Saturday, October 25, 2014

News and notes

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 »

A Silver Lake Neutra house now selling for $2.3 million; New Dodger exec reveals little about plans

Fashion, Echo Park | Parallelbotany/Eastsider Photo Pool

Morning Report: A Mid-Century home in Silver Lake's Neutra Colony has gone on the market at an asking price of $2.3 million. It's the first time the Richard Neutra-designed home has gone up for sale since it was built in 1960 ... What does the Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers' new head of baseball operations, have planned for the team? That question remained unanswered at his introductory press conference ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read More »

Kevin de León sworn in as leader of State Senate; Boyle Heights resident honored as a Teacher of the Year; Silver Lake sobriety check point

The Key To Silver Lake | Awater Village Newbie/Eastsider Photo Pool

Morning Report: State Senator Kevin de León, whose district includes portions of Echo Park and Highland Park, was sworn in as the first Latino leader of the State Senate in more than 130 years during a $50,000 inaugural ceremony ... Isabel Morales of Boyle Heights has been honored with a “Teacher of the Year” award by L.A. Unified ... Labor organizer and former housing commissioner Mario Chavez will kick off his Council District 14 campaign with a community walk in Boyle Heights ... A sobriety check point is planned this Saturday night in Silver Lake Read More »

Why you should Trick-or-Treat in Eagle Rock; Boyle Heights girl pursues soccer star dream; 2nd reward offered in Echo Park animal killings

Halloween Hedge, Angeleno Heights | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

Morning Report: Is this a trick? Eagle Rock – along with Bel Air and Brentwood – is among the top L.A. top neighborhoods for Trick-Or-Treaters ... An 11-year-old Boyle Heights girl pursues her passion at an elite Pasadena soccer club ... PETA has offered a second, $2,500 reward for information about the killings of several small animals in Echo Park ... An Uber passenger who needed a ride from Westlake to Eagle Rock said her trip took two hours and took a detour to the Valley ... Sunday Shorts: The Eastsider welcomes submissions of fiction and creative non-fiction in written, video or audio form. Read More »

A more lively and noisy York Boulevard raises concerns; Council District 4 candidates talk homelessness

Mural & Palm, Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Instagram

Morning Report: The opening of new restaurants and bars along York Boulevard have some Highland Park neighbors seeking protection from noisy patrons and other problems ... Apps But Not Shelters: Council District 4 candidates running to replace term-out Councilman Tom LaBonge offer up ideas to improve homelessness problems ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read More »