Daily Archives: November 5, 2012

Yes, that was a quake

A magnitude 3.3  quake centered in the ocean about nine miles west of Manhattan Beach struck at 6:39 p.m., according to preliminary readings from the U.S. Geological Survey. Although relatively small, the underwater quake was felt in Eagle Rock, where one resident reported a “quick shaking.” Read More »

These trains travel from Alhambra to the sea via El Sereno

It’s been several decades now since the Pasadena Model Railroad Club has been located in Pasadena.  The construction of a freeway forced the model train enthusiasts to move to an former Alhambra bowling alley in the 1960s before the club purchased an industrial building on the eastern edge of El Sereno. Here inside the Alhambra Avenue building, club members have ... Read More »

Truck vs tree vs Echo Park bus bench

Pedestrians at the southwest corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard were having to squeeze by a large tree branch this afternoon that crashed down on a bus bench and blocked the sidewalk. A police officer on the scene said no one was injured after a delivery truck apparently struck the ficus tree  before noon. Read More »

Highland Park man with a machete beanbagged by police

A man was taken into custody early this afternoon after he was hit by a police bean bag, according to the Northeast Division.  The incident involving the “non-compliant” man drew a large police presence in the area of Marion Way and Avenue 51 after 1 p.m., according to the division’s Facebook page.  An officer at the Northeast Division station  said ... Read More »

Echo Park council member indicted on immigration fraud

Last month Lila Tabafunda  was sworn in as a new member of the Echo Park neighborhood council after promoting herself as being involved in community service,  fighting child abuse and  supporting business.  But, only a few days earlier, Tabafunda was arrested as she was boarding a Mexico-bound cruise ship and later charged with immigration fraud.  Tabafunda was indicted “for allegedly ... Read More »

What happened to my polling place?

Many voters in Echo Park and Elysian Heights are asking that question after receiving a postcard last week from the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk informing them that the polling place listed on their sample ballot, Elysian Heights Elementary, “is no longer available.”  Instead, they have been reassigned to a new polling location, which for some voters means driving to Elysian ... Read More »

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Historic Filipinotown, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

The Face of El Sereno, El Sereno Historic Filipinotown church member killed after confronting tagger.  The Eastsider Forever 21 warehouse in Lincoln Heights evacuated after odor sickens 17 people.  KCBS Former KPCC radio host and “Silver Lake mom” Madeleine Brand discusses her new TV career. Show Tracker Boyle Heights Parents College seeks to increase parents’ role in schooling. KPCC Read More »

Historic Filipinotown church member killed after confronting tagger*

One man was fatally shot and another wounded on Sunday night after confronting a tagger defacing the wall of their Beverly Boulevard church in Historic Filpinotown, according to the LAPD Rampart Division. “One victim passed away and the other was taken to a hospital in critical condition,” according to a Facebook posting about the shooting, which took place at about ... Read More »