Monday, July 6, 2015

News and notes

Councilman Ryu seeks to halt LaBonge’s last-minute spending; L.A. Coroner gift shop under review; don’t let Fido freakout over fireworks


MORNING REPORT: New 4th District Councilman David Ryu wants to block giving more than $600,000 to various community groups and projects that were requested by his predecessor, Tom LaBonge ... The County Coroner is reviewing the operations of Skeletons in the Closet, its Lincoln Heights gift shop that sells "party" body bags, Coroner hoodies and other items ... Advice for keeping your dog calm during 4th of July fireworks Read More »

Power back on in Silver Lake; fatal Highland Park hit-and-run suspect faces six years in prison

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MORNING REPORT: LADWP is investigating the cause of an electrical vault explosion that was blamed for cutting off power to more than 20,000 customers in the Silver Lake area last night .... Alexis Virto, the 21-year-old man who was arrested in connection with last week's fatal hit-and-run in Highland Park, could face up to six years in prison if convicted of charges ... Charter school co-founder Ref Rodriguez, who won the District 5 school board race, will be sworn into office today Read More »

LAPD names officer involved in Los Feliz shooting; Highland Park bird named Cecil goes missing; Good Luck, Nathan

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MORNING REPORT: The LAPD identified the officer involved in last week's shooting in Los Feliz that left an unarmed man in critical condition. Cairo Palacios, who has worked for the LAPD since 2013, shot Walter William DeLeon, who officers said walked "aggressively" in their direction with what they believed to be a gun hidden under a towel or cloth .... Lost in Highland Park: African Grey named Cecil

Congresswoman opposes East L.A. light rail to close 710 Freeway gap; Atwater council seeks candidates

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MORNING REPORT: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard has come out against a proposed light rail line through East L.A. as an option to close the 710 Freeway gap, calling it an example of "environmental racism" .... The Atwater Village Neighborhood Council is seeking candidates to fill a board seat representing North Atwater .... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.