Friday, July 1, 2016

News and notes

Boyle Heights boy with cancer serves as K-9 deputy for the day; voters to decide fate of $1.2 billion homeless bond

Mt. Washington | Fanny Mac

MORNING REPORT: A 12-year-old Boyle Heights boy diagnosed with leukemia served as a K-9 deputy for a day with the L.A. Sheriff's Department .... The City Council decided to put a $1.2 billion bond measure before voters in November to pay for shelters, permanent housing and services for the homeless. The bond would be paid by property owners, who would pay an additional to $40 to $80 a year Read More »

Driver arrested for fatal Boyle Heights taco stand crash; one killed in 5 Freeway collision; East L.A. lowrider culture exported to Brazil

Dodger Stadium | Tatiana

MORNING REPORT: Police arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with Sunday night's crash at a Boyle Heights taco stand that left one 50-year-old man dead and several others injured .... One person was killed after a vehicle hit the back of a big-rig truck traveling on the northbound 5 Freeway at the 10 Freeway in Boyle Heights early this morning .... East L.A. lowrider culture takes root in Brazil Read More »

Crash shuts down Cesar Chavez Avenue; Boyle Heights sounds off at police commission meeting; East L.A. baseball field makeover

Boyle Heights | Kevin Break

MORNING REPORT: Cesar Chavez Avenue was closed east of Soto Street in Boyle Heights this morning after a truck overturned in a crash with a van .... The head of the L.A. Police Commission threatened to shut down a meeting in Boyle Heights during a sometimes rowdy gathering in which critics lashed out at the LAPD .... Dedication ceremonies were held to mark the renovation of two baseball fields at Belvedere Park in East Los Angeles Read More »

Commission approves Airbnb regulations; transit tax would not fund 710 Freeway tunnel; Highland Park prepares to bury time capsule

Eagle Rock | Steve5150

MORNING REPORT: The city Planning Commission voted in favor of new regulations and restrictions on Airbnb and other short-term rentals .... a proposed half-cent sales tax to pay for transit projects does not include funds for a 710 freeway tunnel under El Sereno .... A miniature version of Chicken Boy and a menu from El Huarache Azteca are among some of the items going inside the Highland Park Time Capsule Read More »

Big-Rig crash ties up freeway in East L.A.; Airbnb battles; the high price of City Hall lobbying

Atwater Village | Laurie Avocado

MORNING REPORT: The westbound 60 Freeway in East Los Angeles was tied up this morning after a big-rig truck overturned as part of a collision involving six vehicles. CBS2 AirbnB Battles: City Attorney Mike Feuer filed criminal charge as well as civil lawsuits against four apartment owners over short-term rentals ... Representatives for developers, billboard companies and other interests spent $13.5 million to lobby city officials during the first three months of this year Read More »

Gold Line service disrupted in Highland Park; Boyle Heights holds vigil for Orlando victims; how hot did it get in Mt. Washington?

Highland Park Ferris Wheel | Katrina Alexy

MORNING REPORT: Gold Line service between the Highland Park and Filmore stations was disrupted following a collision between a train and a car .... An LGBT group organized a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights .... The temperature at the Mt. Washington weather station hit 104 degrees on Sunday. Hotter weather is expected today across Southern California Read More »

Silver Lake as a TV show genre; East L.A. shooting victim identified

Highland Park | Allan Castro

MORNING REPORT: Silver Lake and surrounding neighborhoods serve as the background for a new generation of L.A-based comedies that have nothing to do with the beach or Hollywood glamour and wealth .... The man who was found shot dead on an East L.A. sidewalk early Saturday has been identified as 46-year-old Jose Espinoza of San Fernando Read More »

Federal investigation clears Occidental College of most civil rights violations; teacher’s assistant arrested over sexual battery charges at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex

Arroyo Seco Parkway | Daveed Kapoor

MORNING REPORT: An investigation by the U.S Department of Education determined that Occidental College did not for the most part violate federal civil rights laws with the exception of being slow to handle some complaints of sexual misconduct and retaliation .... Police arrested a former teacher's assistant at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex for inappropriately touching a female student and making sexual comments. Read More »

Hollywood bungalow makes a move to Los Feliz; new apartments under review in Angeleno Heights

Elysian Valley | Laurie Avocado

MORNING REPORT: A couple moved their 95-year-old Hollywood bungalow to Los Feliz after they sold the property to a developer planning to building new apartments .... The board that oversees the Angeleno Heights historic district is scheduled to review plans tonight for a new five-unit apartment building on Douglas Street and a duplex on Edgeware Road .... Lost in Elysian Heights: Siamese cat Read More »

Don’t forget to vote today; Cal State L.A. hires new men’s basketball coach; makeover for El Sereno skate park

Silver Lake | Marsha Estes

MORNING REPORT: Polls close today at 8 p.m. Find your polling place at LAVote.net .... Cal State L.A. has hired Jim Saia, who has been head coach at Cal State San Marcos, as the new coach of the men's basketball program .... El Sereno residents are invited to a workshop on Wednesday (June 8) to discuss the renovation of the El Sereno Skate Park at the El Sereno Recreation Center Read More »

Car-to-car shooting in Atwater Village; Mr. Sulu to speak at Cal State L.A. graduation; Eagle Rock High takes baseball championship

Silver Lake | Gina Acuna

MORNING REPORT: There was a car-to-car shooting at about 11 p.m. on Friday on Boyce Avenue near Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village ... George H. Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the keynote address during the June 10 commencement ceremonies for Cal State L.A.'s College of Natural and Social Sciences .... Eagle Rock High's baseball team won its first-ever City Section baseball championship after defeating rival Franklin High of Highland Park. Read More »