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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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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 »