News & Notes:
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will recommend to Congress an approximately $1 billion proposal to revitalize the L.A. River between Griffith Park and downtown, reports the L.A. Times. The Army Corp had initially backed a much smaller concept but changed its position after the city offered to split the cost of the project 50-50 with the federal government. It’s not clear from the story, however, how L.A. will pay for its share.
- A bike tour of Boyle Heights organized by a real estate company has been cancelled after stirring up a backlash among those concerned about gentrification, reports KPCC. The May 31 tour was designed to entice downtown renters to buy homes across the river in Boyle Heights.
- The Board of Public Works voted against saving the old Riverside bridge from demolition, reports the L.A. Times. The idea to preserve the L.A. River bridge linking Cypress Park and Elysian Valley was raised last year by an Elysian Valley architect as the city prepared to demolish the structure, which is being replaced by a new bridge. City officials argued that saving and maintaining the old bridge would be costly and could threaten funding for the new bridge. The old concrete and metal-truss bridge is scheduled to be demolished in a few weeks.
- A rich guy known as @HiddenCash, who has made headlines in the Bay Area by giving away money, has brought his scavenger hunt to Los Angeles, leaving an envelope stuffed with cash near the Mulholland Fountain in Los Feliz Wednesday night. @KenDellinger claimed the prize.
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Lost & Found
- Lost in Echo Park: Black & White Cat
- Lost in Silver Lake: Part-Siamese cross-eyed cat
- Lost in Boyle Heights: Little 3-pound Yorkie
— Amethyst Hethcoat (@21Hethcoat) May 29, 2014