Tuesday, September 1, 2015

News and notes

Caltrans prepares to sell El Sereno homes; Cuban baseball player sleeping outside Dodger Stadium; Silver Lake preschool feud goes public

Silver Lake | Yogascribe/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: The first sale of Caltrans-owned homes in El Sereno and South Pasadena could take place as soon as this November, raising concerns among tenants who fear they won't be able to buy the properties ... A Cuban baseball player has been sleeping outside the stadium until he gets a chance to play for the team ... A feud between some parents and the owners of a Silver Lake preschool has gone public on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. Read More »

Volunteers clean up Boyle Heights veterans monument; Gehry’s L.A. River masterplan still in early stage; Northeast Division gets a new top cop

Elysian Valley | Katrina Alexy

MORNING REPORT: Volunteers spent two days cleaning the tagging from a veterans monument in Boyle Heights .... Architect Frank Gehry's masterplan for the L.A. River remains in the early stages, with officials providing few details about proposed changes .... Arturo Sandoval has replaced Jeffrey Bert as the captain of the LAPD's Northeast Division Read More »

Fatal shooting in El Sereno; man moves into Echo Park as his uncle is gentrified out

Boyle Heights | The Eastsider

MORNING REPORT: Police are investigating the shooting death of an approximately 30-year-old man in El Sereno near Haven and Ithaca streets .... A man returns to Echo Park to find that he is part of the gentrification that is pushing his uncle out of the neighborhood .... Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to [email protected] Read More »

LADWP workers come to the rescue; King Middle School sends kids home over vaccinations; newspaper gentrified out of Highland Park

Silver Lake | Katrina Alexy

MORNING REPORT: Two LADWP workers in Highland Park were credited for saving the life of a man they found unconscious behind the steering wheel of a parked car .... A group of parents said their children at King Middle School in Los Feliz were sent home on the first day of school because they had not been given the required immunizations .... EGP Newspapers said it was forced to move its Highland Park bureau to Lincoln Heights after a new landlord raised the rents, prompting EGP and several other businesses to look for new locations Read More »

L.A. River before-and-after photos; lucha libre lives on in East L.A.

East Los Angeles | Robin Blackman/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: Pre-1938 photos show what the L.A. River was like before it was encased in a concrete channel .... A former Mexican wrestler known as El Kiss is hosting twice-a-month lucha libre matches in an East L.A. youth center .... Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo Pool or tag your Instagram photos with #eastsiderla or send them via email to [email protected] Read More »