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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Boyle Heights day care worker headed to prison for child molestation; Highland Park gentrification organizer talks; Echo Park parade fundraiser

Neighborhood Dragon, Highland Park | Beth Murphy/Instagram

Morning Report: One of the organizers of the Highland Park gentrification protests tell their side of the story ... A man who ran a Boyle Heights day care center with his wife was sentenced to 22 years in prison for molesting four children ... The Echo Park Community Parade is seeking to raise $2,000 – a $10 pledge gets you an “I Love EP” button Read More »

Diesel pollution dropping at Cypress Park rail yard; new Echo Park market to open Monday; Zachary Quinto sells Midcentury home

Valley Knudsen Garden Residence, Montecito Heights | Martha Benedict/Eastsider Photo Pool

Morning Report: Diesel emissions from Metrolink’s Cypress Park maintenance yard are expected to fall sharply by 2017 and pose a far smaller cancer risk than diesel emissions from trucks on the nearby 5 Freeway, according to a health and air pollution study ... Echo Park will gain a second grocery store next week with Lassens planning to open its natural foods and vitamins outlet on Monday ... Actor Zachary Quinto sold his Midcentury-style Los Feliz home for $1.278 million ... The LAPD Rampart Division will be holding an open house today at its Sixth Street station Read More »

Highland Park shooting; El Sereno charter stays in business; Council District 14 election draws a crowd

The Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock | Alex Sobles

Morning Report: An early morning shooting left one person injured near Monte Vista Street and Avenue 54 in Highland Park a few days after one man was fatally shot on Fayette Street ... How an El Sereno charter school managed to stay in business despite L.A. Unified efforts to shut it down ... Councilman Jose Huizar will face other rivals, including termed-out County Supervisor Gloria Molina, in next year's Council District 14 election Read More »

Eagle Rock power outage; Highland Park shooting victim identified; funky fungus grows in Silver Lake

Dog & Sunset, Elysian Park | Uncle Rhea/Instagram

Morning Report: The LADWP was working to restore power to 650 Eagle Rock customers this morning ... The victim of Tuesday night's Highland Park shooting was identified as 26-year-old Conrad Gomez ... Police said they have not identified any suspects in last year's fatal shooting of Silver Lake resident Joseph Gatto ... A video tribute to the now demolished Riverside-Figueroa bridge ... This a fungus? A Chicken of the Woods grows in Silver Lake Read More »

Fatal Highland Park shooting; suspect sought in beating death of East L.A. man; printmaker Richard Duardo dies

The Alley Behind Bank of America, Echo Park | Scott Fajack

Morning Report: The victim of last night’s Highland Park shooting in the 6000 block of Fayette Street was killed, and the suspect remains at large .... The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to help find the suspect involved in the fatal beating of a 76-year-old man in East L.A. ... Print maker Richard Duardo, who was involved in Highland Park’s Chicano art scene during the 1970s and founded Lincoln Heights-based Modern Multiples Fine Arts Studios, has died Read More »