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Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Gold Line trains halted in Highland Park; living in the shadow of an Echo Park small-lot project; actor wins praise for playing a chimp in an Atwater theater

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MORNING REPORT: Metro halted Gold Line trains service between the Filmore and Southwest Museum stations this morning to repair damaged overhead wires in South Pasadena. Buses were being used to transport passengers on that portion of the line ... A former "House of Cards" actor passes on a TV pilot to play a chimpanzee in an Atwater play. L.A. Times

Man arrested in connection with Boyle Heights rape attempt; 100-year-old clothes draw a crowd in Glassell Park; Jacaranda primer

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MORNING REPORT: The man suspected of trying to rape a woman at knife-point outside of a Boyle Heights bar was arrested after he went to a hospital to be treated for bite marks the woman made as she fought off her attacker ... An estimated 500 shoppers - some who showed up as early as 4:30 a.m. - were in line when the Glassell Park Goodwill store opened on Sunday morning for a special sale of vintage clothing that has been donated over the past century

Councilman Huizar campaign contributors face money-laundering fines; attempted rape outside Boyle Heights bar

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MORNING REPORT: Police are searching for a man who attempted to rape a woman after she left a Boyle Heights bar ... The owner of a Boyle Heights doughnut shop and a developer could have to pay a total of $90,000 in fines after hiding the sources of contributions to Councilman Jose Huizar’s election campaign ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories

Crime increase worries Oxy students; art teacher creates a mosaic “love letter” to Echo Park

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MORNING REPORT: An increase in city-wide crime and an assault on campus have some students at Occidental College worried about safety at the Eagle Rock school ... Artist and teacher Katrina Alexy took an “art-ternity” leave from her job to create a nearly 40-foot-long mosaic mural that she calls a “love letter to Echo Park” ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories

Boyle Heights’ El Tepeyac challenges New York newcomer; Highland Park Craftsman restored to serve families

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MORNING REPORT: Fans of El Tepeyac in Boyle Heights say a New York restaurant has improperly copied many of the features – including menu descriptions – of the original Mexican restaurant ... A 110-year-old Craftsman bungalow in Highland Park has been restored to serve as a family resource center ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories

Mountain lion still at home in Los Feliz; Boyle Heights man shot by police identified; Echo Park flipper seeking $240k mark up

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MORNING REPORT: A 150-pound mountain lion is taking its time leaving the crawl space underneath a Los Feliz home ... The murder suspect who was shot and killed by police last week in Boyle Heights has been identified as 39-year-old Roberto Rodriguez ... An Echo Park house flipper that purchased a three-bedroom home for $660,000 in March now wants $899,000 for the same property .