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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Vegetation fire scorches Silver Lake [updated]

Photo by Matt Hartman

SILVER LAKE -- Firefighters this morning responded to a grass and vegetation fire that burned in a hillside area near Lake View Avenue. The blaze, apparently triggered after a  transformer exploded, has been put out but  electrical service has been knocked out in the area. “Power ... Read More »

101-year-old man killed in Boyle Heights collision

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BOYLE HEIGHTS-- A 101-year man crossing a street was fatally struck this morning by a van whose driver was followed and detained by witnesses after fleeing the scene. The LAPD's Central Traffic Division said that Jose Noriega was struck at about 6 a.m. while walking eastbound in a marked crosswalk at Lorena and Opal streets when he was hit by a 1997 Chevy Astro Van traveling northbound on Lorena. Read More »

Power out in Echo Park [update]

ECHO PARK -- A downed power line knocked out electrical service tonight to several blocks near Scott and Parmer avenues. One woman who lives near the intersection said she heard a loud pop or noise and then the lights went out sometime before 9 p.m. Read More »

Atwater Village truck owner warns of tailgate thieves

The tailgate was stolen off this pick up parked on an Atwater street | Courtesy Eastsider Reader

ATWATER VILLAGE —   Police have warned car and truck owners to be aware of a spike in catalytic converter thefts. But thieves are also interested in other auto parts, including tailgates. That’s what an Atwater truck owner named Paul discovered after the tailgate of his ... Read More »

Police investigating Echo Park area homicide [update]

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ECHO PARK -- A Tuesday night shooting near Vista Hermosa Park left one man dead, police said. Officers responded to reports of shots fired near the 100 block of N. Toluca Street in the southern edge of Echo Park at about 8: 20 p.m., said Ray Martinez, a homicide detective with the Rampart Division. Read More »