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Councilman wants to permanently close Silver Lake tunnel

SILVER LAKE -- In 1924 a 75-foot-long tunnel was opened underneath Sunset Boulevard at Golden Gate Avenue to create a safe passage for children and other pedestrians walking to Micheltorena Elementary. It has been many years, however, since school kids have passed through the tunnel on ...

Dorris Place Elementary

Elysian Valley wants recycled water pipe put someplace else

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.

City smooths over the rough roads of Elysian Park

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.

Silver Lake still waiting for its saddle sculpture

SILVER LAKE -- City officials on broke ground this week on a $1.75 million Sunset Junction street improvement project that will repair broken curbs and sidewalks and add bump outs and bike racks. But what about that $125,000 public sculpture shaped like a saddle?

Silver Lake Reservoir is going down, down, down

SILVER LAKE -- What looks like a giant bath tub ring has formed around the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs as the water level has been slowing dropping. Has the L.A. Department of Water & Power already begun to drain the reservoirs as part of a pipeline construction project? No,the agency said it has not begun draining the pair of reservoirs. But it also has not been refilling them either. Read More »

A sky-high view of the Figueroa-Riverside Bridge demolition

The Figueroa-Riverside Bridge appears to be getting more attention in its final days than it had in several decades as photographers chronicle its demolition from different angles. These aerial shots came from TopViewPix, an aerial real estate photography firm that is located a short distance from the bridge in Elysian Valley. Read More »