Saturday, October 1, 2016

Eastside 911

Fire breaks out in Elysian Park [updated]

Photo by Scott Fajack

A brush fire burned more than six acres in the heart of Elysian Park this afternoon before it was knocked down by firefighters. The L.A. Fire Department deployed water dropping helicopters and about 100 firefighters to put out the blaze, which broke out at about noon below ... Read More »

Smoke rising over L.A. River

Photo by Mary-Austin Klein

Smoke was spotted rising from the L.A. River channel near the northbound 5 Freeway and Los Feliz Boulevard at about 1:30 pm. Mary-Austin Klein snapped a photo as she passed by. An LAFD spokeswoman had not details about the fire but noted that there had been ... Read More »

New era begins for Police Academy in Elysian Park


With a blast of streamers and confetti shaped like police badges, the LAPD today celebrated the grand-reopening of the police academy in Elysian Park after an extensive renovation and the construction of new facilities. The project includes a new, $18.7 million training facility on the academy ... Read More »

Police Academy reopens in Elysian Park


A grand re-opening  ceremony is scheduled Thursday morning, Sept. 15,  to mark the completion of an extensive renovation of the LAPD Elysian Park Academy. The two-part project included an approximately $16 million renovation to bring mechanical and structural systems up to modern standards while preserving the ... Read More »

One injured after Echo Park home foundation collapses

Rear view of damaged home

ECHO PARK — A home that was undergoing foundation work partially collapsed this morning, injuring a woman who was inside the structure. A crew had been working on the raised foundation of a rear house in the 1400 block of Waterloo Street when neighbors said they ... Read More »

One dead in Atwater Village shooting


ATWATER VILLAGE —   One man was fatally shot Saturday night near Glendale Boulevard and Revere Avenue, police said. Officers found a 32-year-old male Armenian with a gunshot wound after being called to the scene at 10:45 p.m., said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.The victim was transported to ... Read More »

Boyle Heights shooting leaves one dead


BOYLE HEIGHTS — One man was killed early this morning during what may have been a gang-related shooting in the sprawling Wyvernwood apartment complex, police said.  The fatal shooting comes as the neighborhood experiences a surge in violence. The shooting was reported at 1:12 a.m. in ... Read More »

Echo Park shooting leaves two injured [updated]

crime scene on temple and edgeware

ECHO PARK — Two men were injured this afternoon during what police say was a possible gang-related shooting near Temple and Bixel streets. The two victims, described as male Latinos in their 30s, were transported to a hospital in what appeared to be stable condition, said ... Read More »

Take that!

Photo by Scott Fajac

ECHO PARK — A firefighter douses a clump of cactus while putting out a fire that broke out early this evening along a fence on the southwestern side of Elysian Park near Sutherland Street. About 30-feet of fence burned, said resident Scott Fajack, but the fire ... Read More »

Female pedestrian killed in Cypress Park hit-and-run

Collision took place near San Fernando Road and Loosemore Street

CYPRESS PARK — A female pedestrian was killed early Thursday morning after she was struck by two vehicles on San Fernando Road north of Loosemore Street, the LAPD said.  The driver of the primary vehicle involved in the collision left the scene but the other motorist remained ... Read More »