Tree top living in Elysian Park
Rebecca Martin was visiting her grandmother in Glassell Park last August when the two went for a morning walk to nearby stores. After a stop at the Fresh & Easy market, the 11-year-old girl followed by her grandmother stepped into the crosswalk on Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 41. The vehicles on the seven-lane boulevard came to a stop – except one. The driver of the vehicle didn’t slam her brakes until she hit Rebecca, who landed on the roof of the vehicle going 30 miles an hour. The girl from Gardnerville, Nevada survived the August 13 accident but she and her family have since been tested by a long and painful struggle. Read more.
From rain to rainbows
Many residents of Echo Park, Elysian Heights and other nearby neighborhoods opened their mail boxes Tuesday to find a slick mailer from Barlow Respiratory Hospital. The mailer is part of the costly effort the century-old hospital has launched to develop its rustic, 19-acre campus next to Elysian Park into one of the Park, have a learned a lesson in toxic plants. Some property owners near the Los Feliz campus are chopping down their colorful Angel’s Trumpet after a few students got sick eating the parts of the plant, said Capt. Bill Murphy in his LAPD Northeast Division newsletter. Read more.