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Friday, March 6, 2015

Body found next to Lincoln Heights freeway offramp; Eagle Rock power station gets drought-tolerant makeover; volunteers needed to survey Silver Lake homeless

Lincoln Heights | Steve 5150/Lincoln Heights

MORNING REPORT: The body of a male in his 40s was found next to a 5 Freeway offramp in Lincoln Heights on Thursday morning ... Eagle Rock's L.A. DWP power station loses its lawn in favor of drought-tolerant landscaping ... Volunteers are needed to find and survey homeless people living in Silver Lake as part of an effort to provide services and housing

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Huizar’s sexual harassment lawsuit not an issue for voters; Lincoln Heights kitchens now renting to indie food makers

Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

MORNING REPORT: A sexual harassment lawsuit and an extramarital affair did not appear to have any impact on the campaign of Jose Huizar, who was reelected by a wide margin in the Council District 14 race ... L.A. Prep in Lincoln Heights is renting more than 50 commercial kitchens to artisinal food makers ... Blue Fiestas blooming in Silver Lake. Corralitas Red Car ... Screwball Spelling Bee, March 14 .

City smooths over the rough roads of Elysian Park

Photo by Katrina Alexy

Driving and biking the narrow and crumbling roads of Elysian Park has been like running an obstacle course, with visitors having to maneuver around giant pot holes, large cracks and missing chunks of pavement. In recent weeks, however, motorists and cyclists have faced different types of obstacles in the form of detours, bulldozers and work crews. It's part of $2.3 million project to resurface the park's miles of roads.

Big win for Councilman Huizar; suspect arrested in 2002 East L.A. killing; Boyle Heights police shooting & pursuit

Palm & Pine, Eagle Rock | Hane C. Lee/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: No Contest: Incumbent Jose Huizar was reelected to represent Council District 14 after winning about 66% of the vote ... Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu will compete in a Council District 4 runoff to replace termed out Councilman Tom LaBonge ... Incumbent school board member Bennett Kayser and challenger Ref Rodriguez will face each other in the May 19 runoff ... A suspect was arrested in the 2002 killing of a 15-year-old girl in East L.A.

A child of China’s Cultural Revolution now showing her true colors in Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK -- Artist Quan Sun’s favorite color is yellow, but not just any yellow, more like sunshine. She associates it with empress garb and joy. Vibrancy and color were not always part of Sun’s artwork, which is now hanging in her daughter’s gallery, Boney Puppy off of York Boulevard Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Sun was limited in her choices and bold colors were considered rude.

Silver Lake Farmers Market vendors see less green as competition grows

Fresh produce on sale at the Silver Lake Farmers Market | Lucy Guanuna

SILVER LAKE -- Saturday mornings usually finds Lupe Esquivel at the Silver Lake Farmers Market, where she has run Anna’s Family Farm vegetable stand for the past four years. While the market draws a crowd, Esquivel says business has been tough. “Sales have dropped down,” said Esquival, who has had to mark down prices to attract customers. “We aren’t making as much as we used to.” The same holds true for many other vendors.

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