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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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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

1st Impression drill team performs in Highland Park | 1st Impression

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 »

Elysian Valley kayaker leaves his disability on the shore

Kayaker Andy Janicki paddles away | Courtesy Andy Janicki

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- “The one that about being in a wheelchair is that you are often looking down on the ground, making sure you won’t run over something, watching for rocks or other obstacles,” says 32-year-old Andy Janicki. “When you are in a kayak, you can look up and all around. It’s a whole new experience that empowers those with disabilities.” Read More »

One man found fatally shot in Elysian Valley [updated]

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was found inside a parked vehicle in the 1600 block of Blake Avenue this afternoon. Officers found the victim at about 4 p.m., said LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez. “It’s being treated as ... Read More »

Lost in Elysian Heights: Orange Tabby kitten

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Our two month old Orange tabby kitten ran away from our Baxter home Thursday evening around 8pm. She ran up Princeton Ave from Baxter (across from Elysian school). She is very scared and needs to get back home ASAP. Please please let me know if anyone ... Read More »

Was that Chicken Boy in the L.A. River?

Photo by Martha Benedict

ELYSIAN VALLEY — A stretch of the L.A. River was turned into a race course on Saturday, with kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders, some of whom were dressed in costume or accompanied by dogs, zipping down the waterway. In addition to spectators, the second annual L.A. River ... Read More »

LA River Boat Race Returns with Costumes, New Course, Good Times

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Grab those water socks and head on down to the Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone for the 2nd Annual LA River Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Honorary boaters will hit the water starting at 11:30 a.m., with Los Angeles City Council River Committee chair Mitch O’Farrell welcoming the official racers at noon. Read More »

How recycling fishing line can save L.A. River birds

Black fishing line recycling tubes were installed along the L.A River. | William Preston Bowling/FoLAR

The death of a blue heron named Mr. Fred, which had become tangled in fishing line along the L.A. River, has prompted the creation of a program intended to save other birds from a similar fate. The Friends of The Los Angeles River recently installed fishing ... Read More »

Found in Elysian Valley: Small white dog [updated]

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Found small white dog, approximately 1 year maybe less. Running through Elysian Valley7/5. No collar or tags on her. was very dirty when found, she got a nice bath. Seems to be pretty young, maybe under a year. Checking today for microchip. Would love for her ... Read More »