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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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East L.A. students heading for Academic Decathlon; Silver Lake TV writer talks about Pretty Little Liars; Moby investing in Silver Lake vegan restaurant

Elysian Park | David Piendak/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: Four students from Garfield High School in East Los Angeles will be competing in the national Academic Decathlon as individuals ... TV writer and Silver Lake resident Lijah Barasz talks about the plot twists and turns on the ABC Family show Pretty Little Liars ... DJ Moby is said to be one of the investors in a new Silver Lake vegan restaurant

The aftermath of a death in East L.A.; Lincoln Heights cultural center picks up “Glee” seats; city offices closed Monday for Cesar Chavez holiday

Elysian Park | daveedkapoor/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: The friend of a 62-year-old man who was fatally struck by a car in an East L.A. park has struggled to reach the victim’s family members and arrange for his burial in Mexico ... More than 450 auditorium seats used in the set for the Fox TV show “Glee” have been donated to Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights after the show went off the air, according to a Council District 1 newsletter ... City offices will be closed on Monday, March 30 for the Cesar Chavez holiday.

Suspected Highland Park gunman apprehended; demolitions temporarily banned in El Sereno historic district; O’Grady backs Ramsay in Council District 4 runoff

Sunrise, Echo Park | Leslie Abbott

MORNING REPORT: Police apprehended a man who officers said was carrying a gun near Avenue 53 and Figueroa on Wednesday night ... The City Council approved a temporarily ban on demolition in a proposed El Sereno historic district ... Tomas O’Grady, who came in third during the Council District 4 primary, has endorsed council aide Carolyn Ramsay over hospital executive David Ryu

City might end up paying more for L.A. River restoration; making the Arroyo Seco more accessible; big rig crash closes southbound I-5

Dodger Stadium | Andriana Baker/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: The city could end up paying a for a larger share of the L.A. River restoration project than originally expected, with current estimates ranging from $965 million to $1.2 billion ... A pedestrian advocate says the Arroyo Seco needs to be more accessible to Northeast L.A. neighborhoods ... A section of the southbound 5 Freeway through Boyle Heights and East L.A. was closed for several hours this morning after a big-rig truck overturned

Echo Park council seeking board members; volunteers needed for L.A. River clean up

Atwater Village | Luis Lopez, Instagram

MORNING REPORT: The Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council is seeking candidates to fill two seats on its Board of Governors ... The Friends of the Los Angeles River is signing up volunteers for its annual L.A. River clean up that will take place on three Saturdays in April ... State Assembly member Jimmy Gomez has introduced a bill that would extend the length of time a worker can receive paid family leave insurance payments