Daily Archives: March 27, 2012

Magic Johnson group to buy the Dodgers

An investment group that includes basketball legend turned businessman Magic Johnson has been selected to buy the Dodgers in a $2 billion deal, the team announced today. Dodger owner Frank McCourt picked the Magic Johnson group – which is funded primarily by a Chicago investment firm – as part of a bankruptcy court-supervised auction of the team and stadium. The ... Read More »

Hit-and-run driver leaves two injured in Silver Lake

Police were looking earlier this evening for a hit-and-run driver in Silver Lake who ran down a pedestrian and then hit a motorist a few blocks away.  The driver of a Ford Escort struck a man crossing Silver Lake Boulevard at Marathon Street at about 5:30 p.m. before speeding off and hitting a Toyota sedan at the intersection of Bellevue ... Read More »

Echo Park gentrification heads for HBO

The topic of Echo Park gentrification, which has been played up in indy movies, newspaper stories and novels, is now going to take the form of an HBO drama based on the book “The Madonnas of Echo Park.” Deadline Hollywood reports that HBO has put the series – written by playwright Julia Cho and produced by Kapital Entertainment – into ... Read More »

Glassell Park gang member arrested in connection with alleged hate crime

A Latino gang member who was arrested last night in Glassell Park during a SWAT team operation had taunted a trio of African Americans with racial slurs and then threatened them with a shotgun, police said this morning.  Ivan Alquicira, 19, was booked on assault with a deadly weapon charge after the SWAT and Northeast Division gang officers took him into ... Read More »

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park & Silver Lake

Metropolitan L.A. tops nation in population density. Daily News Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council given a second chance. Boyle Heights Beat LAPD finds White officer targeted Latino drivers during traffic stops. L.A. Now Silver Lake coyotes on video. [sic] Memories of Bohemian Echo Park. Patch LAPD Hollenbeck Division Commanding officer named 46th Assembly District Woman of the Year. The Voice/Facebook Atwater ... Read More »