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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Historic Filipinotown stories, photos and more

New lights and artwork to shine on Temple Street

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HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN —  A project to improve pedestrian safety and beautify a stretch of Temple Street will get an artistic touch. Artist Roel Punzalan has won a design competition to include a decorative element to some of the 54 pedestrian lights that will be installed at bus ... Read More »

Officers open fire on cyclist in Historic Filipinotown

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HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Police officers opened fire on a cyclist late Wednesday night after they attempted to stop him in the Historic Filipinotown area south of Silver Lake. The cyclist, who was not hit, fled the scene on foot but was taken into custody a few ... Read More »

New apartments and juice bar opening soon on Temple Street

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HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — The large amount of money being spent to build large, new apartment buildings along Temple Street appears to be paying off, at least for one developer. The $30 million HōM apartments on Temple at Robinson Street has yet to open. But already more than 35% of the ... Read More »

Former Temple Hospital to give way to hilltop apartments

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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

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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.

Skeletons, complaints and delays haunt renovation of former Rampart police station

The renovation of the former Rampart station is running behind schedule

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN -- The conversion of the former Rampart Division police station into the stylish new headquarters for the SWAT team was slated to be been finished next month. But the building remains a hollowed-out eyesore, and the completion date has been postponed until next year in part because construction was temporarily halted following the discovery of skeletal remains. 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

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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 »