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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Accident

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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 »

Pickup truck crashes into Eagle Rock coffee shop

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EAGLE ROCK -- The owners of Cindy's Coffee Shop said they plan to reopen as soon as possible after a pickup truck crashed into the Colorado Boulevard restaurant this weekend. The restaurant was closed at the time and no one was injured, but photos showed extensive damage to the front of the coffee shop. Read More »

Six injured in Highland Park crash

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HIGHLAND PARK — A traffic collision near Figueroa Street and York Boulevard tonight left six people injured, with three of them in critical condition, the LAFD reported. The crash involving an unknown number of vehicles was reported at 9:17 p.m. No further details were available. Twitter ... Read More »

Vehicle slides down cliff in Elysian Park

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Firefighters retrieved a vehicle that slid down a cliff in Elysian Park late Wednesday night. No one was found inside or near the vehicle. The vehicle slid for about 75 feet  before coming to a stop near Angels Point at around 11:30 p.m., according to the ... Read More »

Cyclist killed by suspected drunk driver in Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — A 27-year-old cyclist was killed this weekend in the southern section of Echo Park after being struck by an alleged drunk driver who was speeding at about 60 miles per hour on surface streets, police said. Cruz Tzoc, 22, of Los Angeles, was booked ... Read More »

What A Mess: Tree topples in Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK — Jim Wells found his car under an old tree in the wake of today’s storm on Oleander Drive. The street was completely blocked and firefighters sealed off the area with caution tape, said Ginger Lucas. Read More »

Pickup truck crashes into Silver Lake building [updated]

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SILVER LAKE —  KTLA reports that one person was injured early this morning after a pickup truck slammed into the front of a building in the 1800 block of Hyperion Avenue that houses the Moving Arts theater.  Police arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI, said NBCLA. Updated: ... Read More »

Two-car crash in East Los Angeles

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EAST LOS ANGELES -- Two passenger cars collided at intersection of Floral Drive and Dangler Avenue at about 8 a.m. today as one of the vehicles attempted to turn into the side street Read More »

Two adults and infant injured in Lincoln Heights crash

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A head-on collision in the 3800 block of North Broadway tonight left one infant in critical condition and two adult males with serious injuries, according to the L.A. Fire Department. The crash involving two cars was reported at about 5:30 p.m., according to ... Read More »

Echo Park pedestrian dies after being hit by bike rider

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ECHO PARK — The 77-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a cyclist last this month while crossing Glendale Boulevard has died of his injuries, police said. Levon Avetisyan died on Sunday, Nov. 1, said Felix Padilla, a detective with the LAPD Central Traffic Division.  While collisions ... Read More »

Friday night crash in Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE ––  A Friday night crash  involving four vehicles on Glendale Boulevard near Earl Street resulted in some injuries, according to a resident. The crash took place at about 7:30 p.m., said Craig Collins, who snapped photos of the scene. He also helped recover tools that flew out ... Read More »

Silver Lake pedestrian hit crossing Rowena

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SILVER LAKE — A man walking across Rowena Avenue on Sunday night was struck by a vehicle on  a stretch of roadway that officials have been trying to make safer. Residents reported that the pedestrian was struck at about 7 p.m. near the Rowena and Herkimer ... Read More »

One crash too many on Griffin Avenue

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MONTECITO HEIGHTS — A speeding car crashed into parked vehicles this afternoon in the 3600 block of Griffin Avenue, the third collision in recent months on this stretch of the street, according to one resident. A blue car heading south on Griffin smashed into a parked ... Read More »

Silver Lake Mid-Century Modern Treehouse

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True Mid-Century modern living is found in this Silver Lake "treehouse" designed by architect Robert A. Pratt circa 1954. Brilliantly sited to capture spectacular 180 degree views from the mountains to the ocean ... Read More »

Echo Park crash leaves car on sidewalk

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ECHO PARK — A crash this afternoon near Echo Park Lake left a Pontiac Fiero on the sidewalk, with the vehicle wedged between a utility pole and fire hydrant on one side and a retaining wall on the other. With the vehicle’s doors blocked, the driver ... Read More »

Three-car crash outside East L.A. church

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EAST LOS ANGELES — Three cars collided outside St. Alphonsus Catholic Church this morning in the 500 block of south Atlantic Boulevard, leaving one car partially on the sidewalk. C.J. Salgado, who took photos of the scene after 9 a.m., said there appeared to be no ... Read More »