Eastside Review: Unveiling of Jackie Robinson statue; L.A. Historic State Park opens; District 1 race gets ugly

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • A bronze statue honoring baseball legend Jackie Robinson was unveiled at Dodger Stadium. The Eastsider
  • A Twitter account focused on Boyle Heights real estate and home flips is attracting attention and criticism. Boyle Heights Beat
  • A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in East L.A., prompting a rail agency official to warn residents against taking short cuts or walking across the tracks. The Eastsider
  • The new 32-acre Los Angeles Historic State Park near Chinatown held its grand opening Saturday, after a three-year development. L.A. Times
  • More details have emerged about the 35-year-old mother of two boys who was fatally shot in Lincoln Heights last week. Judy Lillian Solorio of Cypress Park had been out with a friend and was headed to the home of another friend when neighbors heard her engaged in an argument followed by gunfire. CBS2
  • Police released a composite drawing of a suspect involved in a series of residential burglaries in the Boyle Heights area since the beginning of the year. The “hot prowl” burglars have entered through unlocked windows and doors in the early morning hours to steal items as the victims slept. LAPD
  • A question from nine years ago to the tongue-in-cheek OC Weekly column “¡Ask A Mexican!” is coming back to haunt City Council candidate Joe-Bray Ali as he faces a runoff election against against incumbent Gil Cedillo in Council District 1. The Eastsider
  • Ethnic slurs also went in the other direction in the District 1 race during a debate when an audience member told the challenger, Joe-Bray Ali, to “go back to India.” The debate ultimately turned so raucous that the police were called in. The Eastsider
  • It becomes harder for owners of rent-controlled apartments to demolish or remove their units from the market, under new measures adopted by the City Council. State law otherwise permits landlords to evict tenants when they plan to demolish the apartments or turn them into condos or other uses. Curbed L.A.
  • Churches and nonprofit groups will be able to open emergency shelters year around without special city approval after the City Council declared a homeless shelter crises. KPCC
  • Three people were shot in Highland Park. The suspect is described only as a Latino male. The Eastsider
  • The Dodgers are facing soft ticket sales as the new baseball season gets underway. Ticket sales for the first 10 games were down 8% compared to last season, and there’s no longer a long waiting list to buy season tickets. L.A. Times
  • Eagle Rock Junior and Senior High School received a $1,000 award for its efforts to reduce bullying. The award from the Sandy Hook Promise organization praised the school for “integrating inclusiveness into activities.” ABC 7.

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