Monday, September 1, 2014

Elysian Valley stories, photos and more

Conan O’Brien Skeptical But Historic Boat Race Set For Labor Day Weekend In Elysian Valley


As many as a hundred racers in kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards will gather Labor Day weekend in the Elysian Valley for the first-ever L.A. River Boat Race. Read More »

Bulletin Board: Make History: Paddle in the First Ever LA River Boat Race


Submitted by LA River Expeditions Racers are needed for the first ever LA River Boat Race Aug. 30. Kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboarders will compete for the sheer thrill of it on a mostly flatwater course. The whole thing should take you between between six and ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Frogtown Neighborhood Dodgeball League signing up members


Submitted by Michael World  of the Dodgeball Society Catch the fun and join a Dodgeball league today. Frogtown Thursday Night league begins August 28th. Teams are co-ed and play with no-sting rubber balls to the best/worst music of all times. Bust out the spandex and join ... Read More »

Elysian Valley welcomes park expansion


ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Residents and public officials on Saturday gathered to celebrate the transformation of a former dirt lot in Elysian Valley into a river-adjacent recreational oasis. Read More »

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


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 »

Breaking up the Figueroa-Riverside Bridge


Workers have begun dismantling the steel and concrete Figueroa-Riverside bridge a few weeks after a grassroots campaign to save and reuse the L.A. River span failed to change the minds of city officials. Read More »

For Sale: PRICE REDUCED: Elysian Valley Creative Compound!


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


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 »

With demolition near, a wake is held for old Figueroa-Riverside Bridge

Wake for old Figueroa-Riverside Bridge. Photo by Nathan Solis 6-8-2014 6-21-08 PM

On Sunday,  a group of locals gathered on  the old  Figueroa-Riverside bridge for what was  described as a wake for the  structure that  spans the L.A. River   between Cypress Park and Elysian Valley.  With demolition eminent, families picnicked on the bridge, mothers played tag and ... Read More »

L.A. Council members make a big splash on the L.A. River


Echo Park’s Lotus Festival used to be the scene of an annual canoe race between employees or rival council districts.  But maybe now it’s time to move that competition to the L.A. River.  That’s where council members Mitch O’Farrell and Nury Martinez raced in kayaks in ... Read More »