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LAPD SWAT team to get a new home for Christmas

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN -- Archaeological discoveries and a tight market for contractors and materials have slowed the conversion of the former Rampart police station into the new home for the LAPD SWAT team and the rest of the Metro Division. But city officials say the project is on target to be finished in December, more than a year behind schedule Read More »

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?