Friday, April 25, 2014


Echo Park gentrification creates a “weekend gang”

With home prices and rents spiraling upward,  many Echo Park gang members have been priced out of the neighborhood,  forcing some Echo Park Locos to make weekend visits from their new neighborhoods, according to the L.A. Times.  Gentrification in combination with other factors has noticeably reduced ... Read More »

Man killed in Boyle Heights drive-by shooting


One man was killed Friday night after he was shot by suspects who opened fire from a passing vehicle in the 600 block of north Fickett Street in Boyle Heights.   The victim, a male Latino, died from his injuries after being transported to a hospital, according ... Read More »

City Council offers $50,000 reward in Silver Lake murder


The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to offer a $50,000 reward in connection with the unsolved murder of Joseph Gatto, who was fatally shot in his Silver Lake home last November, reports L.A. Now. Police released a rendering of a possible suspect a few ... Read More »

Cyclist wounded during drive-by shooting in Historic Filipinotown


View Larger Map A cyclist was shot in the knee this morning in Historic Filipinotown after bullets were fired from a passing vehicle, police said. The male cyclist, who was riding his bike on Beverly Boulevard near Alvarado Street when he was shot at about 7:50 ... Read More »

One man injured in Echo Park drive-by shooting*


View Larger Map Police are looking for suspects who shot one man multiple times during a drive-by shooting this afternoon in the southern edge of Echo Park. The victim was transported to a hospital after being shot at about 4 p.m. near Temple and Firmin streets, ... Read More »

Four suspects arrested in Lincoln Heights home invasion


Four armed suspected were apprehended early this morning after they forced their way into a Lincoln Heights home and took one of the residents hostage, according to ABC7. No persons, including the hostage, were reported injured during the incident, which ended after the SWAT team arrived ... Read More »

Police release photos of suspects in Highland Park convenience store killing*

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Police today released  photos of two suspects believed responsible for the  fatal shooting of Highland Park convenience store worker Gonzalo Perez. Police released more details of the shooting, which took place on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 22 at the 7-Eleven store at the corner of Avenue ... Read More »

News & Notes From Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Glassell Park

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The memory of a 13-year-old girl lives on in an Echo Park charter school named in her honor.  Suspicious package prompts street closure in front of Glassell Park police station. Cypress Park senior center opens in Rio De Los Angeles State Park. Suspect arrested in connection ... Read More »

Highland Park 7-Eleven store employee shot dead*

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A convenience store employee was fatally shot Sunday night during a robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Highland Park, according to a City News story published by the Daily News.  The man was pronounced dead at a hospital after being shot at about 10:30 p.m. in the ... Read More »

Police seek getaway car in connection with Glassell Park killing

The LAPD has released a surveillance photo of  a dark green Ford Mustang  believed to have been used by suspects  in the Nov. 27  fatal shooting of  James Marcus Howe, a reality TV show director and producer, at his Glassell Park home. Police have been circulating ... Read More »