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Friday, October 31, 2014

Victor Heights stories, photos and more

Is a penthouse view worth $7,000 a month?

We will soon find out as apartments at The Elysian, the former water district office tower halfway between downtown and Echo Park, have gone up for rent, with eighth-floor penthouse units being leased for between $4,950 to $7,000 a month. Leasing manager Irina Valkov said the ... Read More »

High-rise living in the making over Sunset Boulevard

After being stripped down to its steel and concrete skeleton,  the former Metropolitan Water District office building just east of Echo Park in Victor Heights  is currently in a see-through state as it is being transformed into more than 90 apartments.  Renderings on the website of ... Read More »

Apartment developer clears out the former Tower of Tagging

Demolition crews are busy clearing out the interior of a seven-story Sunset Boulevard officer tower as the developer prepares to turn the building located halfway between Echo Park and downtown into a 92-unit apartment complex Last November, developer Linear City announced it had purchased the former ... Read More »

Echo Park traffic signs don’t have much to say

It has been more than two years since a pair of large electronic message signs were installed on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park and  Victor Heights to flash messages about traffic conditions and warnings.  But, on Tuesday, as traffic on Sunset Boulevard was jammed during the ... Read More »

Police investigating Victor Heights shooting*

Police are searching for two men involved in a shooting this afternoon in Victor Heights, located between Echo Park and Chinatown.  The shooting, based on preliminary information, took place before 4 p.m. north of Sunset Boulevard on or near Centennial Street.  An officer at the Central ... Read More »

The last hours of Occupy L.A. as seen and heard from afar

[portfolio_slideshow id=26845 portfolio_slideshow click=lightbox portfolio_slideshow width=535 showcaps=true] The drone of media and police helicopters covering the last hours of Occupy L.A.  last night and early this morning was heard loud and clear across many portions of Echo Park.  The sound prompted Echo Park photographer Brett Van ... Read More »

Loft developer buys former The Tower of Tagging

The Downtown News reports that loft developer Linear City has purchased  the former Metropolitan Water District tower that earlier this year was covered with tagging and graffiti.  Linear City paid $6.8 million for the vacant Sunset Boulevard building located in Victor Heights between downtown and Echo ... Read More »

Echo Park area shooting leaves one injured

Police are searching for suspects in a Wednesday night shooting half way between Echo Park and downtown that left  an 18-year-old man injured with multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim and two other companions were walking on Beaudry Avenue near Bartlett Street in Victor Heights when the ... Read More »

Space running out on the tower of tagging

The Eastsider posted photos last week of the tagging that covered the west and south facing sides of a seven-story building  on Sunset Boulevard half way between Echo Park and downtown.  The tagging has also spread to the east side (pictured) of the vacant building, which ... Read More »

A tower of tagging

The former Metropolitan Water District headquarters on Sunset Boulevard in Victor Heights is empty on the inside but has become a seven-story canvas for taggers on the outside. The property, which is part of the Holly Hill Community Church campus,  is up for sale at an ... Read More »