Friday, December 19, 2014

New lights fail to keep Silver Lake tire slasher at bay; the cost of revitalizing L.A. River likely to rise above $1 billion; Elysian Park twigs turned into art

Silver Lake Sunset | Dan Gershon

Morning Report: Councilman Mitch O’Farrell unveiled new street lights in a section of Silver Lake where an estimated 100 vehicle tires had been slashed ... The cost of the L.A. River revitalization plan are likely to rise above $1 billion, raising concerns the project could be sidetracked ... Two persons outside a Target store in the City of Commerce were forced into a pickup truck at gunpoint and then driven to East Los Angeles, where they were robbed of $600 in cash and other items Read More »

Burglars steal $10,000 from Silver Lake restaurant; parents sentenced in Boyle Heights kidnapping; American Apparel fires Dov Charney

View From Debs Park | Hane C. Lee/Instagram

Morning Report: Burglars broke into a Silver Lake restaurant and pried off two wall safes containing $10,000. The entire break-in took 8 minutes ... The parents who abducted their four children from their grandmother's home in Boyle Heights pleaded no contest and were sentenced to prison ... American Apparel founder Dov Charney, who owns a hilltop home in Silver Lake, was fired as CEO as losses grew and revenue shrank at the clothing maker ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read More »

Boyle Heights school gets a sidewalk after decades of waiting; Highland Park mom & baby found

Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Instagram

Morning Report: The city of L.A. finally built a sidewalk leading to a Boyle Heights Catholic school after students and parents spent decades walking on a dirt path or in the middle of the street to reach the campus ... The mother and her one-month old baby who went missing from a Highland Park street have been found .... Lost in Echo Park: Black & white friendly indoor cat named Henry Read More »

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