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Monday, September 1, 2014

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Morning Report: Judge blocks Boyle Heights pot growers market; Council District 4 candidates raise nearly $900k in contributions

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News & Notes: A Boyle Heights pot growers market has been slapped with a preliminary injunction by a judge for violating the voter initiative that limits the number of marijuana dispensaries, reports CBS2. The 13 candidates running to replace Tom LaBonge as 4th District councilmember have raised nearly $900,000 in contributions. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Eagle Rock’s Little Beast marks one year anniversary; Atwater market crowd-sources owner’s cancer fund; & Mt. Washington Marketplace readies debut

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Eagle Rock’s Little Beast is proving to be the little restaurant that could. Eater LA  chronicles chef and owner Sean Lowenthal’s steady climb to success as his family-friendly establishment marks its first anniversary. Its trademark patio doesn’t hurt the restaurant’s cause either, as it’s an ideal ... Read More »

Morning Report: Saturday morning at Glassell Park’s “art farm”; $7.5 million Silver Lake home in escrow after 19 days; Highland Park’s brand of gentrification

What is the L.A. Seminary for Civic and Embodied Arts? L.A. Weekly pays a visit to the Glassell Park “art farm.” @TakeSunset  points out that John Lautner’s Silvertop home in Silver Lake has gone into escrow 19 days after being put on the market for $7.5 million.  ... Read More »

Morning Report: Photos of a Silver Lake intersection circa 1928; new diabetes prevention program launched in Boyle Heights

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News & Notes: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog founds some historic  Silver Lake photos of the long-gone railroad bridge that once rose above Fletcher and Riverside drives. A new diabetes prevention program is now being offered at the former General Hospital in Boyle Heights. Got ... Read More »

Morning Report: Valley shooter might be connected to Atwater incident; 200-room hotel planned for Boyle Heights hospital campus; Silver Lake Spanish-Colonial gets a makeover

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News & Notes: Last week’s shooting of a female motorist on the 5 Freeway in Atwater Village could be connected to the recent shootings in the Valley and West Hollywood, reports the L.A. Weekly. A developer is expected to be named soon to build a 200-room ... Read More »

Echo Park shops drying out after second water main break in two years

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ECHO PARK – It was two years ago this month that Oscar and Jennifer Carpinteyro found themselves cleaning up their vintage stereo shop after a water main  break steps from their front door flooded the Alvarado Street store. Today, the couple were once again scraping out ... Read More »

Morning Report: City close to buying former rail yard for riverside parkland; Boyle Heights gallery showcases cats; Silver Lake Dog Park sign design contest

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News & Notes: The city is close to buying a former rail yard on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park for use as parkland, reports StreetsBlog.  The City Council last year voted in favor of negotiating to purchase a portion of the former Taylor ... Read More »

Morning Report: Eagle Rock man claims conman took took ownership of his home; Boyle Heights stabbing; new East L.A. charter school opens

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News & Notes: A 62-year-old unemployed Eagle Rock man could become homeless after he was tricked into transferring ownership of his home, reports the L.A. Times. A 19-year-old suspect is in custody after stabbing man in a Boyle Heights parking lot during a dispute, reports City ... Read More »

Morning Report: Commuter train kills man in Boyle Heights; Gentrification worries in Elysian Valley; Mariachi 5K postponed

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News & Notes: One person was killed after being struck by a Metrolink train in Boyle Heights, reports L.A. Now. G-Force At Work:  Elysian Valley – aka Frogtown – has entered the “cognitive dissonance” stage of gentrification as some residents and artists fear they will soon ... Read More »

Morning Report: East L.A. robbers shoot man over bike; LA County-USC Medical Center attracting downtown homeless to Boyle Heights; Eagle Rock museum founder wins $100,000 grant

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News & Notes: A man was shot and robbed of his bike early this morning while waiting at an East L.A. Gold Line Station, reports NBC LA. A survey of homeless persons living  on or near the grounds of the L.A. County-USC Medical Center found that ... Read More »