Friday, October 21, 2016

Eastside 911

Smoke rising over L.A. River

Photo by Mary-Austin Klein

Smoke was spotted rising from the L.A. River channel near the northbound 5 Freeway and Los Feliz Boulevard at about 1:30 pm. Mary-Austin Klein snapped a photo as she passed by. An LAFD spokeswoman had not details about the fire but noted that there had been ... Read More »

New era begins for Police Academy in Elysian Park


With a blast of streamers and confetti shaped like police badges, the LAPD today celebrated the grand-reopening of the police academy in Elysian Park after an extensive renovation and the construction of new facilities. The project includes a new, $18.7 million training facility on the academy ... Read More »

Police Academy reopens in Elysian Park


A grand re-opening  ceremony is scheduled Thursday morning, Sept. 15,  to mark the completion of an extensive renovation of the LAPD Elysian Park Academy. The two-part project included an approximately $16 million renovation to bring mechanical and structural systems up to modern standards while preserving the ... Read More »

One injured after Echo Park home foundation collapses

Rear view of damaged home

ECHO PARK — A home that was undergoing foundation work partially collapsed this morning, injuring a woman who was inside the structure. A crew had been working on the raised foundation of a rear house in the 1400 block of Waterloo Street when neighbors said they ... Read More »

One dead in Atwater Village shooting


ATWATER VILLAGE —   One man was fatally shot Saturday night near Glendale Boulevard and Revere Avenue, police said. Officers found a 32-year-old male Armenian with a gunshot wound after being called to the scene at 10:45 p.m., said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.The victim was transported to ... Read More »

Boyle Heights shooting leaves one dead


BOYLE HEIGHTS — One man was killed early this morning during what may have been a gang-related shooting in the sprawling Wyvernwood apartment complex, police said.  The fatal shooting comes as the neighborhood experiences a surge in violence. The shooting was reported at 1:12 a.m. in ... Read More »