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Why taking a dip in the L.A. River may be hazardous to your health

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Heading down to the L.A. River this summer? Maybe you should avoid getting wet, according to a water quality study conducted in Elysian Valley and other parts of the river. The study by the environmental group Heal the Bay found high levels bacteria in the water, prompting the group to warn visitors to limit their contact with the water and avoid swimming or dunking your head in the water. Read More »

Dining scene emerging in Elysian Valley

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Until recently, when it came to eating out in the neighborhood, locals just had one choice: Rick’s Drive-In & Out burger stand. Now, Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown has a few more dining options and more are planning to opening soon. Read More »

Elysian Valley drill team steps into the holidays

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- The holiday season is parade season for coach Norma Ruiz and the 100 members of 1st Impression. In a high-ceilinged studio and gym on Gilroy Street, the drill team has been rigorously practicing new routines in preparation for the upcoming Echo Park Community Parade. It’s one of four parades the group will perform in during the holidays. Read More »