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Friday, January 30, 2015

Eastside 911

Good Samaritan assists family in Echo Park crash

Photo by Jennifer Deines

ECHO PARK – A Good Samaritan came to the assistance of a family whose van was involved in a traffic collision on Sunset Boulevard this afternoon The man emerged from his black SUV to help  the family and pull a child out of the van that ... Read More »

Attic fire reported in Echo Park [updated]

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS – Firefighters are responding to reports of an attic fire in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park that broke out at about 12: 30 p.m.  in a one-story duplex in the 2300 block of Echo Park Avenue, according to preliminary reports. * Update:  ... Read More »

L.A. River rescue; power out in Echo Park, Highland Park, Los Feliz & Silver Lake; Gold Line trains delayed; rain everywhere [updated]

Helicopters hovers over the river at about 10:30 a.m. as rescue effort begins in Atwater Village | Niki Smart

Two persons were plucked from the rain-swollen L.A. River and power went out in parts of Echo Park, Silver Lake and Los Feliz this morning as a powerful and fast-moving Pacific storm drenched the area. Downed trees and power lines snarled traffic, and Gold Line train service was disrupted after a tree fell near a station in Pasadena. Here's a run down of some storm and possibly storm related news as well as any updates: Read More »

FBI sweep targets Boyle Heights’ Big Hazard gang

Photo courtesy FBI

BOYLE HEIGHTS -- Federal authorities today began arresting members of the Big Hazard Gang that officials say is connected to the Mexican Mafia and engaged in a wide range of criminal activity, including illegal drug and weapons sales as well as robberies and hate crimes. Read More »