Monday, November 24, 2014

Why did the police shoot “Dizzy” Martinez of Echo Park? The LAPD’s answer does not satisfy his family


ECHO PARK -- David “Dizzy” Martinez was waiting for his common-law wife and sister to buy tacos when he found himself surrounded by police officers pointing guns at him on a March night in 2013. According to police, Martinez was pointing a “black object” believed to be a gun when officers opened fire on the 47-year-old Echo Park man. But that black object turned out to be a cellphone, which was found damaged and splattered with blood next to Martinez as he lay wounded on the sidewalk, according to an internal LAPD investigation. Read More »

Silver Lake tire slasher returns

Numerous vehicles, including the one pictured above, had their tire damaged in October | Photo by Kevin

Silver Lake -- The tires of at least five vehicles were slashed or punctured on Monday night in an area where similar vandalism took place last month. The tires were damaged sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight on Nov. 16 near Crestmont and Maltman avenues, according ... Read More »

Boyle Heights day care worker headed to prison for child molestation; Highland Park gentrification organizer talks; Echo Park parade fundraiser

Neighborhood Dragon, Highland Park | Beth Murphy/Instagram

Morning Report: One of the organizers of the Highland Park gentrification protests tell their side of the story ... A man who ran a Boyle Heights day care center with his wife was sentenced to 22 years in prison for molesting four children ... The Echo Park Community Parade is seeking to raise $2,000 – a $10 pledge gets you an “I Love EP” button Read More »

Weekend Photo Gallery

Down By The River, Elysian Valley | daveedkapoor/Instagram

The Eastsider thanks the many talented photographers who have shared their images with fellow readers. Weekend Gallery features some of the photos from contributors that appeared in The Eastsider’s Morning Report and other sections during the previous week. Got photos to share? Join The Eastsider Photo ... Read More »

Diesel pollution dropping at Cypress Park rail yard; new Echo Park market to open Monday; Zachary Quinto sells Midcentury home

Valley Knudsen Garden Residence, Montecito Heights | Martha Benedict/Eastsider Photo Pool

Morning Report: Diesel emissions from Metrolink’s Cypress Park maintenance yard are expected to fall sharply by 2017 and pose a far smaller cancer risk than diesel emissions from trucks on the nearby 5 Freeway, according to a health and air pollution study ... Echo Park will gain a second grocery store next week with Lassens planning to open its natural foods and vitamins outlet on Monday ... Actor Zachary Quinto sold his Midcentury-style Los Feliz home for $1.278 million ... The LAPD Rampart Division will be holding an open house today at its Sixth Street station Read More »

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