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Daily Archives: June 5, 2017

A new look on Temple Street

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Many new large apartment buildings are often derided as “stucco boxes.” Well, you can’t say that about Cactus, one of the new apartment buildings that been built along Temple Street. Tenants have begun to move into the four-story, 47-unit apartment complex that stretches across the entire block between Coronado and Carondelet streets. Designed by Patrick Tighe Architecture ... Read More »

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Frogtown bike shop is now also full restaurant

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Calling itself “the first combination bike shop/cafe in Los Angeles,” Spoke Bicycle Cafe has expanded its menu into a full-service restaurant. Located along the L.A. River bike and pedestrian path, Spoke Bicycle was opened by avid cyclists Laurie Winston and Richard Latronica  as a bike shop and events venue, with just some refreshments on the weekends, according to their ... Read More »

Congressional runoff one day away; water wheel update; the Hollenbeck Park goose whisper; more billboards in a neighborhood near you?

MORNING REPORT: Voters head to the polls tomorrow, June 6, to cast their ballots in the 34th Congressional District runoff election between Robert Lee Ahn and Jimmy Gomez .... The City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee voted to weaken restrictions on where billboard companies can put up new digital and traditional signs .... Artist and Annenberg heiress Lauren Bon is one permit away from being granted permission to build a water wheel on the L.A. River across from Lincoln Heights Read More »