News & Notes:
- A 16-year-old Garfield High school student with autism drowned during a school field trip to a community swimming pool in East L.A., reports NBCLA. The family of Erick Ortiz, who did not know how to swim, said they had granted permission for Ortiz to be taken to a park but not inside the pool.
- The city declared the former home of Black Cat Tavern, a Silver Lake gay bar, a historic cultural monument in 2008. But this week a monument plaque was installed on the Sunset Boulevard building, where the beating and arrest of patrons by police in 1967 triggered one of the nation’s first gay rights demonstrations, reports Frontiers. The plaque was installed nearly three years after the last of a series of gay bars to occupy the building closed.
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