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Elysian Valley hopping with free music in July at the Frog Spot

ELYSIAN VALLEY — The Frog Spot, the riverfront outreach center of the Friends of the Los Angeles River, presents live music throughout the month of July and hosts a Saturday afternoon beer garden and “Pop Up Food Fest.” The Frog Spots books new and veteran performers presenting an eclectic mix of musical genres, ranging from jazz and country to rock and ... Read More »

Frogtown bike shop is now also full restaurant

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Calling itself “the first combination bike shop/cafe in Los Angeles,” Spoke Bicycle Cafe has expanded its menu into a full-service restaurant. Located along the L.A. River bike and pedestrian path, Spoke Bicycle was opened by avid cyclists Laurie Winston and Richard Latronica  as a bike shop and events venue, with just some refreshments on the weekends, according to their ... Read More »

Get Those Kayaks Ready: L.A. River to reopen for summer recreation

ELYSIAN VALLEY — When a section of the L.A. River was opened during the summer of 2013  for kayaking, hiking and fishing , some wondered if anyone would come.  But, many did come, and,  more are expected this summer as the L.A. River Recreation Zone in Elysian Valley reopens on Memorial Day, May 29, for its fifth season. The River ... Read More »

Market Watch: What are houses and condos selling for in Elysian Valley?

ELYSIAN VALLEY — During the last three months, the average sales price of all  homes and condos sold in Elysian Valley — aka Frogtown –was $614,824, according to Redfin.com. The average home that was sold had 2.3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,269-square-feet of space. The average home lasted 37.1 days on the market before it was sold.  More than half of ... Read More »

For Rent: Stunning Newly Constructed Elysian Valley House

2817 Knox Ave | $3,695/month | Property Website If you’re looking for a perfectly peaceful place to live with all the modern amenities, then this is the house for you! A beautiful modern black and glass paned door lead to the open layout living room and kitchen where natural light pours in from all directions. The kitchen is the center ... Read More »

Time to take a Slow Ride for safety on the L.A. River path

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Christine Mills is a fan of the L.A. River Path, having ridden her bike on it many times. But, as a pedestrian on the path, Mills has been frustrated and angered by what she describes as the rude and careless behavior of cyclists who race past. After an elderly neighbor was badly hurt after being hit by ... Read More »

Councilman tells competitive cyclists to steer clear of the L.A. River Path

ELYSIAN VALLEY –– The recent bike vs. pedestrian crash that left an elderly woman badly injured on the L.A. River Path has officials reminding the public that the narrow path must be shared by cyclists and pedestrians.   But one type of cyclist, says Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, is not welcome on the path: competitive cyclists.  In a letter released this ... Read More »

Feds expand flood risk zone in Atwater Village and Elysian Valley

The Army Corps of Engineers said that more than 3,000 properties – most of them in Atwater Village and Elysian Valley – are at risk during major flooding along the L.A. River, says the L.A. Times. That’s much higher than previous estimates and means more property owners will have to buy mandatory  flood insurance and developers might be forced to ... Read More »

Frogtown Brewery makes the leap into Elysian Valley [update]

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Frogtown Brewery has hopped into Elysian Valley, according to Eater LA. Expect communal seating in a warehouse space, surrounded by exposed rafters and heavy wooden accents. Local beer collections from owners Mike Voss and master brewer Adam Kestal are featured as well as IPAs, witbier and saison. Frogtown Brewery is located in the 2900 block of Gilroy ... Read More »