Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Elysian Valley stories, photos and more

Speed humps in the news

Budget cuts in 2009 prompted the city to bring a halt to what it called The Los Angeles Speed Hump Program, which paid for those those asphalt humps and bumps used to slow down traffic, primarily on residential streets. But Councilman Tom LaBonge, who represents Los ... Read More »

For Sale: Elysian Valley Creative Compound!


2715 Fruitdale St  |  $750,000  |  Property Website Excellent Live – Work opportunity to be delivered 100% vacant! Two separate homes on a lot,plus one commercial space with separate entrance and full bath. Conveniently located off of Fletcher and Riverside Dr, adjacent to the I-5 Freeway. ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Silver Lake beauty specialists set up shop in Frogtown

There is no shortage of places to get your hair cut and colored in Silver Lake, where stylist Tamara Perry and color specialist Vanessa McGrath worked in a high-end salon. So when it came time to open their business, they settled in Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, ... Read More »

New park takes shape in Elysian Valley

MRCA Elysian Valley Park 2-15-2014 4-53-54 AM

Cyclists and pedestrians passing through Elysian Valley on the L.A. River Path have been able to get a sneak peek at what will become the neighborhood’s newest green space: Marsh Park.  Scheduled to be completed this summer, the new three-acres of parkland will serve as an ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Adult, Senior and Mommy & Me fitness classes

Submitted by Elysian Valley Recreation Center New fitness classes! Mommy and me fitness on Mondays at 11am-12pm for only $10 monthly Adult walking club on Thursdays from 9-10am, free! Senior Fitness on FRidays at 9-10am, free! For more info call 323 666-5058 or look on our ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Coed baseball and girls softball leagues

Submitted by Elysian Valley Recreation Center Register your child for baseball or softball! Baseball ages 5-15 years Fee is only $45 includes uniform, trophy and official fees. Softball ages 8-12 years Fee is only $45 includes uniform, trophy and official fees. GPLA softball ages 13-16 years Fee is only ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Elysian Valley Recreation Center Summer Camp

Submitted by Elysian Valley Recreation Center Camp EV! Are you looking for a fun way for your children to spend their summer this year? Register them at CAmp EV on April 1!  Instead of watching tv or playing video games all day at home, your child ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Echo Park Neighborhood Council Election Call For Candidates!


Submitted by Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council The Greater Echo Park Neighborhood Council is having elections SOON. CANDIDATES ARE NEEDED! GEPENC is divided into 5 districts. There are seats for district representatives, and executive officers that are district-wide seats. Sign up at our February 25 ... Read More »

New signs and stripes for L.A. River path

Cyclists as well as pedestrians have taken note of some improvements – including new striping and signage – that have popped up recently along the L.A. River pathway as it runs through Elysian Valley and Silver Lake.  “Over the past month, bike way users have been ... Read More »

Modernica furniture owners take over former Twinkies bakery

The owners of Modernica furniture have purchased the former Hostess Brands bakery plant in Elysian Valley and envision a variety of uses for the sprawling complex.  Brothers Frank and Jay Novak, owners of the furniture company known for its mid-century and contemporary-style pieces,  purchased the property ... Read More »