Thursday, November 26, 2015

Elysian Valley stories, photos and more

Police pursuit of shooting suspect ends in Elysian Valley

Suspect was apprehended on Ripple Street after crashing car on freeway

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Police apprehended a shooting suspect tonight in Elysian Valley following a brief pursuit that ended after the man crashed the vehicle near the junction of the 2 and 5 freeways and ran off into neighborhood streets. The incident began in Cypress Park where ... Read More »

Sky-high view of the new Riverside-Figueroa Bridge

figueroa riverside bridge nov 2015

It’s been more than two years since work began on building a replacement for the Riverside-Figueroa bridge, which crosses the L.A. River between Cypress Park and Elysian Valley. Photographer Kevin Break supplied an aerial photo of the construction site taken from a drone last week when work ... Read More »

Elysian Valley kayaker leaves his disability on the shore

Kayaker Andy Janicki paddles away | Courtesy Andy Janicki

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- “The one that about being in a wheelchair is that you are often looking down on the ground, making sure you won’t run over something, watching for rocks or other obstacles,” says 32-year-old Andy Janicki. “When you are in a kayak, you can look up and all around. It’s a whole new experience that empowers those with disabilities.” Read More »

One man found fatally shot in Elysian Valley [updated]

1600 blake avenue map

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was found inside a parked vehicle in the 1600 block of Blake Avenue this afternoon. Officers found the victim at about 4 p.m., said LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez. “It’s being treated as ... Read More »

Lost in Elysian Heights: Orange Tabby kitten


Our two month old Orange tabby kitten ran away from our Baxter home Thursday evening around 8pm. She ran up Princeton Ave from Baxter (across from Elysian school). She is very scared and needs to get back home ASAP. Please please let me know if anyone ... Read More »