Thursday, October 30, 2014

News and notes

Woman rescued after Boyle Heights kidnapping; Echo Park gentrification fears

Autumn Dawn, Montecito Heights | Martha Benedict

Morning Report: An armed man who kidnapped a woman early this morning in Boyle Heights was apprehended after a police chase that ended in San Bernardino County ... Recent real estate sales and developments have some Echo Park residents worried about gentrification, according to a neighborhood council member ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed News From Our Sponsors For Rent: Massive 2000 Sq Ft Home by LA River For Rent: Remodeled Spanish duplex with patio, bonus room and separate studio Read More »

Highland Park trash pile finally gets cleaned up; audit issued on Occidental College’s response to sexual assaults

Boyle Heights | Veroomac/Instagram

Morning Report: After a month of complaints and news media attention, a large pile of trash that was part of a Highland Park homeless encampment on Avenue 49 has been cleaned up ... An independent audit has found that Occidental College has improved the way it handles reports of sexual assault but warns that sharp divisions on campus may limit future progress ... Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to hello@theEastsiderLA.com. Read More »

Echo Park area church on the market for $55 million; the Silver Lake that was; Eagle Rock house fire

Hillside View, Montecito Heights | Martha Benedict/Eastsider Flickr Pool

Morning Report: Holy Hill church, which occupies the former Metropolitan Water District headquarters on Sunset Boulevard, has put its approximately 5-acre property between Echo Park and Downtown on the market for $55 million ... Writers Dagoberto Gill and Ruben Martinez talk about the Silver Lake that they once knew ... Firefighters extinguished a small blaze that broke out Monday night at an Eagle Rock home near Occidental College Read More »

Wallpaper magazine visits Echo Park’s Tom of Finland house; the apartments that will rise above Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater; Brewery Art Walk

Metro Love, Highland Park | Katrina Alexy

Morning Report: What you missed at this weekend’s Brewery Art Walk in Lincoln Heights ... Renderings have been released of the approximately 100 apartments that will be built around and above the Bob Baker Marionette Theater at the southern edge of Echo Park ... Wallpaper magazine devotes a 13-page spread featuring the Echo Park house that has become a shrine to the homoerotic artist known as Tom of Finland ... The Eastsider thanks James M. Cory of Silver Lake for purchasing a Reader Sponsorship and Benefits Card. Read More »

Stolen ambulance chase ends in Echo Park; fire damages Boyle Heights business; Echo Park birder dies

Trail & View, Elysian Park | daveedkapoor/Instagram

Morning Report: A man who stole an L.A. Fire Department ambulance led police on a pursuit that ended with a crash near the southern edge of Echo Park .... Fire caused heavy damage to a Boyle Heights metal casting business ... Judy Raskin, who led efforts to protect birds and wildlife at Echo Park Lake, has died, according to friends. Raskin began an annual bird count at Echo Park Lake and nearby areas. She will be missed. Read More »