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Man injured in Mt. Washington garage fire; new police chief guessing game; art exhibit honors Lincoln Heights church legacy

Fire: A construction worker was in serious condition with burns to his head and face after a garage exploded and burst into flame in the 4600 block of Cleland Avenue in Mt. Washington.The explosion took place after the man lit a cigarette while standing near the garage. The explosion and fire remain under investigation.  LAFD

Police: Charlie Beck’s announcement that he will step down as chief of police this June has set off a guessing game as to who will takeover of the department. Among the potential contenders are First Assistant Chief Michel Moore, who has been previously considered for the job, Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, formerly head of the Hollywood Division, and Assistant Chief Jorge Villegas, who oversees the Office of Administrative Services. KPCC

Church: The work of approximately 60 artists is now on display at the Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights as part of an exhibition that showcases the church’s activism over the decades. The Art of Protest: Epiphany and the Culture of Empowerment runs through March 29. L.A. Times

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