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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Elysian Valley stories, photos and 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 »

For Sale: PRICE REDUCED: Elysian Valley Creative Compound!

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2715 Fruitdale St | Map 674,000 | Property Website OPEN HOUSE: July 13th 1-4pm! Motivated Seller!! Unique opportunity to own a 3 unit creative compound in prime Elysian Valley. An excellent live-work opportunity, the secluded property features two homes and a commercial studio, perfect for musicians, ... Read More »

Lost in Elysian Valley: Lost–Black Cat

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He was taken from Pasadena and his collar was found at Blake/Harwood. He is very sweet/mellow and answers to the name “Edgar”. He’s an all black adult male with no white markings and yellow eyes. I am beyond crushed by him being taken. Reward for anyone ... Read More »