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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Eastside 911

Man dies after 2 Freeway crash in Glassell Park

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GLASSELL PARK –– An early morning collision on the southbound 2 Freeway at San Fernando Road left one man dead and prompted the closure of traffic lanes for about three hours. The collision was reported shortly after 4 a.m. when the driver of a Toyota Corolla lost ... Read More »

Smoke everywhere you look

Sunset smoke viewed from Silver Lake | Dan Gershon

Dan Gershon of Silver sent in the photo above of the sun setting to west in a bank of smoke from the 20,000-acre Sand brush fire near Santa Clarita. Meanwhile, another cloud of smoke began rising early tonight as a fire broke out in a pallet ... Read More »

Police seek help to find Boyle Heights shooter

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Homicide detectives with the Hollenbeck Division are asking the public to provide any information in connection with a shooting earlier this week that left one man dead and another injured. 54-year-old, Raul Alaniz Jr died after being shot several times inside a converted ... Read More »

Fire hits Hermon shopping center

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HERMON — An early morning fire caused heavy damage to a portion of the Monterey Road shopping center that serves as the commercial and retail hub of the neighborhood. Photos posted on social media show that some of the retailers in the L-shaped building at the ... Read More »

Boyle Heights shooting leaves one dead

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BOYLE HEIGHTS –– One man was killed and another injured during a late afternoon shooting in the 900 block of S. Bernal Avenue, according to the L.A. Police Department. The shooting took place at about 3:50 p.m., said Officer Mike Lopez.  The victim who died was ... Read More »

Drunk driver sentenced in death of Echo Park cyclist

ECHO PARK — A drunk driver  who was speeding at about 60 miles per hour on surface streets was sentenced to six years in state prison after he crashed into and killed a cyclist on Temple Street last April, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney. ... Read More »

Vehicle bursts into flame after Silver Lake crash

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SILVER LAKE — One person was injured after a vehicle crashed and burst into flames early this morning near Glendale Boulevard and Baxter Street. A video of the fire posted on YouTube shows the vehicle in flames next to the playground of St. Teresa of Avila ... Read More »

4th of July fire breaks out in L.A. River [updated]

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — A fire that one witness said was ignited by skyrockets scorched an approximately half-acre of brush and trees in the L.A. River on Monday night. LAFD spokeswoman Erik Scott said there were no reports of injuries from the blaze that broke out in ... Read More »

Silver Lake gusher

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SILVER LAKE —  A fire hydrant was sheared off this afternoon during a traffic collision near Coronado and Montana streets, sending a gusher of water in the air, according to a Silver Lake resident who sent in photos. Officials had blocked off the street as they ... Read More »