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Thursday, March 5, 2015

City smooths over the rough roads of Elysian Park

Photo by Katrina Alexy

Driving and biking the narrow and crumbling roads of Elysian Park has been like running an obstacle course, with visitors having to maneuver around giant pot holes, large cracks and missing chunks of pavement. In recent weeks, however, motorists and cyclists have faced different types of obstacles in the form of detours, bulldozers and work crews. It's part of $2.3 million project to resurface the park's miles of roads.

Big win for Councilman Huizar; suspect arrested in 2002 East L.A. killing; Boyle Heights police shooting & pursuit

Palm & Pine, Eagle Rock | Hane C. Lee/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: No Contest: Incumbent Jose Huizar was reelected to represent Council District 14 after winning about 66% of the vote ... Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu will compete in a Council District 4 runoff to replace termed out Councilman Tom LaBonge ... Incumbent school board member Bennett Kayser and challenger Ref Rodriguez will face each other in the May 19 runoff ... A suspect was arrested in the 2002 killing of a 15-year-old girl in East L.A.

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Man electrocuted on Boyle Heights utility pole; $500k in outside money backing Huizar in council campaign

Elysian Park | Goose Eyes/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: A man was hospitalized after he was electrocuted and fell from a 100-foot-high utility pole in Boyle Heights early this morning ... Billboard companies, unions and other special interests have spent more than $500,000 in independent campaign expenditures to support incumbent Jose Huizar in the Council District 14 race ... Found in Echo Park: Female Brownish/Red Chihuahua / Wire Hair Terrier Mix

Charter schools & unions pour $1 million into District 5 school board election; water main breaks in Silver Lake

Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: L.A. DWP repair crews were dispatched early this morning to La Fayette Park Place near Bellevue Avenue in Silver Lake after a water main broke .... The teachers union and charter school groups have poured more than a million dollars into the District 5 school board race where incumbent and union supporter Bennett Kayser faces charter school founder Ref Rodriguez ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed

Forget the bike; Echo Park thieves steal entire bike rack

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ECHO PARK -- It's come to this - not only do you need to lock up your bike, you need to lock up your bike rack. Sometime over night one of the bike-shaped racks that were recently installed around Echo Park Lake was stolen from the southeast corner of the park, a city official said today. Not only did the black metal rack go missing, but so did the rack's pair of six-inch concrete bases that were buried in the ground.

Silver Lake enjoying a “Butterfly Bonanza”

Gulf Fritillary | Diane Edwardson

SILVER LAKE -- Diane Edwardson says that she and her Corralitas Drive neighbors have noticed the early arrival of butterflies this year. Some brightly colored and rarely seen species, like the Red Admiral and Fritillary Camouflage, have been spotted this year among the regulars that float across the lush green grass and flowers in bloom."Neighbors have been talking about the butterfly bonanza ..."

Northeast L.A. gathers for a Homeless Town Hall

A Homeless Town Hall this week focused on the homeless problem along the Arroyo Seco covered a wide range of questions and issues, from the need for more affordable housing to concerns about public safety and the cost of encampment clean ups. The Tuesday night panel discussion and forum at Ramona Hall included not only residents, police officers and homeless advocates, but some homeless individuals as well.

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