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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Bomb squad called to Elysian Valley [update]

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — Police have closed Riverside Drive to traffic this morning to allow the LAPD’s bomb squad to inspect a suspicious item that was reported on top of an electrical utility box, said an officer at the Northeast Division Station.  Police began sealing off the ... Read More »

Five Questions for Elysian Valley Artist Michael Todd on the eve of the Frogtown Art Walk

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ELYSIAN VALLEY -- You could call Michael Todd one of the unofficial founding fathers of the Frogtown art scene; Todd moved into his studio off Ripple Avenue near the Los Angeles River more than 30 years ago and has seen this working-class area morph from factories and warehouses into a burgeoning art community with studios, galleries and work spaces — albeit still tinged with the down-to-earth neighborhood grittiness. Read More »

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

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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 »