Tuesday, July 29, 2014

News and notes

Morning Report: Violent crime surges across Northeast Division; Glendale dump expansion on the agenda; Highland Park club focuses on the “shooting sports”

News & Notes: The neighborhoods covered by the LAPD’s Northeast Division, which stretches from East Hollywood to Eagle Rock, have seen violent crime rise far above the citywide average this year, according to the L.A. Weekly. From Jan. 1 to July 19, reports of violent crime ... Read More »

Morning Report: Silver Lake couple share their L.A. discoveries via an app; Starbucks now brewing in Boyle Heights

News & Notes: Don’t know L.A.? A Silver Lake couple has created an app to help explore the city, reports the L.A. Times. More Starbucks: Boyle Heights’ first, free-standing Starbucks has opened at Olympic and Soto, reports Boyle Heights Beat. Bloggers don’t live on comments alone! ... Read More »

Morning Report: Body found in L.A. River; 5 Freeway shut down in East L.A.; Highland Park’s first Starbucks opens

Lights Go On At Sunset, Eagle Rock | Andriana Baker/Instagram

News & Notes: The body of a man was recovered from the L.A. River in Elysian Valley on Thursday morning, reports the Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch and EagleRock311.  An email newsletter from the EVNW said the 21-year-old lived in Elysian Valley but the cause of death ... Read More »

Morning Report: Man arrested for assaulting Echo Park firefighter; $25,000 needed to restore Highland Park mural; more details on fatal East L.A. stabbing

News & Notes: A man was arrested for assaulting a firefighter Wednesday night as he was directing traffic outside the Echo Park firehouse on Sunset Boulevard, reports City News Service/Daily News. The firefighter was not injured during the incident. Two artists are seeking to raise $25,000 ... Read More »

Morning Report: East L.A. bank avoids closure; Man fatally stabbed in East L.A.; Murder charges filed in El Sereno robbery; Boyle Heights celebrates new skate park; Dr. Paul Fleiss memorial

Frog & Lotus Mural, Echo Park | Stephen Roullier/Flcikr

News & Notes: A group of banks has come to the rescue of California’s oldest Latino bank, Pan American Bank of East Los Angeles, reports the L.A. Times.  A group of community banks have agreed to invest more than $6 million to keep Pan American, which ... Read More »

Morning Report: L.A. Times editorial weighs in on Figueroa bike lanes; Echo Park novel written from Cincinnati; catalytic converter caper

Birds On A Wire, Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram

News & Notes: An L.A. Times editorial comes out in support of bike lanes in the wake of Councilman Gil Cedillo’s decision to block installation of the lanes on Figueroa through Cypress Park and Highland Park. Former Echo Park resident and Chicken Corner blogger Jenny Burman ... Read More »

Morning Report: Macbooks & iPhones popular with Silver Lake area thieves; East L.A. bank robber sentenced; Chihuahua-Yorkie mix lost in Cypress Park

"Homage To Mexican Masters," East L.A. | L.A. Current Events/Eastsider Flickr Pool

News & Notes: iThieves: The LAPD’s Northeast Division said more than a dozen MacBooks, iPads and iPhones were stolen in Silver Lake, Echo Park and nearby areas last week. Many of the items were stolen from unlocked vehicles or left in plain sight. The man who ... Read More »

Morning Report: East L.A. bank robber to be sentenced; Japanese-American nursing homes in Boyle Heights & Lincoln Heights sold; Echo Park’s Barbara Shire dies at age 100

Echo Park Lake Lily | Carlin Davis/Instagram

News & Notes: The man behind a 2012 East L.A. bank robbery in which his girlfriend, a bank employee, taped a  fake pipe bomb to her body, is scheduled to be sentenced today, reports City New Service/Daily News. Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year term for ex-Marine ... Read More »

Morning Report: Boyle Heights vs East L.A.; more details on deadly El Sereno hold up; First Council District cleans up

Welcome, Dodger Stadium | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

News & Notes: Is there a difference between Boyle Heights and East L.A.? CBS2 has more information on Friday’s hold up of the Meadow Maid Market in El Sereno  in which one of the suspected robbers was fatally shot by his partner. Both men are believed ... Read More »

Morning Report: Another Highland Park water main break; searching for Silver Lake water wasters; Echo Park gallery celebrates the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

View From Elysian Park | daveedkapoor/Instagram

News & Notes: The second Highland Park water main break in two days  flooded streets near Avenue 54 near  Monte Vista, reports CBS2. The Daily News travels with a DWP  water cop looking for violators in Silver Lake. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have turned 30, ... Read More »