Eastside Review: Free parking at observatory to end; bike ban proposed after crash on L.A. River path; Dodgers make play-offs

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Free parking at Griffith Observatory will be ending, and motorists will be charged $4 to park in the lot by the building. Los Feliz Ledger
  • Eviction notices are being issued in a rent strike at the Marmion Royal, as the confrontation between tenants and landlord escalates. L.A. Times
  • Saint Barnabas Episcopal in Eagle Rock worries about its future – with a congregation so small that they don’t even have a regular priest. The Eastsider
  • A man reportedly threw a dog off a steep hillside in the 1300 block of Luella Drive in City Terrace. Neighbors have turned over the dog to the county’s Department of Animal Care and Control, which is investigating the matter. ABC7
  • A ban on bikes along the L.A. River path is being proposed after an elderly woman in Elysian Valley was badly struck by a speeding cyclist. The Eastsider.
  • A man is being sought for breaking into the Anahuacalmecac charter school in El Sereno campus and stalking students and staff. Semillas Community Schools
  • A plan to turn 10 acres in Silver Lake into open space has fallen apart, and developers are seeking instead to build 49 condominiums on the property. The Eastsider
  • There has been more reaction against art galleries in Boyle Heights, with some galleries being tagged with the words “Fuck White Art.” L.A. Weekly and L.A. Times.
  • Empty suitcases set off a false bomb scare in Echo Park, causing traffic headaches as members of the LAPD bomb squad shut down a stretch of Sunset Boulevard near Dodger Stadium to investigate. The luggage had been left unattended for most of the day near the Super 8 Motel. The Eastsider
  • The Dodgers’ will face the Cubs  in the National League Championship Series after their 4-3 victory over the Nationals. Home games starting at 5 p.m. have been scheduled for Oct. 18, 19 and 20. Dodgers
  • An LAPD officer was involved in two fatal, Boyle Heights shootings within two weeks of each other. Police said Officer Eden Medina shot Omar Gonzalez on July 28, and was also present at the shooting of 14-year-old Jesse Romero on Aug. 9 – though reports do not say whether Medina fired his weapon at Romero. KTLA
  • Police said they are no longer investigating the Eagle Rock attack that left a man in the hospital because the incident is no longer considered to be a crime. Instead, the matter is now being handled by the Animal Services Department. The two women who accompanied the dog left the scene before officers arrived. NBC LA and The Eastsider

 Photo of the Week

El Sereno | EM Medrano

El Sereno | EM Medrano

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