Eastside Review: Council moves to decriminalize street venders; suspect arrested in 1999 shooting; officials line up against Measure S

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Two drive-by shootings – one near a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant – occurred only hours apart and within a few blocks of each other in Lincoln Heights. The shootings seem to be unrelated. There was one injury. The Eastsider
  • A pedestrian on the freeway was struck by a vehicle and killed on the westbound 60 in Boyle Heights. LAFD
  • The new Riverside Bridge connecting Cypress Park and Elysian Valley was panned and praised during a grand opening event. Daily News
  • The suspect in the murder of a Los Feliz gas station clerk is also believed to have killed the owner of a Venice marijuana dispensary and been involved in a robbery in Glendale. MyNewsLA
  • The City Council voted to move forward with plans to decriminalize street vendors and issue them permits, amid fears that vendors might be deported for breaking the law under the Trump administration. But the vendors can still be ticketed for violating the municipal code until final regulations are approved. L.A. Times
  • City and county officials are lining up against Measure S, which would place a 2-year ban on projects that require special approvals unless the city updates its community development plans. L.A. Times
  • A man’s body was pulled out of the northwest corner of Echo Park. Police are currently handing it as a death investigation, not a murder. The Eastsider
  • City officials have come up with a $100,000 plan to redesign the Vermont Triangle to discourage homeless encampments on the Los Feliz traffic median. Los Feliz Ledger
  • A new pictorial history book, Mexican American Baseball in East Los Angeles, presents a century of photos and stories about the community’s players, teams and ballparks. L.A. Times
  • More than $800,000 has been raised so far by the candidates running in this year’s races to represent Council Districts 1 and 13, according to the Ethics Commission. The incumbents, not surprisingly. maintain wide leads over their rivals. The Eastsider
  • Police are searching for a murder suspect after an hours-long standoff that ended with the arrest of the suspect’s cousin at an El Sereno home. The Eastsider
  • A 74-year-old man was injured and his dog was killed when they were attacked by a pair of pit bulls in Lincoln Heights. The pit bulls were quarantined and will be held until the Animal Services Department holds a hearing. KTLA
  • A suspect in a 1999 racially motivated murder of an African-American man in Highland Park has been apprehended in Baja California. L.A. Times

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