More details of alleged molestation by East L.A. boxing coach; Silver Lake gets a new traffic signal; L.A. schools chief to take early retirement

Molestation: Police revealed more details about the lewd conduct charges filed against Olympic gold medalist and East L.A. boxing coach Paul Gonzales. One of his young students, a 13-year-old girl, was allegedly molested earlier this year after she began attending a boxing club at a county recreation center where Gonzales coaches. Officials are concerned that there are more victims. L.A. Times

Signal: A new pedestrian-activated signal has been installed on Silver Lake Boulevard at Van Pelt Place near the Silver Lake Recreation center and Silver Lake Dog Park, Council District 13 has announced.

LAUSD: L.A.Unified Supt. Michelle King will remain on medical leave for several months and then take early retirement at the end of June as she battles cancer. That means the L.A. school board, dominated by charter school advocates for the first time, will have to find a new district leader. King has been on medical leave for several months. Vivian Ekchian will remain as Acting Superintendent. L.A. Times

Checkpoint: The LAPD will stage a sobriety and driver’s license check point on Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 6 pm to 12 am at Los Feliz Boulevard at Riverside Drive in Los Feliz.

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