Eastside Review: Fake crocodile in Echo Park Lake; L.A. Unified may have missed signs of molestation; garbage hazard on Glendale Blvd

Eastside Review

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

  • While the number of homes sold in Los Angeles overall tumbled in April, home sales on the Eastside continued to climb. The Eastsider
  • Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared before a large crowd in a Lincoln Heights baseball field, vowing to win the upcoming California primary despite rival Hillary Clinton’s leading position in the polls. Daily News
  • The artist who hung a large replica of a goldfish in Santa Monica is apparently the same guy who created the fake crocodile that floated briefly across Echo Park Lake last weekend. The Eastsider
  • Police are looking for a man who beat and slammed a small dog against a Boyle Heights sidewalk until the animal died. L.A. Now (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward in the case. L.A. Now)
  • The Gelson’s Market on Hyperion Avenue in Los Feliz is undergoing major renovations. The Eastsider
  • Gente-Fied, a bilingual web series being developed by America Ferrera, will take a comedic approach to the gentrification of Boyle Heights. Boyle Heights Beat
  • Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park was temporarily blocked with piles of garbage after a city dump truck unloaded trash that had caught on fire. The Eastsider
  • The case against volunteer football coach Jaime Jimenez — accused of molesting students for more than a decade at Franklin High — is one of many in which the L.A. Unified School District may have allegedly missed or ignored signs and complaints of sexual misconduct. L.A. Times
  • After much anticipation, the new 365 by Whole Foods opened in Silver Lake as a cheaper alternative to regular Whole Foods. The Eastsider
  • For the first time since 2009, the city has allocated budget funds to install speed humps. But there will be only enough money to pay for 30 humps a year, while 800 requests have been made since 2013. CBS 2
  • A home that was knocked off its foundations February in a crash from a fatal drive-by shooting is slated to be torn down. The Eastsider
  • Federal Express is being sued after one of company’s trucks crashed into an East L.A. building, killing a man who was working at his desk. EGP News
  • Artist Roel Punzalan has won the design competition to decorate some new pedestrian lights at bus stops along Temple Street in Historic Filipinotown. Punzalan came up with three symbols — representing harmony, humanity, and mobility — that will be attached to 27 of the lights. The Eastsider
  • Rescue robots and low-priced satellites were among some of the student projects showcased at Cal State L.A.’s Senior Engineering Design Expo. Daily News
  • A passionate debate is expected as officials review how the city manages and controls the coyote population. The city has not trapped or euthanized the animals for more than 20 years, but the growing number of coyotes and attacks have some calling for new measures to deal with the animals. Daily News

 Photo of the Week

Boyle Heights | davidouzphotos

Boyle Heights | davidouzphotos

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