Eastside Review: East L.A. taco truck stabbing; perjury charge dropped against sheriff’s deputy; restaurant/barbershop combo?

Eastside Review Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • A perjury charge against a county sheriff’s deputy has been dismissed. The jury could not decide whether the deputy filed a false police report from a traffic stop at the border of Commerce and East Los Angeles. L.A. Times
  • The Los Feliz DASH bus line may start going to Silver Lake. But proposed changes by the L.A. Department of Transportation also include eliminating existing service on Hillhurst Avenue as well as a section of Vermont Avenue. Los Feliz Ledger
  • “Waiter, could I have more hair in my soup?” A proposed restaurant-and-barbershop on Figueroa Street in Highland Park wants to serve booze. The Eastsider
  • A jury awarded $45 million to the children of two women who were killed when a driver being chased by the CHP crashed into a crowd at a Boyle Heights taco truck in 2012. The driver is serving 35 years to life in prison. MyNewsLA.com
  • A new law could make it easier for large building developments across the state to move forward. But a spokesman for a long stalled project at Barlow Respiratory Hospital says that, at this point, the new state law still isn’t reviving plans to turn part of the hospital campus next to Dodger Stadium into a large development with hundreds of residential units. The Eastsider
  • New “themed dorm space” reserved for Cal State L.A. students interested in black issues has attracted criticism from some conservative commentators. But an official of the El Sereno college said the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community is open to all students. L.A. Now
  • Veronica Aguilar, whose 11-year-old son was found dead inside a closet in their Echo Park home, plead not guilty to murder and child abuse charges. L.A. Now
  • A woman was stabbed in the hands while waiting in line at an East L.A. taco truck. Police say the victim did not know the suspect, who reportedly told the victim they were both going to die. Police say they later arrested a man who admitted using meth all day. The Eastsider
  • A jury sided with a City Terrace family in their rent strike against a landlord who raised the rent on their 2-bedroom apartment by 63% – to $2,000 a month. But the family must pay the higher rent once repairs are made to the apartment. Curbed L.A.
  • The Solano Canyon neighborhood turns 150 this month, and a descendant of its founder has minted a commemorative coin for the occasion. The Eastsider
  • The Boyle Heights gallery boom continues. This time, it’s Ibid, a London-based art dealer, moving its Los Angeles-based gallery into a new 13,000-square-foot space in the neighborhood. Some anti-gentrification activists have been pushing for galleries to close. Art News
  • Two cyclists were shot in the legs as they rode with their families at the L.A. River bike path. Police say a pair of suspects had demanded their bicycles, and one suspect was seen riding away from the scene with one of the victim’s bikes. The Eastsider

 Photo of the Week

Eagle Rock | Janet Grey

Eagle Rock | Janet Grey

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