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Man goes missing in Boyle Heights; city sued over missing Tom LaBonge documents; goodbye, shade balls

Montecito Heights | Martha Benedict

Police are asking the public to help find a 76-year-old man suffering from dementia who was last seen in the 600 block of N. Cummings Street in Boyle Heights .... The city has been accused of violating the California Public Records Act and improperly destroying documents in a lawsuit filed over missing records from the office of former 4th District Councilman Tom LaBonge .... After making a big splash, shade balls will or have been removed from all but one city reservoirs - including those in Elysian Park and Silver Lake Read More »

Echo Park mother faces murder charge over son’s death; Glendale police chase ends in Eagle Rock area; gang member pleads guilty to Cypress Park killing

Occidental College, Eagle Rock | Cheryl Haab

MORNING REPORT: An Echo Park woman was charged with murder and child abuse resulting in the death of her son .... Three alleged burglars being chased by Glendale police crashed their vehicle on the 2 Freeway near York Boulevard and then ran across traffic lanes and into the Eagle Rock area .... A gang member plead guilty to a 2008 Cypress Park murder in which he gunned down a man holding a toddler Read More »

Autopsy to be conducted on Echo Park boy found dead in a closet; LACC music majors to get free tuition courtesy of Herb Alpert

El Sereno | The Eastsider

MORNING REPORT: The county coroner will conduct an autopsy of the 11-year-old boy whose body was found in a closet in Echo Park .... The minors were released to Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services .... Herb Alpert's foundation will donate $10.1 million to L.A. City College to pay for the tuition of music majors ... Was Jesse Romero, the Boyle Heights 14-year-old shot dead by the LAPD, a bright kid or a gun-toting criminal? Read More »

Elysian Valley students to get a lesson in country music; community colleges expand faculty

Atwater Village | Viva La Machina

MORNING REPORT: Nashville composer and Grammy Award-winner Liz Rose will be at Dorris Place Elementary in Elysian Valley this week to help students compose a song that will be performed at a fundraising concert for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum .... East Los Angeles and Los Angeles City college are among the community colleges that have hired a significant number of new teachers thanks to an increase in state funding Read More »

Boyle Heights bar scene c.1910; condos planned for Mt. Washington

Sixth Street Bridge Demolition | Kevin Break

Spittoons & Stuffed Animals: A 1910 photographs of the Neuman Brothers Saloon in Boyle Heights is one of the rare photos showing what the interior of a neighborhood business looked like at the turn of the 20th Century .... A developer is seeking permission from the city to subdivide a lot to build six condominiums in the 4500 block of Marmion Way in Mt. Washington Read More »

Lead contamination found at Boyle Heights and East L.A. schools; West Nile Virus detected in East L.A. and El Sereno; Airbnb on the agenda

Highland Park | struktrstudios

MORNING REPORT: Sections of Lorena Street Elementary in Boyle Heights and Rowan Avenue Elementary in East Los Angeles were fenced off after officials found elevated levels of lead in the soil as part of testing related to the clean up of the Exide battery plant ... County health officials said that mosquitos with West Nile Virus have been found in El Sereno and East Los Angeles Read More »

Fastest growing private U.S. firm is in Lincoln Heights; armed suspect sought in Boyle Heights; firefighter magnet school opens at Wilson High

Atwater Village | EM Medrano

MORNING REPORT: Lincoln Heights-based Loot Crate, which sells monthly deliveries of action figures, comic books and other items, has been ranked as the fastest-growing, privately-held company in America, according to Inc. Magazine .... Police sealed off the area near Mott and Folsom streets in Boyle Heights Tuesday night as they searched for an armed suspect .... A new magnet program at Wilson High in El Sereno is focused on preparing students for careers as firefighters and paramedics. Read More »

Two injured in Highland Park fire; Echo Park collision

Elysian Valley | Katrina Alexy

MORNING REPORT: A father and son suffered non-life threatening burns on Monday afternoon during an apartment fire in the 100 block of E. Avenue 40 in Highland Park .... Paramedics were seen treating a woman at the scene of an apparent collision this morning at Quintero Street and Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park, according to an Eastsider reader. Read More »

East L.A. robbery suspect wanted; Hermon townhome hearing; it’s back to school for LAUSD students

Elysian Park | Scott Fajack

MORNING REPORT: The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is asking the public to help identify an armed man who held up an East L.A. discount store in the 100 block S. Mednik Avenue .... A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17 over a developer's plans to build eight townhomes under the city's small-lot ordinance in the 6000 block of Monterey Road in Hermon .... L.A. Unified students go back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Read More »

East L.A. shooting leaves one dead; get your piece of the 6th Street Bridge

Silver Lake | EM Kalifornia

MORNING REPORT: A man was shot and killed early this morning in the 6000 block of E. Olympic Boulevard in East Los Angeles. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information was available .... The city will be giving away 1,000 pieces of the demolished Sixth Street Bridge – including a certificate of authenticity – today during Rock Day LA .... Found in Angeleno Heights: Purple drums Read More »

