbits and lizards high above the city in a place known as Flat Top. Today, Payan, a 57-year-old retiree, walks the trail to Flat Top and the area is bare. Beer bottles and bullet casings also litter the ground. But the glamour of Flat Top can’t be denied, like a stage atop a hill with the citizens of Los Angeles below as the audience. Read More »
MONTECITO HEIGHTS – A large parcel of undeveloped hillside will become public parkland instead of a private housing project after government officials pledged $1.4 million to buy the the hill known as Flat Top. The purchase of about 37 acres is expected to be completed next ... Read More »
SILVER LAKE — The 1990s dance hit “The Power” blares from a portable stereo as a group of men and woman do push ups on colorful mats spread across the Silver Lake Meadow. “Nice job!” yells the fitness instructor leading the group. “Stay strong! Stay strong!” ... Read More »