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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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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 »

Morning Report: Water line break shuts down York; Boyle Heights cleans up; Figueroa bike lanes

Pizza Buona, Echo Park | Chris Stephens/Lomography

News & Notes: York Boulevard near Avenue 53 was shut down this morning in Highland Park after a water main break flooded the street, reports KTLA. Councilman Gil Cedillo’s decision to block bike lanes on Figueroa through Northeast L.A. is the most recent set back for ... Read More »

Morning Report: LAPD seeking man gone missing in Angeleno Heights; CicLAvia to run between Echo Park and East L.A.; Glassell Park designers inspired by the outdoors

On The North Broadway Bridge | Andriana Baker/Eastsider Flickr Pool

News & Notes: The LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit is seeking information about 62-year-old Jesse Vasquez, who was last seen in the 800 block of Laveta Terrace in Angeleno Heights. Anyone with information about Vasquez’ whereabouts is asked to Call Detective L. Saiza at (213) 996-1800. Lake-to-Lake: ... Read More »

Morning Report: One injured in Boyle Heights Gold Line collision; City Attorney wants to shut down pot grower’s market; Silver Lake senior stays active

News & Notes: One person was hospitalized after a Gold Line train and car collided this morning in Boyle Heights near First and Mission streets, reports NBC LA. The City Attorney wants to shut down the new Boyle Heights  farmers’ market for pot growers, reports L.A. ... Read More »

Morning Report: How to make Northeast L.A. bats feel at home; Eagle Rock City Hall gets a makeover

Not afraid of bats? The Boulevard Sentinel shares some tips on how  Northeast L.A. residents  can buy or a build a bat house.  “Bats are a bit choosey as to where they make their home,” says the story. Eagle Rock’s City Hall is closed until the ... Read More »