Built in 1888 for a Civil War veteran who also served as a state senator for Iowa, the modernized property features six bedrooms, three baths, separate guest quarters, a basketball court, and a swimming pool.
The first arch on the local icon is down; the others will come down later this month. The arches beginning to come down coincides with the demolition project hitting its halfway mark. The replacement will be complete by the end of 2019.
The city has preserved chunks of the beloved viaduct, which is being demolished right now because it threatened to collapse in an earthquake. Remnants be given away to the public next month so you cherish it forever.
The Peabody Werden house is being moved to make way for low-income housing, but it's not going far. At its new spot across the street, the house will be restored and reused as for community-focused programs.
After the bridge's February closure and a weekend-long shutdown of the 101 Freeway, the Sixth Street Viaduct's demolition has steadily continued. We checked in on the progress and got an up-close look at the concrete carnage.
A new story illustrates the lengths some community groups are going to in order to keep gentrifying forces from irrevocably changing Boyle Heights. One organization has shut down a walking tour and run opera singers out of a park.
The new Clean Up, Green Up ordinance will start with some minor regulations in three working class communities with well-known pollution issues and requires buffers between some polluting businesses and homes.