Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Historic Filipinotown stories, photos and more

Crime Check: Lock your cars, Boyle Heights; City Terrace & Glassell Park burglaries; Beverly Boulevard robberies

More than a dozen motor vehicles were reported stolen during a week-long period in Boyle Heights, according to CrimeMapping.com. Other trouble spots included a series of robberies along Beverly Boulevard in Historic Filipinotown and burglaries in the Glassell Park-Eagle Rock area as well as in City ... Read More »

Neighborhood Renovation: Historic Filipinotown turn-of-the-century home gets bright new future

Before & After A new red door, windows and paint greet visitors.

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Christopher Rodriguez and his fiancé, Damian Pelliccione, purchased a home in Historic Filipinotown with the intention of renovating the entire structure. It was worn down and had an inefficient use of space.  Neither Chris nor Damian previously had experiences in renovating, but they ... Read More »

Cyclist wounded during drive-by shooting in Historic Filipinotown


View Larger Map A cyclist was shot in the knee this morning in Historic Filipinotown after bullets were fired from a passing vehicle, police said. The male cyclist, who was riding his bike on Beverly Boulevard near Alvarado Street when he was shot at about 7:50 ... Read More »

Laughing skull joins neon giraffe in time for Halloween

After moving into their new Temple Street offices in the Historic Filipinotown section of Echo Park, the animation firm Screen Novelties restored a 14-foot high sign of a neon giraffe that hangs from the side of their building.   Now, the giraffe has some competition for the ... Read More »

A bad sign for Historic Filipinotown building

lewellyn sign 2

One of the notable features of the Lewelleyn Manor apartments is the blue-and-white neon sign that sits on the roof of the four-story building at Temple Street and Rampart Boulevard. But the view of that vintage sign has now been partially blocked from some vantage points ... Read More »

Temporary demolition and development restrictions proposed for Temple Street

In the wake of several new large residential developments proposed along Temple Street, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell has proposed a temporary ban on demolitions and new construction  until long-term design guidelines can be created for Historic Filipinotown and the southern edge of Echo Park. The proposal contained ... Read More »

Developers stir up turmoil on Temple Street

Rendering of apartment building at Temple and Union 9-10-2013 10-45-58 AM

When Elizabeth Fischbach opened her Temple Street bar on the south side of Echo Park three years ago, one of her biggest worries was crime, with a murder taking place right across the street.  These days, however, Fischbach’s crime concerns have faded and been replaced by ... Read More »

Silver Lake South? Developers discover Temple Street

3221 Temple Elevation HQ

When home and apartment hunters can’t find what they like or afford in Echo Park and Silver Lake,  some head south to look for more options. Now, it seems developers are doing the same.  Sharp Capital, for example, said it plans to break ground on a 67-unit ... Read More »

Neighborhood Fixture: The “Unusually Artistic” Lewelleyn Manor

Lewellyn Manor 5-13-2013 2-35-40 AM

Rising four stories and topped by a blue-and-white neon rooftop sign, the brick Lewelleyn Manor at the northeast corner of Temple Street and Rampart Boulevard  commands attention like few other nearby buildings can. The 46-unit apartment building with a night club on the ground level was built ... Read More »

Another pedestrian falls prey to a hit-and-run driver *

Police are asking the public for help to help find a female motorist who struck a man at Temple Street and Rosemont Avenue on Tuesday afternoon and then dragged him for 100 feet underneath her car. “The man sustained severe head trauma and is being hospitalized ... Read More »