Friday, August 1, 2014

Elysian Valley stories, photos and 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 »

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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 »

5 Questions for L.A. River kayaker and neighborhood councilman Steve Appleton


Elysian Valley artist Steve Appleton lived a Huckleberry Finn lifestyle growing up in Michigan near natural springs, rivers and other bodies of water. So it’s no surprise to find Appleton leading groups down the Los Angeles River via kayak as a tour guide for L.A. River ... Read More »

New Riverside Drive bridge opens to traffic

One day after a city commission voted against preserving the old Riverside Drive bridge, traffic began flowing on the partially completed, replacement bridge being constructed next to the old structure that links Cypress Park and Elysian Valley. Traffic was shifted today from the old, L-shaped  bridge (pictured ... Read More »

L.A. River becomes a hot property

Elysian Valley housing or apartment development 1-7-2014 1-03-50 AM

ELYSIAN VALLEY — The reopening of the L.A. River on Memorial Day for a summer of kayaking, fishing and hiking is a reminder of the channel’s potential to create a miles-long park and recreation zone in the middle of the city. But the revival of the ... Read More »

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L.A. River to reopen for another summer of recreation

ELYSIAN VALLEY — A stretch of the Los Angeles River will once again be open for fishing, kayaking, hiking and other recreational pursuits starting Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. For the second year in a row,  the public will be able to access the river at specific ... Read More »