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Saturday, December 3, 2016

History

New era begins for Police Academy in Elysian Park

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With a blast of streamers and confetti shaped like police badges, the LAPD today celebrated the grand-reopening of the police academy in Elysian Park after an extensive renovation and the construction of new facilities. The project includes a new, $18.7 million training facility on the academy ... Read More »

Rediscovering Echo Park’s ‘Avenue of the Athletes’

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ECHO PARK — Los Angeles’ little-known Avenue of the Athletes — the sports version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame — is given a fresh profile by author David Davis for Zocalo. He sheds more light on the man responsible for the endeavor. Residents of Echo Park may ... Read More »

El Sereno historic district comes up for review

EL SERENO ––  The Cultural Heritage Commission is scheduled to review a proposal later this week to create the neighborhood’s first historic district that would protect several blocks dotted with Craftsman-style homes and other historic buildings. Some of the first structures in the proposed El Sereno-Berkshire Craftsman ... Read More »

Historic Echo Park “mini-mall” now for sale

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ECHO PARK —  Many of Echo Park’s older homes and commercial buildings reflect a time before the automobile came to dominate Los Angeles.  Most shops and commercial buildings, for example, provided no parking at all for customers. If they did, the parking was in the back. ... Read More »