MORNING REPORT: Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to find your polling place ... Streets near Gateside Drive and Multnomah Street in El Sereno were flooded this morning after a water main broke ... Why it takes so long to get streets restriped after they get repaved
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
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
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
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
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?
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
MORNING REPORT: A pedestrian on the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights was struck and killed in an early morning collision that backed up traffic for miles ... A developer reveals renderings for an Elysian Valley “Creative Campus” with 40 residential units near the L.A. River ... A tree toppled across traffic lanes in Silver Lake this morning near Silver Lake and Glendale boulevards
Police chase suspect pleads not guilty; York Park grand opening; no “computers for all” at L.A. schools
MORNING REPORT: A parolee plead not guilty to carjacking and other charges in connection with a police chase that began in Boyle Heights and ended in Monterey Park, where he was shot by officers ... An 11 a.m. grand opening ceremony will be held today for the new York Park
MORNING REPORT: Nine students from Highland Park’s Franklin High school are preparing to compete in L.A. Unified’s Academic Decathlon ... A car struck at least two Boyle Heights pedestrians crossing at Cesar Chavez and St. Louise ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily