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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Bodies found in L.A. River identified as missing teens; Atwater Village council holds candidates forum

Atwater Village | Katrina Alexy

MORNING REPORT: The county coroner identified the two bodies recovered on Sunday from the L.A. River near Cypress Park as that of Carlos Daniel Jovel, 16, and Gustavo Ramirez, 15, who were reported missing on Friday .... The Atwater Village Neighborhood Council is going to be serving free fried chicken and doughnuts during its candidates forum on May 4. Doors open at 6:45 pm followed by the forum at 7 p.m Today's Highland Park Weather: Sunny, with a high if 77 and a low of 54 Read More »

Lawsuit against Councilman O’Farrell dismissed; Highland Park center received $50,000 grant

Elysian Valley | Gina Acuna

MORNING REPORT: A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Councilman Mitch O'Farrell who was sued over a traffic collision during his 2013 council campaign ... The S. Mark Taper Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services Center in Highland Park, which educates and treat juvenile offenders and at-risk youth .... Today's El Sereno Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 84 and a low of 52 Read More »

Man injured in Boyle Heights shooting; vehicle goes over Elysian Park cliff; sitcom producer sells Silver Lake house for $1.72 million

Echo Park | Marsha Estes

MORNING REPORT: A drive-by shooting on the 3100 block of Lanfranco Street in Boyle Heights left one man injured .... The L.A. Fire Department responded to a vehicle that went over a cliff in Elysian Park near Angels Point late Wednesday night. No passengers were found and no injuries were reported .... Emmy-award winning sitcom producer sold Todd Stevens a 2,400-square-foot Silver Lake home on Webster Avenue for $1.72 million or $145,000 above the asking price Read More »

Anarchist honored in Boyle Heights; Elysian Valley to clean up

Sunrise, Mt. Washington | John Pappas

MORNING REPORT: Anarchists gathered at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Boyle Heights to dedicate a grave stone and honor the memory of Rafael Adames, a member of the industrial Workers of the World who was killed by police during the Christmas Day Riot in 1913 .... A community clean up is planned for Elysian Valley on April 30 Read More »

Murder suspect apprehended in Lincoln Heights; family sues over Highland Park man’s fatal fall; Silver Lake mail theft

Echo Park Lake | The Eastsider

MORNING REPORT: The LAPD deployed police dogs and a helicopter to help apprehend a murder suspect in Lincoln Heights early Thursday morning ... The tenant of a Silver Lake apartment building in the 700 block of Maltman Avenue said mail thieves using a U.S. Postal Service key stole mail three times during the past week .... The family members of a 22-year-old Highland Park man who was killed after he fell from an Arroyo Seco Parkway overpass .... Read More »

Condoleezza Rice protest at Occidental; welcome to the Echo Park Funhouse

East Los Angeles | Steve Peraza

MORNING REPORT: Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was "unfazed" by a group of demonstrators who protested her recent appearance at Occidental College .... Equipped with a kitchen disco room, jellyfish-like fabric and a rainbow-colored stairwell, The Echo Park Funhouse is packed with loads of other eye candy to stimulate the visual senses Read More »