Eastside Review: An anarchist memorial; street venders unite in Echo Park; police name suspect in mail theft

Eastside Review

A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.

  • Street vendors and their supporters protested at Echo Park against what they called the “ongoing criminalization of street vendors,” and are pushing for citywide legalization. Los Feliz Ledger
  • Anarchists gathered at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Boyle Heights to dedicate a gravestone and honor the memory of Rafael Adames, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World who was killed by police during the Christmas Day Riot in 1913. L.A. Eastside
  • The interior of the former Mr. T’s Bowl on Figueroa Street in Highland Park has been restored, highlighting an 8-lane bowling alley built in 1927. KPCC
  • City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell has asked the council to approve a $50,000 reward to catch the men who stabbed 23-year-old Oscar Lazo to death last June. The Eastsider
  • To ease the homeless problem, city-owned properties in Eagle Rock, Lincoln Heights and Los Feliz may become affordable housing or storage facilities reserved for the homeless. The Eastsider
  • Silver Lake will be one of the few places in the Los Angeles area with a Burmese restaurant. Eater LA.
  • Will an Echo Park fixer-upper with possible toxic waste, rotted roof and other problems find a buyer willing to pay $770,000? Curbed L.A.
  • Gangster Al Capone’s old Lincoln Heights Jail is now slated for redevelopment. NBC LA
  • Police released surveillance video – and the identity – of a man suspected of stealing mail from several apartment buildings in Echo Park and Silver Lake by using a postal key. The Eastsider
  • A vehicle went over a cliff in Elysian Park near Angels Point late Wednesday night, according to the L.A. Fire Department. No passengers were found and no injuries were reported. Eastside 911
  • Work is scheduled to begin this summer on a long-awaited Glassell Park Transit Pavilion that will provide shade and seating for bus riders who wait on a traffic island at San Fernando Road and Eagle Rock Boulevard. The Eastsider
  • A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who was sued over a traffic collision during his 2013 council campaign. The woman who filed the suit claimed O’Farrell was liable when a driver distributing O’Farrell campaign flyers struck her as she rode a scooter.  Los Feliz Ledger
  • A body found floating in Echo Park Lake last weekend has been identified as a 27-year-old man who had been reported missing days earlier. The Eastsider
  • The property at the forefront of the urban farm movement in Los Angeles is up for sale. The owner, Tara Kolla, waged a successful campaign to change city laws in 2010 so she and other urban farmers could sell home-grown flowers, vegetables, fruits and other products at stores, farmers’ markets and other locations off of their property. Silver Lake Farms is on offer for $1.825 million. The Eastsider

 Photo of the Week

Echo Park | Marsha Estes

Echo Park | Marsha Estes

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