Wednesday, October 26, 2016

News and notes

Naked Trump statue sells for $22,000; Cypress Park brush fire triggers SigAlert; L.A. River path closure in Elysian Valley

Debbie Spinelli | Silver Lake

MORNING REPORT: A statue of a naked Donald Trump that stood outside a Los Feliz store was sold at auction for $22,000 .... A SigAlert was issued Sunday afternoon after a small brush fire broke out on both sides of the Arroyo Seco Parkway (110 Freeway) in Cypress Park .... The L.A. River path will be closed during weekdays in Elysian Valley until mid-March as crews clean up and remove non-native vegetation, trash and debris from the river channel Read More »

Search continues for Mt. Washington man’s remains; police chase ends in Glassell Park; comedian sells Atwater Village house for more than $100k over asking

Lincoln Heights Jail | josenowsky

MORNING REPORT: Firefighters assisted by dogs trained to find cadavers continued to look through rubble for the 84-year-old owner of the Mount Washington home that was destroyed by fire on Thursday night .... Laughing All The Way to the Bank: Comedian Tim Heidecker sold his approximately 1,100-square-foot Atwater Village home for $854,000 - or $105,000 over the asking price .... A stolen vehicle pursuit that began in Long Beach ended in Glassell Park Read More »

Love of coffee fuels Echo Park ceramics studio; transit tax won’t offer relief until 2057; LAPD releases more details of L.A. County-USC hospital shooting [correction]

Glassell Park | Mariam

MORNING REPORT: Phill Kiho Kim has combined his love of coffee and ceramics in his Echo Park studio .... Proponents of Measure M say the half-cent sales tax increase would cut the time drivers spend stuck in traffic by 15% by funding new rail and highway projects. However, that motorists would not see that reduction until 2057. Maybe .... The LAPD has released more details the officer-involved shooting of a jail inmate who was attempting to escape from officers at L.A. County USC-Medical Center Read More »

The teen behind Los Feliz’ “Apocalyptic Wasteland”; the saga of the Southwest Museum; Where did the City Council go?

Echo Park | Paul Lacques

MORNING REPORT: The story of the 16-year-old who stages the "Apocalyptic Wasteland" Halloween haunt in his Los Feliz home .... An in-depth look at the conflict and challenges that have prevented the Southwest Museum from reopening on Mount Washington .... City Council meetings have been canceled for the rest of the week because there are not enough members available to constitute a quorum. Read More »

Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself on Gold Line; L.A Unified board rejects Eagle Rock charter school renewal; L.A. County to update L.A. River Master Plan

Atwater Village | Viva La Maquina

MORNING REPORT: Police arrested a 24-year-old parolee who was caught on video allegedly exposing himself and masterbating on a Gold Line train .... The L.A. school board voted against renewing the charter of L.A. Celerity Troika Charter School in Eagle Rock and four other schools over governance and management issues .... The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to update a 20-year-old L.A. River master plan that would reflect the ideas and proposals of a wide variety of groups Read More »

Eagle Rock charter school threatened with shutdown; song inspires Silver Lake Trump billboard; Highland Park home surveillance video

Silver Lake | Gina Acuna

MORNING REPORT: The L.A. Celerity Troika Charter School in Eagle Rock is one of six schools that would be forced to shut down if the L.A. school board votes today against renewing their charters .... A Silver Lake billboard that says "Donald Trump Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack" was inspired from the title of a song written by a Los Feliz musician ..... Game 3 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Cubs will begin at 5 p.m. today at Dodger Stadium. Read More »

Power out in East Hollywood; new farmers’ market opens in Boyle Heights; Occidental College seeking alcohol permits

Highland Park | Tom Fassbender

An estimated 2,000 L.A. DWP customers in East Hollywood are without power this morning in the wake of rainy weather .... A new weekly Boyle Heights farmers' market with fresh produce and gourmet tamales has opened up in Hazard Park near Keck Hospital .... Occidental College is seeking city permission to sell and serve alcoholic beverages at eight locations on the Eagle Rock campus that host special events Read More »

LAPD not investigating Eagle Rock dog attack as a crime; one officer involved in two fatal Boyle Heights shootings; rising Highland Park football star

Eagle Rock | ether

MORNING REPORT: Police said they are no longer investigating the Eagle Rock attack that left a man in the hospital because the incident is no longer considered to be a crime .... LAPD officer Eden Medina was involved in a pair of fatal, officer-involved shootings that took place about two weeks apart in Boyle Heights .... The story of David Telles, a Franklin High senior who has emerged as a key player on the Highland Park school's football team Read More »

Art and anxiety in Boyle Heights; CicLAvia rolling this weekend; Dodger Stadium preps for 3 NL Championship games

El Sereno | EM Medrano

MORNING REPORT: The L.A. Weekly and the L.A. Times weigh in with separate stories pegged to the anti-gentrification protesters in Boyle Heights who disrupted last month's art gallery openings .... Sections of 4th and Boyle streets will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 16, in Boyle Heights for CicLAvia .... The Dodgers' will face the Cubs in the National League Championship Series after their 4-3 victory over the Nationals Read More »

Officials searching for man who threw dog off City Terrace hillside; El Sereno school burglarized

Echo Park | Andy House

MORNING REPORT: The public is being asked to help find a man who threw a dog off a steep hillside in the 1300 block of Luella Drive in City Terrace. Neighbors have turned over the dog, named Girl, to the county's Department of Animal Care and Control, which is investigating the matter .... Officials of the Anahuacalmecac charter school say police are taking action to detain a man suspected of breaking into the El Sereno campus and stalking students and staff Read More »

Elysian Valley woman injured on L.A. River path; Police Commission to review proposed reforms; last Dodger game of 2016?

Sunset view from Silver Lake | Dan Gershon

MORNING REPORT: An elderly Elysian Valley woman was being treated in a hospital intensive care unit after she was struck by a cyclist this weekend on the L.A. River path .... Neighborhood Watch website .... Game 4 of the National League Division Series begins at 2 p.m. today at Dodger Stadium .... The L.A. Police Commission is scheduled to review some proposed reforms to help reduce the use of deadly force by the LAPD and make information about officer-involved shootings more quickly available to the public Read More »

Free parking to end at Griffith Observatory; City Council to vote on Boyle Heights hospital landmark nomination; Columbus Day closures

Eagle Rock | eagle_rock_la

MORNING REPORT: Motorists headed to the Griffith Observatory will be charged $4 to park under a plan intended to reduce traffic congestion .... The City Council is scheduled to decide on Tuesday whether the former Japanese Hospital in Boyle Heights will be declared a city historic landmark ... City, county and federal offices and will be closed on Monday for the Columbus Day Holiday. But state offices, colleges and L.A. Unified schools will be open Read More »