Monday, February 8, 2016

Historic Filipinotown stories, photos and more

Lost in Historic Filipinotown: Alaskan Husky mix dog


About 9 years old, about 60lbs. Spayed. She has one blue/white eye and one brown eye. Wearing a red collar with tags attached. Phone number on tag is not updated. Black coat with white underside with brown spots. Small patch of white on her forehead that ... Read More »

Former Temple Hospital to give way to hilltop apartments

temple community hospital

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN —  A 214-unit apartment complex is planned for the hilltop now occupied by the former Temple Community Hospital, which closed last year after more than 70 years in business. Silver Lake Pinnacle LLC is seeking city permission to build about 50 more units than ... Read More »

LAPD SWAT team to get a new home for Christmas

former Rampart Station being renovated for SWAt TEAM 10-4-2015 12-40-41 PM

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN -- Archaeological discoveries and a tight market for contractors and materials have slowed the conversion of the former Rampart police station into the new home for the LAPD SWAT team and the rest of the Metro Division. But city officials say the project is on target to be finished in December, more than a year behind schedule Read More »

Apartment building boom continues on Temple Street

A 47-unit apartment complex is planned for a Temple Street empty lot

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN –  The surge of new residential construction along Temple Street continues as a developer has pulled building permits to construct a 47-unit apartment building on what is now a block-long, vacant lot near Echo Park and Silver Lake. Department of Building & Safety records ... Read More »

Temple Street development chases after Silver Lake cafe society

New apartment building rising on Temple Street south of Silver Lake

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN -- A new, block-long apartment building now rising on Temple Street is one of several new and proposed residential projects that are seeking tenants priced out of Silver Lake and Echo Park. But the coffee houses, Pilates studios and vegan-friendly restaurants found a few blocks north are in short supply on Temple.