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Silver Lake’s Dana Hollister files for bankruptcy after losing Katy Perry legal battle; the “Eastside 13” behind the 1968 student walkouts; East L.A. shooting victim ID’d

Bankruptcy:  Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister has filed for bankruptcy three months after a jury ordered her to pay $15 million in damages over a bruising legal battle with pop star Katy Perry over control of a Los Feliz convent, reports My News LA. This week’s bankruptcy filing prompted a judge to suspend post-trial hearings and Hollister’s request to retry the case. The 57-year-old Hollister — whose holdings include Cliff’s Edge restaurant in Silver Lake and the Brite Spot diner in Echo Park — claimed  $4 million in assets during last year’s court proceedings. However, according to Courthouse News, Hollister listed her net worth at near $16 million in a 2014 loan application.

Chicano History: The L.A. Times looks at the 13 men who were indicted in secret by a grand jury on conspiracy charges over the 1968 walkouts by thousands of high school students to protest poor learning conditions at Eastside schools.  The charges were eventually overturned by an appeals court in a case that triggered large protests and galvanized the emerging Chicano political and cultural movement. “We could hear outside of the jail thousands of people chanting — protesting our arrests,”  said Moctesuma Esparza, who was 19 when he was indicted. “That made us feel that what we had done was worthwhile.”

Shooting Victim: The woman who was shot and killed on Monday night in East Los Angeles has been identified as 21-year-old Brandis Tovar of Lynwood.  Tovar was killed in the the 4000 block of East Sixth Street. A second female victim survived and was reported to be in stable conditions. Officials have said the double shooting may have been gang-related.  My News LA

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