Monday, February 8, 2016

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Crime Check: Assaults in Boyle Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The new year began violently in Boyle Heights, where six assaults have been reported during the past week, according to CrimeMapping.com.  Most of the crimes took place roughly between Cesar Chavez Avenue and E. Fourth Street. Five of the assaults involved a deadly ... Read More »

Power out in Lincoln Heights

LADWP truck

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — LADWP crews this morning are working to restore power to more than 1,800 utility customers in Lincoln Heights. Electrical service is not expected to be fully restored until 6:30 p.m. “The outage started around 8:45 a.m. and it looks like it might be ... Read More »

LAFD knocks down Echo Park area apartment fire

Photo by Jennifer Deines

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that broke out this morning in an apartment on the top of a three-story building near Sunset Boulevard and Boylston Street. An estimated 73 firefighters took 16 minutes to knock down the fire that was reported at 10:26 a.m., according to ... Read More »

Crime Check: Mount Washington vehicle break-ins

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MOUNT WASHINGTON –The residents of Mount Washington see relatively little crime compared to adjacent neighborhoods. But there has been a recent spike in vehicle break-ins clustered in two spots in the neighborhood. At least five vehicle break-ins have been reported since Dec. 31, according to CrimeMapping.com. ... Read More »

A fiery start to the New Year in Echo Park

Tree burns on Clinton Street | Linda Mann

ECHO PARK — Residents in the 1900 block of Clinton Street in Echo Park started the new year by watching firefighters put out a blaze that engulfed several large trees. An Echo Park resident emailed in a video of the burning trees, which  caught fire shortly ... Read More »

Power out in Boyle Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — An estimated 575 LADWP customers in Boyle Heights are without power today, according to the agency’s outage information page. Full service is not expected to be fully restored until 7 p.m. Twitter user @Lataino said that the power had been out on south ... Read More »

Two injured in Highland Park shootings


HIGHLAND PARK – Police are investigating separate shootings that took place about three blocks apart early this morning, leaving two men injured, with one in serious condition. The first shooting occurred at about 12:15 am, when a man was shot multiple times near Figueroa Street and ... Read More »

Man fatally stabbed in Highland Park


HIGHLAND PARK — Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man early this morning in the 5900 block of Figueroa Street. The man, described as a male Latino in his early 20s, was stabbed at about 2:30 a.m., said LAPD spokeswoman Liliana Preciado. The suspects ... Read More »