Eastside Review: Vegan German beer garden for Highland Park?; Congress election heats up before City Council race finishes

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Singer Katy Perry may finally be able to buy that Los Feliz convent under a new ruling handed down from a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. LAist
  • A German beer garden with vegan cuisine is in the works for Highland Park. The Eastsider
  • An Echo Park resident talks about the city’s gang injunctions and their impact on his life. “You can’t do what regular people do,” said Peter Arellano, 22, who was included in an injunction in connection with a vandalism case. “You can’t drink with friends, go to the lake, be a part of the community.” BuzzFeed
  • Police have apprehended a man suspected of at least four “hot prowl” burglaries near Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights. Boyle Heights Beat
  • A subway under Atlantic Boulevard in East Los Angeles is among the concepts being studied as part of a possible extension of the Gold Line to Whittier. But Metro has yet to to select a final route and it could take a decade before construction begins. Urbanize L.A. & SGV Tribune
  • Lolipop Records is moving from Echo Park to Boyle Heights, where the record label has met with some “unfriendly reactions” amid gentrification tensions. L.A. Weekly
  • Maria Cabildo has won the L.A. Times endorsement against 22 other candidates running for Congress in the 34th Congressional District. L.A. Times
  • Speaking of the 34th District Congressional race, the 2016 presidential campaign by Vermont senator Bernie Sanders seems to be having a strong influence on who’s running for the seat recently vacated by Xavier Becerra. L.A. Times
  • An estimated 24,000 runners, walkers and cyclists are expected pour through through Echo Park and Silver Lake on Sunday morning for the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon. The Eastsider
  • One of two Los Feliz robbery suspects was apprehended after police distributed photos from home surveillance cameras. Los Feliz Ledger
  • Residents in Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights have expressed concern that the planned expansion of the nearby L.A. County USC-Medical Center and the USC Health Sciences Campus could increase the pace of the gentrification, pricing them out of the area. The L.A. County supervisors have since moved to give neighbors a larger role in the development process. EGP News
  • A hit-and-run suspect crashed into an AT&T store at Whittier Boulevard and Ciela Avenue in East L.A. Three people, including the driver, were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries. Other hit-and-run incidents this week included a car striking eight parked vehicles in Glassell Park. CBS 2 & The Eastsider
  • An election runoff may be in the cards for City Council District 1. With the last few ballots being counted, incumbent Councilman Gilbert Cedillo has been falling just short of the 50% needed to end the election. A runoff would pit him next May against second-place vote getter Joe Bray-Ali. The Eastsider

Photo of the Week

East Los Angeles | Aurelio Jose Barrera

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