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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Woman injured in Lincoln Heights hit-and-run; ready for Margarita-flavored cupcakes?

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MORNING REPORT: Police were looking for the driver of an older model BMW that struck a 60-year-old woman Sunday morning in Lincoln Heights at Pasadena Avenue and San Fernando Road ... One of the vendors at the Boyle Heights Farmers’ Market sells a line of cupcakes inspired by Latin foods and flavors, including a Margarita cupcake with tequila and a tamale con mole cupcake ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.

Man electrocuted on Boyle Heights utility pole; $500k in outside money backing Huizar in council campaign

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MORNING REPORT: A man was hospitalized after he was electrocuted and fell from a 100-foot-high utility pole in Boyle Heights early this morning ... Billboard companies, unions and other special interests have spent more than $500,000 in independent campaign expenditures to support incumbent Jose Huizar in the Council District 14 race ... Found in Echo Park: Female Brownish/Red Chihuahua / Wire Hair Terrier Mix

Charter schools & unions pour $1 million into District 5 school board election; water main breaks in Silver Lake

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MORNING REPORT: L.A. DWP repair crews were dispatched early this morning to La Fayette Park Place near Bellevue Avenue in Silver Lake after a water main broke .... The teachers union and charter school groups have poured more than a million dollars into the District 5 school board race where incumbent and union supporter Bennett Kayser faces charter school founder Ref Rodriguez ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed

East L.A. bank sold; O’Grady denies improper use of nonprofit in council race; new Highland Park council website

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MORNING REPORT: A Central Valley financial firm has agreed to buy East L.A.-based Pan American Bank, the state's oldest Latino bank ... Council District 4 candidate Tomas O'Grady of Los Feliz denies that he improperly used his education nonprofit to support his campaign ... The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council has launched a new website that can be translated into 50 languages

Motorcyclist killed in 2 Freeway crash identified; Glassell Park flip sells for way over asking; temporary El Sereno demolition ban delayed

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MORNING REPORT: The motorcyclist killed in Tuesday's crash at the 2 & 5 freeway interchange has been identified as 31-year-old Elden Navarra ... Councilman Gil Cedillo voted to postpone an ordinance that would have temporarily halted demolitions in a proposed historic district in El Sereno ... A Glassell Park flip sold for $105,000 over the asking price as average sales prices have risen.

Special interests backing Councilman Huizar become a campaign issue; Silver Lake couple preserves a Mid Century classic; are you ready to live in an Eagle Rock geodesic home?

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MORNING REPORT: The real estate and special interests backing Councilman Jose Huizar have become an issue in the Council District 14 race ... How a Silver Lake couple retained the look and feel of a 1960s hillside house ... The owners of a geodesic home in Eagle Rock are seeking "the right person" to rent the place for $3,850 a month