Bike-related traffic deaths on the rise; HUD Secretary Ben Carson visits Echo Park

Traffic Deaths: Six bike riders have been killed so far this year in traffic-related crashes, according to the LAPD. That’s four more fatalities than reported last year during the same period. But serious and fatal traffic injuries overall were down nearly 10%. Daily News

Visit: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson toured The Dream Center in Echo Park and praised the faith-based drug treatment center for relying only onprivate funds. It was part of Carson’s trip to Los Angeles to examine homelessness, job training and other social service programs operated by partnerships between public agencies and private groups. L.A. Times

Fire: Firefighters extinguished a small fire that started Tuesday night in one unit of a duplex in the 2500 block of Temple Street in Historic Filipinotown. No injuries were reported. LAFD

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  1. It is true the Dream Center only accepts private funds. They will not take extra food from schools because it comes from the USDA.

  2. Wish I’d known he was in town. I have some furniture I’d like to sell…

  3. Lights would help. Several bicyclists in the Echo Park area ride at night in dark clothes with no lights, and somehow we are all supposed to magically see them.

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