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Saturday, July 23, 2016

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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 »

Highland Park shooting prompts evacuations [updated]

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HIGHLAND PARK ––  Police have ordered some evacuations tonight after shots were fired in the 200 block of S. Avenue 64, said LAPD spokesman Drake Madison. It’s not clear if anyone has been hit, and the situation remains “very fluid,” he said. Update @ 11: 45 ... Read More »

Suicide victim found in Elysian Park

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Park goers found the body of a man hanging from a tree in Elysian Park on Sunday afternoon, police said. There were no signs of foul play, and the incident is being treated as a suicide, said Sgt. Frank Gonzalez with the LAPD Northeast Division. The ... 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 »

Mt. Washington house heavily damaged by fire [updated]

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MOUNT WASHINGTON — Firefighters are responding to an attic fire that broke out late this morning in a home in the 4700 block of E. Cleland Ave.  The “structures on two sides are exposed to the fire,” according to an L.A. Fire Department update. No injuries ... Read More »

Site of Boyle Heights tragedy to be torn down

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — A demolition crew is preparing to tear down the home that was heavily damaged last February when a car fleeing an unprovoked gang shooting crashed into the front porch, killing a man and woman inside the vehicle. The 105-year-old home on 1550 Pleasant Avenue attracted more ... Read More »

Charges filed against alleged Eagle Rock flasher

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EAGLE ROCK — A man who allegedly followed and exposed himself to two women in Eagle Rock earlier this month has been charged with indecent exposure and lewd conduct, according to the City Attorney. Josque Alquisiras, 23, is being held on $100,000 bail.  The Tujunga resident ... Read More »

LAPD faces parking crunch at new Glassell Park station

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GLASSELL PARK —  Early this year the officers and staff of the LAPD Northeast Division moved into a new station that is more modern and spacious than their old home. But there’s one thing that the new, approximately $25 million station is lacking: parking. Now, the city ... Read More »

Lincoln Park sexual assault suspect apprehended

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Police this afternoon said that a suspected gang member has been apprehended in connection with Monday’s sexual assault of a woman inside a restroom at Lincoln Park. Edgar Lobos, 27, had been released from jail for only about 12 hours when he forced a ... Read More »