Man shot in City Terrace; Elysian Valley-made drum a hit with musicians

Cypress Park | Daveed Kapoor

MORNING REPORT: What's a cajongo? It's a new version of a drum created by an Elysian Valley woodworker that has proven a hit with Poncho Sanchez and other musicians .... A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times Wednesday evening near the 200 block of North Ditman Avenue in City Terrace .... Atwater Village resident Karen Barnett has been named Villager of the Year Read More »

Train kills woman at Atwater-Glendale crossing; Echo Park pedestrian hit by vehicle; West Nile Virus found in Lincoln Heights

Echo Park Lake | Andy House

MORNING REPORT: A woman was killed Monday night after she was struck by a Metrolink train at the Doran Street crossing on the border of Glendale and Atwater Village .... A female pedestrian in Echo Park was hit by a vehicle at around 8 p.m. near Glendale Boulevard and Berkeley Street, according to reports from Eastsider readers .... Mosquitos with West Nile Virus were found in Lincoln Heights for the first time this year Read More »

East L.A. jail inmate dies; fire breaks out behind Silver Lake 99 Cents store; Atwater Village street flooding

Fletcher Drive Bridge, L.A. River | Tracy Stone

MORNING REPORT: Fire broke out early this morning in an outdoor storage area behind the 99 Cents Only store in Silver Lake ... A 31 year-old male Latino who was being held in the jail of the East Los Angeles Sheriff's station died on Saturday after becoming ill .... Traffic lanes were closed near Perlita Avenue and Silver Lake Boulevard in Atwater Village on Sunday afternoon after an apparent water pipeline break flooded streets Read More »

More details of fatal officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights; Sixth Street Bridge arches coming down

Boyle Heights | Daveed Kapoor

MORNING REPORT: The LAPD released more details about an officer involved shooting in Boyle Heights that left a 36-year-old man dead last week. Officers and the suspect, Omar Gonzales, fell to the ground as they were fighting in the 1200 block of Atwood Street ... One of the metal arches of the Sixth Street Bridge was removed this week as part of the demolition of the span connecting Boyle Heights and Downtown L.A Read More »

Silver Lake man to end his life under state’s aid-in-dying law; artistic map of Glassell Park in the works

Elysian Heights | Christine Peters

MORNING REPORT: Robert Stone of Silver Lake has become one of the first California residents to obtain lethal medications under the state's new aid-in-dying act that permits fatal prescriptions to be given to the terminally ill .... The Glassell Park Neighborhood Council is scheduled to review a request to spend an additonal $1,000 to create an "artwork map" of the neighborhood .... Lost in Echo Park: Terrier mix pup Read More »

Pokemon Go players stay fit at Cal State L.A.; Silver Lake council to review development density

Echo Park | Veroomac

MORNING REPORT: Cal State L.A. has launched a Pokemon Go Health Walk that includes 35 PokéStops and three gyms along a nearly 5-mile course through the El Sereno campus ..... The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is scheduled to review a proposal to oppose the increased density being requested by a developer planning to build three large apartment and commercial structures in Sunset Junction. SLNC Read More »

LADWP chief to step down; Franklin Hills wants a piece of Los Feliz

Elysian Valley | Finnius Morton

MORNING REPORT: The general manager of the L.A. Department of Water & Power, Marcie Edwards, is leaving her job only two years after taking the top spot in the agency .... Councilman David Ryu has revived a proposal to expand the boundaries of Franklin Hills into Los Feliz .... Lauren Ballard, who serves as Eagle Rock field deputy for Council District 14, is leaving her position and will be replaced by Sean Starkey Read More »

Highland Park serves as backdrop for “Bang Bang” video; backpack giveaway in Echo Park; man shot by police in Boyle Heights ID’d

Highland Park | Katrina Alexy

Rappers Wiz Khalifa and Tabi Bonney shot a video for the song Bang Bang inside La Tropicana Market in Highland Park and in other neighborhood locales .... The Dream Center, a Christian mission in Echo Park, gave away more than 2,500 backpacks filled with school supplies on Saturday .... Pehrspace closed its Echo Park performance space this weekend with a 36-hour concert marathon Read More »

Photographer struck by Gold Line train in Boyle Heights; “Cultural Annihilation” in Silver Lake

Silver Lake | Kulabird1

MORNING REPORT: A woman was struck by a Gold Line train Friday night in Boyle Heights as she tried to take a picture of the train in the 1100 block of E. 1st Street. The woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries .... Opponents of a large development planned for the Sunset Junction section of Silver Lake have created an eye-catching image that resembles a movie poster. "Cultural Annihilation ... Coming to Silver Lake." Read More »