Articles about “helmel”

7-Mile Car-Free Street Festival Coming to L.A. in September

A portion of the proposed CicLAvia route | Download the full map here (.pdf) It's been a bicycle month in Los Angeles. From the LAPD getting together with Critical Mass to the installation of sharrows, even if controversial. Last Friday came the news that CicLAvia was really happening, coming to Los Angeles in September. What is it? "For the uninitiated, the city of Bogota put on the first Ciclovia decades ago by closing several...

Parrot Escapes Owner and Annoys HelMel Residents

Over the weekend, we received this below e-mail from a reader about a neighborhood parrot that repeatedly screams annoying the neighborhoods: "Over here just south of Melrose and Heliotrope there is a runaway parrot named Appo. He is jumping from tree to tree from alexandria to heliotrope refusing even his favorite treats of cheetos and gatorade from his owner [name redacted]. We've already had the fire folks out here to no avail. He is a...

LAist Interview: Peter Ji of Scoops

Submitted and Written By Dan Collins For ice cream lovers, Scoops is the frozen jewel in the Heliotrope Corridor crown (also called the Bicycle Districk and Hel-Mel), just around the corner from the legendary punk rock pavilion on Melrose known as the Ukrainian Center. Today's urban sophisticate finds that nothing cools one down after a midnight bike ride's next day sun-soaked hangover more than gourmet ice cream at bargain prices. And Scoops has all the...

Truck Crashes into Pure Luck Restaurant

Around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning as staff at Pure Luck were closing the Bicycle District/HelMel vegan restaurant down, a truck rammed through a window. Local vegan blogger, quarrygirl, visited for a meal later on Saturday only to find the restaurant closed. "Why does this shit have to strike at the best vegan restaurant in town. boooooo," she blogged. According to one server, as luck would have it, no one was hurt and the restaurant...

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