East L.A. homicide suspect arrested; artists and animals fill an Echo Park alley; Boyle Heights student activism circa 1945

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  • Antonio Medina, who is suspected of killing his girlfriend in East Los Angeles last month, was arrested on Dec. 9 in Mexico and is now being held without bail in an L.A. County jail.   Medina allegedly struck 21-year-old Kassandra Ochoa with a hammer and saw, nearly decapitating the victim during the fatal attack. L.A. Times
  • Echo Park’s “Animal Alley” is taking shape as about 20 artists paint images cover the walls with images of tigers, gorillas, cats and other animals. Culture Monster
  • 87-year-old Leo Frumkin recalls when he and other students at Roosevelt High in Boyle Heights organized walkouts and demonstrations in 1945 to protest the school board’s decision allowing a man referred to by some as the “Little Fuehrer” to speak at a local school.“We were just radical kids,” Frumkin said.  Jewish Journal
  • Eagle Rock resident and heart disease survivor Maria Acereto will be walking in the Rose Parade as part of the American Heart Association’s Union of Hearts float.

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