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Pursuit suspect strikes Boyle Heights pedestrian; homeless encampment cleanup requests triple to 1,900 a month; Councilman a Coco fan

Chase: An armed robbery suspect fleeing the CHP struck a pedestrian near Velasco Street and Gleason Avenue in Boyle Heights Tuesday night before abandoning the vehicle and running into the neighborhood. The condition of the pedestrian is unknown, ABC 7 reported.

Homeless:  The Bureau of Sanitation says it needs more than double the money it currently receives to remove homeless encampments as it faces  a large increase in cleanup requests. Those requests have nearly tripled to about 1,900 a month during the past three years. The department is requesting $17 million for its Clean Streets Program in the coming fiscal year compared to this year’s $6.4 million.   L.A. Times

East Hollywood Fire: A vacant home in the 800 block of N. Edgemont Street in East Hollywood collapsed after it was engulfed in flames Tuesday morning. It took firefighters about 24 minutes to put out the blaze near L.A. City College. No injuries were reported, and the cause of fire had not been determined. LAFD

Cypress Park Fire: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that broke out Tuesday morning in a one-story home in the 2800 block of Macon Street in Cypress Park. The fire was limited to an area near a wall heater and a portion of the attic. No injuries reported. LAFD

Coco:  1st District Councilmember Gil Cedillo will declare Coco’ Day in L.A. during a Feb. 27 celebration of the Disney animated film

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