Saturday, January 21, 2017

News and notes

Stolen vehicle chase ends in Boyle Heights; Shepard Fairey creates “We The People” posters; potholes all over the place

MORNING REPORT: The chase of a stolen vehicle that began in El Monte ended in Boyle Heights with the capture of three men .... The number of requests to fill potholes in city streets has tripled above normal levels in the wake of the winter rains ..... Artist Shepard Fairey, whose studio is located in Echo Park, has created three posters that will be printed as full-page newspaper ads and used as protest art in today's presidential inaugural Read More »

Commission takes up Echo Park landmark nomination; man injured in Boyle Heights shooting; how Cal State L.A. ranks on upward mobility

MORNING REPORT: A proposal to declare a 1920s Echo Park bungalow court a historic landmark is scheduled to be reviewed today, Thursday, Jan. 19 by the Cultural Heritage Commission .... A man was wounded in Boyle Heights on Tuesday afternoon in what police believe was a gang-related shooting ..... Cal State L.A. was among the nation's 10 top colleges when it came to a "mobility rate" that measured the proportion of low-income students who moved up economically over the years Read More »

Warehouse burns in Boyle Heights; candidates say “no” to developer contributions; One Day at a Time moves to Echo Park

MORNING REPORT: Firefighters put out a large fire that broke out Tuesday night in a Boyle Heights warehouse .... The remake of One Day at a Time, the Norman Lear sitcom features a Cuban-American family who call Echo Park home .... Several candidates running in the March 7 city election have said they won't take contributions from real estate developers, including at least two contenders in the Council District 13 race Read More »

Motorcyclist dies in 110 Freeway crash; American Apparel store in Los Feliz to close; new Boyle Heights 7-Eleven wants to sell booze

MORNING REPORT: A 37-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a Sunday morning crash on the Arroyo Seco Parkway at Marmion Way near Highland Park .... The American Apparel store in Los Feliz will be among the last of the company's 130 outlets to close after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the clothing maker to a Canadian firm .... The owners of a proposed 7-Eleven store at the corner of Whittier Boulevard and Lorena Street are seeking city permission to sell beer and wine from the 24-hour outlet Read More »

Former Highland Park coach sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting boys; what’s closed for MLK Day; take the Gold Line craft beer crawl

MORNING REPORT: Former Franklin High School football coach Jaime Jimenez was sentenced to more than 36 years in state prison for sexually assaulting five boys as he volunteered at the Highland Park school over more than a decade .... Take the Gold Line for a craft beer crawl, with stops in Boyle Heights, Cypress Park and Highland Park .... Post offices, schools and most government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King holiday Read More »

Officers didn’t use body cameras during fatal Boyle Heights shooting; Glassell Park tree crushes car; how to audition for El Sereno arts school

MORNING REPORT: Police revealed that the two officers who fatally shot 16-year-old José Méndez last February had failed to turn on their body cameras before the incident began .... A large tree fell and crushed a vehicle early this morning near Avenue 33 and Bushwick Street in Glassell Park ..... What does it take to get admitted to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in El Sereno? Read More »

86-year-old man goes missing in Los Feliz; $15 million bond approved for Eagle Rock project; bilingual Aladdin plays Boyle Heights

MORNING REPORT: Police are asking the public for help to find Charles Alatorre, an 86-year-old Latino suffering from dementia who was last seen on Jan. 8 in the 3900 block of Clayton Avenue in Los Feliz .... The City Council approved a $15 million housing bond to build a four-story, mixed-use building in Eagle Rock that will include 25 apartments for low-income seniors .... A bilingual version of Disney's Aladdin will be presented at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights Read More »

Elysian Valley’s Portlandia connection; $750,000 donation to boost Boyle Heights graduation rates

MORNING REPORT: Portlandia is set in Portland but it's written in Elysian Valley AKA Frogtown. Fred Armisen, one of the creators and actors of the IFC show tells the New York Times: "We’re in an area called Frogtown, which is near Silver Lake. It’s an industrial area that’s already starting to turn. Little shops are opening up everywhere” .... Promesa, a group of 20 groups and schools dedicated to raising the high school graduation rate in Boyle Heights, received a $750,000 grant from AT&T Read More »

Los Feliz music video director found dead in vehicle; L.A. River rescue; want to take a drive on the Vin Scully Freeway?

MORNING REPORT: The county coroner identified the body found Friday in La Canada-Flintridge as that of 40-year-old Travis Joel Peterson, a Los Feliz resident video music producer who went missing on Dec. 30 .... Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez has proposed renaming a two-mile section of the 110 Freeway, also known as the Arroyo Seco Parkway, in honor of retired Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully .... Firefighters pulled a man out of standing water in the L.A. River on Sunday afternoon near Cypress Park Read More »

Suspected Highland Park vehicle theft caught on video; Cypress Park projected to be L.A.’s hottest housing market; sleeping bag drive for NELA homeless

MORNING REPORT: A suspect was caught on video during the theft of a car in Highland Park .... Cypress Park home values are expected to rise 8% this year - the highest of any L.A. neighborhood, according to a Zillow forecast .... Residents are asked to donate sleeping bags, blankets and toiletry kits during a Northeast L.A. Sleeping Bag Drive that will be held on Jan. 15 in Eagle Rock. Council District 14 Read More »

Los Feliz music video director goes missing; former Boyle Heights developer running for Congressional seat; Billy Joel to play Dodger Stadium

MORNING REPORT: The LAPD is asking the public for help to find Travis Joel Peterson, a 40-year-old Los Feliz resident and music video producer who was last seen on Dec. 30 at a gas station in La Canada-Flintridge .... Former Boyle Heights affordable housing developer Maria Cabildo has become the 12th person to enter the race to replace 34th District Congressman Xavier Becerra .... Billy Joel is scheduled to play his first-ever show at Dodger Stadium on May 13 Read More »

Newspaper executive dies at his Highland Park home; big-rig freeway crash in Boyle Heights; What happened to the Acapulco in Los Feliz?

MORNING REPORT: Jonathan Sanchez, associate publisher and chief operating officer of Eastern Group Publications/EGP News, died of cancer on Dec. 23 at his Highland Park home .... The signs of the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Los Feliz have been removed, and Yelp! reviewers say the Sunset Boulevard restaurant has closed .... Most of the eastbound 60 Freeway was shut down early this morning after a big rig crashed near Lorena Street in Boyle Heights Read More »