Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Power back on in Silver Lake; fatal Highland Park hit-and-run suspect faces six years in prison

Sunset view from Mount Washington | Red Metal Ticket/Eastsider Photo Pool

MORNING REPORT: LADWP is investigating the cause of an electrical vault explosion that was blamed for cutting off power to more than 20,000 customers in the Silver Lake area last night .... Alexis Virto, the 21-year-old man who was arrested in connection with last week's fatal hit-and-run in Highland Park, could face up to six years in prison if convicted of charges ... Charter school co-founder Ref Rodriguez, who won the District 5 school board race, will be sworn into office today Read More »

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Sunset view from Monterey Hills

Photo by Samantha Finken

MONTEREY HILLS — Another hot and humid day ended with a dramatic sunset. Samantha Finken took this shot today from Via Colonia. Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to [email protected] Read More »

Pop, Pop, Pop: Were those fire crackers or gunshots?


Many Eastsiders have been asking this question as the Fourth of July holiday promises to deliver the annual barrage of fireworks with the occasional burst of gunfire or at least what sounds like gunfire. Police instruct residents to call 911 when they hear gunshots. But that can get confusing when your neighborhood is filled with the sounds of bombs bursting in air on July 4.

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