Fatal Boyle Heights freeway crash; Dodger “Rally Granny” exposed; Mariachi Plaza parcel up for grabs

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News & Notes From Across the Eastside

  • An early morning fatal crash on the northbound 5 Freeway near Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights forced the closure of freeway lanes and triggered a Sig-Alert. No information was available on the victim or what caused the collision. Traffic lanes were reopened by 3:30 AM. CHP
  • A strip of storefronts on the north side of Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights has been put on the market again, this time at an asking price of $6.2 million. The same parcel was once part of a proposed Metro redevelopment project that was abandoned in the face of community opposition. Streetsblog
  • The L.A. Times profiles 85-year-old Betty True, who became known as the “The Rally Granny” and “Flashin’ Granny” after she raised her blue shirt to reveal her white bra during a Dodger game, her image captured on the ballpark’s massive video screen. “I don’t [know]why it was such a big deal,” said True. “I was just showing off my Dodger colors.”

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