Friday, February 27, 2015

Elysian Valley stories, photos and more

Fatal motorcycle crash at 2 & 5 freeway junction

ELYSIAN VALLEY-- A fatal motorcycle crash tonight has shut down the transition road from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 Freeway, reports the CHP. A SigAlert was declared at about 6 p.m., with officials expecting the transition road to be closed for at least two hours.

How long does it take to repair a street light? Depends on where you live


It took the city significantly longer on average to repair broken street lights in Echo Park, Elysian Valley and Silver Lake than many other parts of the city, according to a Daily News story. It took an average of 8 days to repair a street light in the three communities while some areas had to wait only two or three days on average. One Elysian Valley resident waited 118 days to have a light fixed.

New Elysian Valley residential project proposed for parking lot


ELYSIAN VALLEY - - An investment group is seeking to build 49 residential units and commercial space on what is now a primarily a parking lot, the most recent development proposed for property adjacent to the L.A. River. The investors have hired Los Angeles architect Lorcan O'Herlihy to design the development at 1901 Blake Avenue.

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Elysian Valley school gets in shape with the help of the YMCA

Courtesy of Dorris Elementary School

ELYSIAN VALLEY – In early January a team of four energetic YMCA youth coaches debuted their school-based fitness program at Dorris Place Elementary School in the Elysian Valley. School administration, staff and parents were searching for a supplemental physical education program for more than three years, and ... Read More »

Bomb squad called to Elysian Valley [update]


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 »