Groups oppose 419-unit L.A. River apartment; Boyle Heights renters settle dispute with landlord; starting over in Elysian Heights

River Development: The Friends of the Los Angeles River is one of two groups that are opposing a 419-unit apartment complex next to the L.A. River in Atwater Village. A letter sent by FOLAR and Clockshop, an arts group that stages events next to the apartment site, says the project would “substantially impact surrounding residential communities, neighboring state park projects, and long-established river restoration efforts.” Curbed L.A.

Agreement: Tenants will face much smaller rent increases and will have some back rent forgiven as part of a legal settlement with a Boyle Heights landlord who wanted to raise rents as much as 80%. KPCC

Home: How an Elysian Heights couple designed a new home to replace a bungalow destroyed by fire. The new home offers modern design features — and a pet pig named Oliver. Architectural Digest

LAPD: The police department is asking residents to take a survey about what qualities they would like to see in the next chief of police who will replace Charlie Beck, who will retire later this year. LAPD

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