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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Man wounded in Echo Park shooting [updated]

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One man was injured during the shooting that was reported at 8:18 a.m. near the Burger King on Glendale Boulevard. A joggger called police after he heard gunshots and then screaming, according to an LAPD spokesman. Read More »

Atwater Village shooting leaves two injured

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ATWATER VILLAGE —  A possible gang-related shooting tonight left two men wounded, with the suspects seen fleeing into the L.A. River bed, according to L.A. Now. The shooting was reported at about 6:35 p.m in the 2900 block of Ingledale Terrace. Police told L.A Now that ... Read More »

Robbery suspect killed during El Sereno hold up

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EL SERENO — A man trying to rob an El Sereno liquor store this morning was shot and killed by his accomplice, according to ABC7. The two robbery suspects were engaged in a struggle with the owner of the store near Alhambra and Hollister avenues when ... Read More »

1,500 DWP customers without power in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE –   The Department of Water and Power estimates that about 1,500 customers are without power this afternoon, with full service not expected to be restored until 7 p.m., according to an LADWP spokeswoman.  One resident reports that many shops and homes near Silver Lake ... Read More »

Silver Lake vehicle owners seek relief from catalytic converter thefts

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SILVER LAKE –  It takes a little more than a minute to make the two cuts to  remove a catalytic converter and drive away with the critical car part filled with precious metals. In Silver Lake and neighboring areas, some residents are being hit by catalytic ... Read More »

Spiderman vs LAPD at Echo Park Lotus Festival [updated]

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ECHO PARK — A person dressed like Spiderman attracted the attention of police at this weekend’s Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake.   The costumed character and police officers were also pictured on the LAPD’s Rampart Division Facebook page but it’s not clear why Spiderman was being ... Read More »

FBI raids Atwater Village business

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ATWATER VILLAGE –FBI agents this morning served a search warrant in a building occupied by an Atwater ambulance company in the 3500 block of Casitas Avenue, with one resident reported seeing several FBI and LAPD vehicles at the scene. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said agents were ... Read More »

Echo Park bus vs. tree

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ECHO PARK — A DASH bus crashed into a tree near Echo Park Avenue and Avalon Street early tonight, according to Michael Marquesen, who snapped the photo above. The bus was empty when it hit the tree, and police on the scene said there were no injuries, ... Read More »

Echo Park palm trees torched during 4th of July fireworks

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ECHO PARK — Looks like two palm trees caught fire tonight in Echo Park amid the barrage of illegal fireworks that lit up the sky. One tree appeared to be located at Echo Park Lake, the other nearby, judging by photos and videos posted on Twitter ... Read More »

Water line break floods Silver Lake intersection

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SILVER LAKE — Authorities shut down Glendale Boulevard at Silver Lake Boulevard late this afternoon after an apparent water line break flooded the intersection.  Readers sent in photos of the closed streets as fire fighters were on the scene at about 6 p.m. Water was seen ... Read More »