Eastside Review: Elysian Valley couple returns from desert ordeal; more Trump protests; price hike on Dodgers season tickets

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • The national election had more fall-out locally, with protests at the Silver Lake Meadow and walk-outs by high school students in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles and El Sereno. Meanwhile, Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch, co-stars of the HBO show Silicon Valley, said they were harassed by a pair of white, male Trump supporters at a Silver Lake bar. Stories in the L.A. Times – here and here – and USA Today
  • When campus police at Occidental College found a homeless juvenile suspected of breaking into students’ cars and stealing about $20 in cash and items, they delt with it by giving the suspect $20, recording him apologizing, and advising him to stop by the campus safety office if he ever needed help. The Eastsider
  • A man was shot at along Interstate 5 in Commerce – receiving a severe laceration to his eye – in an apparent case of road rage. L.A. Times
  • After several crashes along Broadway in Lincoln Heights – including a rear-ender last week that injured three people – a call has gone up for safety improvements on that stretch of the road. The Eastsider
  • L.A. DWP needs to refund at least $67.5 million to customers to cover over-billing, according to an independent monitor. That’s substantially more than the $44 million the utility agreed to pay under a class-action lawsuit. L.A. Times
  • The head of the California State University, which includes Cal State L.A. in El Sereno, said the statewide system will not help federal authorities enforce immigration and deportation policies unless forced to by law. L.A. Times
  • Saying she had the best of intentions, a woman pleaded no contest Tuesday for unlawfully using a badge to take a dog away from its owner. ABC7
  • Boyle Heights fifth graders composed and performed songs about Gold Line trains, Mariachi Plaza, Evergreen Cemetery and other neighborhood sites as part of a program with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. L.A. Weekly
  • Icebergs, a new play that premiered at the Geffen Playhouse, features a thirtysomething Silver Lake couple dealing with filmmaking and family planning. L.A Times
  • A former volunteer football coach at Franklin High pleaded no contest to charges that he sexually assaulted five boys and teens over more than a decade. The Eastsider
  • The Elysian Valley couple who went missing after getting lost on a desert hike drank their own urine to survive before being found near the U.S.-Mexico border. L.A. Times
  • The Dodgers raised season ticket prices for the second year in a row and boosted the price of parking for season-ticket holders by as much as 27%. L.A. Times

 Photo of the Week

Photo courtesy Madalyn Choate

Photo courtesy Madalyn Choate

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