Take ’em To The Bridge — Visiting the Taylor Yard Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge

As someone who rides on the Los Angeles River Bicycle Path not infrequently, I've been closely and eagerly tracking the progress of the Taylor Yard Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge. When I found out that it officially opened on 5 March 14 March, I took the next convenient opportunity (yesterday) to check it out. Approaching the … Continue reading Take ’em To The Bridge — Visiting the Taylor Yard Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge

California Fool’s Gold — A Mideast Los Angeles Primer

As regular (and probably irregular) readers of Eric's Blog know, a big part of my focus is writing about the culture, character and history of the many diverse communities of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Although so far there have been around 800 votes from readers, I thought it would be fun (and hopefully entertaining) to … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A Mideast Los Angeles Primer

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Elysian Valley (aka Frogtown)

In this entry of the Los Angeles neighborhood blog, we will cover Elysian Valley.  City of Los Angeles neighborhood sign for Elysian Valley Elysian Valley is a small working class neighborhood in Mideast Los Angeles (MELA), bordered by Fletcher to the north, the 5 freeway to the west and south, and the Los Angeles River … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Elysian Valley (aka Frogtown)