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Blaze breaks out in Historic Filipinotown; police looking for Temple Street robbery suspects; City Council bans vending in parks

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MORNING REPORT: Firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out Wednesday night in a vacant restaurant near the 100 block of N. Rosemont Avenue in Historic Filipinotown .... Police have released photos of the armed suspects who held up the ARCO gas station at Temple and Alvarado streets .... The man who was bludgeoned to death in Highland Park on Monday has been identified as 54-year-old Jose Miguel Valencia .... The City Council reinstated a ban on unpermitted food and merchandise vendors in city parks and beaches Read More »

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Tracking the urban coyotes of Silver Lake and Westlake

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He’s a Silver Lake guy who never ventures south of the 101 Freeway. She’s a mom raising a family in Westlake south of the 101 but does not mind crossing the freeway to visit Silver Lake and Echo Park. Meet C-145 and C-144, urban coyotes that are being tracked in the name of science as they roam the streets of Echo Park, Historic Filipinotown, Silver Lake and Westlake. Read More »

Silver Lake water main breaks; CHP Eagle Rock facility evacuated; Boyle Heights ponders bulb-outs

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MORNING REPORT: A water main break in the 600 block of Silver Lake Boulevard flooded streets early this morning. Service is not expected to be fully restored until this afternoon .... The CHP communications center in Eagle Rock was evacuated after a woman made a threatening call to the facility .... The L.A. City Council rescinded more than $600,000 in grants and other financial transfers requested by former 4th District Councilman Tom LaBonge Read More »

LA River Boat Race Returns with Costumes, New Course, Good Times

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Grab those water socks and head on down to the Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone for the 2nd Annual LA River Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Honorary boaters will hit the water starting at 11:30 a.m., with Los Angeles City Council River Committee chair Mitch O’Farrell welcoming the official racers at noon. Read More »

Eagle Rock traditional sells for $100k over asking; Highland Park miniature sells for $761 per square foot and more

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Eastsiders are buying big views in El Sereno, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights and Mount Washington. A two-level, Eagle Rock traditional sold within 10 days of hiting the market for $100,000 over the asking price. A charming Spanish revival home sold for just under $400,000 in the unincorporated zone of East L.A. and yet another tiny bungalow sold in Highland Park for a pricey $761 per square foot Read More »

Man bludgeoned to death in Highland Park; Little Free Libraries pop up in Boyle Heights housing project

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MORNING REPORT: A male transient in his 40s was found bludgeoned to death in Sycamore Park on a pedestrian bridge staircase .... A pair of Little Free Libraries have been set up in the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights .... Scott Crawford of Silver Lake has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Selective Service System Local Board in the State of California. Read More »

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