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Daily Archives: September 29, 2010

Armed man shot by police in Echo Park was out on parole

The  union representing LAPD officers identified the man shot and killed by officers in Echo Park Tuesday afternoon as 28-year-old Jack Schlesinger, a parolee-at-large.  The Los Angeles Police Protective League in a statement said: “Moments before the deadly encounter, a check of the license plate revealed that the car had been reported stolen. As the three officers prepared to make ... Read More »

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A neighbor of Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson came across the spider pictured above in the pergola above his front gate. Jonathan Vandiveer said the spider has been busy doing what spiders do: “It had been making some extremely big webs lately (I think). Some of them, tens of feet wide. Watch your small dogs and cats!” Edwardson, who earlier ... Read More »

Elysian Valley block does its part to keep the L.A. River clean

The 2400 block of Riverdale Avenue in Elysian Valley sports some new sidewalk paving stones, trees, plants and a plaque that marks the completion of a project to help clean the nearby Los Angeles River. Officials from the City of Los Angeles and the California Coastal Conservancy are scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon for the $500,000 ... Read More »

Police continue to search for suspects in Glassell Park killings

The shooters who killed brothers Jose Martinez, 24, and Samuel Martinez, 20, and critically injured their cousin in Glassell Park early Saturday morning remain at large, police said today. The brothers were walking to their Cypress Park home after going to a store with their cousin, 19-year-old Marvin Gonzalez, when they were confronted by suspects in the 2900 block of ... Read More »

A reminder of Echo Park’s creative past sits in a Carson museum

Acclaimed wood engraver Paul Landacre lived and worked in a hillside cottage in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park for several decades until his death in the early 1960s. During one afternoon, Landacre moved a heavy Washington hand-press out into his yard. The next morning,  Landacre discovered that  his hand press  had been stolen.  That same press (pictured above) ... Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, East L.A., Echo Park & Highland Park

Arroyo Seco Parkway | Photo by Ken Chan/Flickr Police shoot man armed with an AK-47 rifle during Echo Park confrontation. The Eastsider Tickets now on sale for the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour. Arroyo Arts Man attacks CHP officer during East L.A. traffic stop. L.A. Now City’s red-light cameras increase traffic tickets but not safety. ABC7 City hikes fees for ... Read More »