Eastside Review: Man killed by train in E. Hollywood; District 1 Council race heats up; peeping Tom warnings in Silver Lake

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Before scientists can start using one of the world’s most advanced magnetic resonance imaging machines, a giant crane at USC’s Health Sciences Campus had to lower the machine’s 22-ton, drum-shaped magnet into place. The machine will be used to capture detailed images of the brain. The Eastsider
  • Students from Los Feliz’ Marshall High won the Super Quiz portion of the Academic Decathlon for L.A. Unified Schools. L.A. Now
  • A man was found dead in a Metro Red line subway tunnel in East Hollywood, apparently having been struck by a Union Station-bound subway train. The Eastsider
  • The LAPD began enforcing new restrictions on where homeless people can park their vehicles. Anyone who lives in a vehicle cannot park overnight in residential zones or within a block of a park, school or day care facility at any time. KPCC
  • Joe Bray-Ali, a bike advocate and bike shop owner, picked up the endorsement of the L.A. Times in his campaign to unseat incumbent Gil Cedillo in the Council District 1 race. Cedillo later defended his record in a letter posted online. LA Times
  • Registered businesses that operate in the City of Los Angeles must submit a Business Tax Renewal Form – even if they don’t owe taxes – by Feb. 28 or face late fees and penalties. L.A. Office of Finance
  • After months of silence, Brooklyn Bagel has taken a big step toward reopening its Beverly Boulevard bakery. But expect some changes when it gets back in business. The bakery closed this bakery and store in May 2015 after an exterior wall collapsed. Eater LA
  • Requests to fill potholes rose from an average of 30 a day to an average of 120 in January amid the winter rains, according to the Bureau of Street Services. KPCC
  • Silver Lake marked the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first major gay-rights protest, which took place in front of the old Black Cat gay bar on Sunset. The Eastsider
  • A Silver Lake woman has posted warnings across the neighborhood after she caught a peeping Tom looking at her through a bathroom window while she showered. CBS 2
  • A man who raped a woman after he broke into her Boyle Heights home armed with a machete was sentenced to 46 years to life in state prison. Boyle Heights Beat
  • Alleged gang activity last week included a teen suspect opening fire in Eagle Rock, striking another youth in the back – and an unknown suspect or suspects shooting a man in the leg in Highland Park.
  • The Dodgers have hired an investment banker to look into selling a minority ownership stake in the team. L.A. Times
  • Candidates for City Council for the northeast side give their views on development and Measure S. The Eastsider
  • Closing the 710 Freeway gap could take a different turn under pending legislation that would prevent the building of a freeway tunnel under El Sereno, Pasadena and South Pasadena. The tunnel is one of several options Caltrans is considering to complete the long-delayed project. Daily News
  • Baxter Street in Echo Park caught another one – this time, a beer truck. A Miller-Lite Beer delivery truck bottomed out on the sharp peak of Baxter between Alvarado and Allesandro Streets – joining a long list of long or low vehicles that have gotten jammed up there. We have video. The Eastsider
  • Cal State L.A. and its partners have been awarded a $500,000 federal matching grant for a “boot camp” to train bioscience entrepreneurs and their startup companies. L.A. Business Journal
  • A 21-year-old East Los Angeles man pleaded not guilty to felony and animal cruelty charges after being accused of throwing his pit bull mix twice down a steep hill. The dog, Mary Jane, survived and was taken in by neighbors.  L.A. Times

Photo of the Week

Feb. 11, 1967 | Courtesy ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives/USC Libraries

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