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Friday, September 30, 2016

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Why taking a dip in the L.A. River may be hazardous to your health

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Heading down to the L.A. River this summer? Maybe you should avoid getting wet, according to a water quality study conducted in Elysian Valley and other parts of the river. The study by the environmental group Heal the Bay found high levels bacteria in the water, prompting the group to warn visitors to limit their contact with the water and avoid swimming or dunking your head in the water. Read More »

Dining scene emerging in Elysian Valley

Salazar is one of Elysian Valley's new restaurants

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Until recently, when it came to eating out in the neighborhood, locals just had one choice: Rick’s Drive-In & Out burger stand. Now, Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown has a few more dining options and more are planning to opening soon. Read More »

Lost in Elysian Valley: Dog named Perrie

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She is a small white dog and is Very friendly . She escaped our gate on July 4th due to fireworks . Please call if you have any information Contact: (323)333-7770 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

4th of July fire breaks out in L.A. River [updated]

Photo courtesy Jade

ELYSIAN VALLEY — A fire that one witness said was ignited by skyrockets scorched an approximately half-acre of brush and trees in the L.A. River on Monday night. LAFD spokeswoman Erik Scott said there were no reports of injuries from the blaze that broke out in ... Read More »

Lost in Elysian Valley: Sweet lhasa Apso dog

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Late Friday night, June 3rd, our little Bella, perhaps spooked by some fireworks, got out of a fenced yard in Frogtown around Patridge/Mellon. Bella is a sweet but shy 17 lb brindle color Lhasa Apso. She unfortunately was not wearing her collar at the time of ... Read More »

New gates intended to keep cars off the L.A. River path

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Motor vehicles are prohibited on the L.A. River path, but cars, trucks and motorcycles have been seen every once in a while on the path reserved for cyclists and pedestrians. Last October, however, there were renewed calls to keep motor vehicles off the ... Read More »

Lost in Elysian Valley: Siamese cat

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Not been home for a week. Usually hangs out anywhere from the Alessandro schoolyard to the 2 freeway. Has anyone seen her? White collar and tag. Contact: [email protected] Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here. . Read More »

Elysian Valley drill team steps into the holidays

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ELYSIAN VALLEY -- The holiday season is parade season for coach Norma Ruiz and the 100 members of 1st Impression. In a high-ceilinged studio and gym on Gilroy Street, the drill team has been rigorously practicing new routines in preparation for the upcoming Echo Park Community Parade. It’s one of four parades the group will perform in during the holidays. Read More »

Police pursuit of shooting suspect ends in Elysian Valley

Suspect was apprehended on Ripple Street after crashing car on freeway

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Police apprehended a shooting suspect tonight in Elysian Valley following a brief pursuit that ended after the man crashed the vehicle near the junction of the 2 and 5 freeways and ran off into neighborhood streets. The incident began in Cypress Park where ... Read More »

Sky-high view of the new Riverside-Figueroa Bridge

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It’s been more than two years since work began on building a replacement for the Riverside-Figueroa bridge, which crosses the L.A. River between Cypress Park and Elysian Valley. Photographer Kevin Break supplied an aerial photo of the construction site taken from a drone last week when work ... Read More »