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Daily Archives: January 7, 2014

Electrical vault explodes in Highland Park


An explosion in an underground utility vault in Highland Park tonight   prompted the closure of York Boulevard and may have also triggered a temporary power outage in the area. The LAPD Northeast Division on its Twitter feed said that police and fire officials were investigating the ... Read More »

Fire in the sky

Wow. That was some sunset.  Photographer Martha Benedict of Montecito Heights snapped some shots today as the sky turned crimson. “I only saw this dusk because there was a red glow coming through the kitchen window,” she said. “It was amazing!” Read More »

Riverside development taking shape in Elysian Valley

Elysian Valley housing or apartment development 1-7-2014 1-03-50 AM

Construction crews are currently in the process of building a subterranean  parking garage for a large residential complex that stretches for about 450 feet along the Los Angeles River in Elysian Valley. The developer is building 56 apartments in a trio of three-story buildings at the ... Read More »

Drink up in honor of an Echo Park ficus

The days are numbered for about three dozen Echo Park street trees that will be cut down and replaced as part of an improvement project along Sunset Boulevard.   But  one of those trees,  a giant ficus that towers more than three stories high and stretches halfway ... Read More »