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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kevin de León sworn in as leader of State Senate; Boyle Heights resident honored as a Teacher of the Year; Silver Lake sobriety check point

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Morning Report: State Senator Kevin de León, whose district includes portions of Echo Park and Highland Park, was sworn in as the first Latino leader of the State Senate in more than 130 years during a $50,000 inaugural ceremony ... Isabel Morales of Boyle Heights has been honored with a “Teacher of the Year” award by L.A. Unified ... Labor organizer and former housing commissioner Mario Chavez will kick off his Council District 14 campaign with a community walk in Boyle Heights ... A sobriety check point is planned this Saturday night in Silver Lake Read More »

Why you should Trick-or-Treat in Eagle Rock; Boyle Heights girl pursues soccer star dream; 2nd reward offered in Echo Park animal killings

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Morning Report: Is this a trick? Eagle Rock – along with Bel Air and Brentwood – is among the top L.A. top neighborhoods for Trick-Or-Treaters ... An 11-year-old Boyle Heights girl pursues her passion at an elite Pasadena soccer club ... PETA has offered a second, $2,500 reward for information about the killings of several small animals in Echo Park ... An Uber passenger who needed a ride from Westlake to Eagle Rock said her trip took two hours and took a detour to the Valley ... Sunday Shorts: The Eastsider welcomes submissions of fiction and creative non-fiction in written, video or audio form. Read More »

Disaster drills and Highland Park’s late-night pizza cravings; open space in Montecito Heights; Echo Park liquor licenses

On The Agenda

The agendas for this week's neighborhood meetings include restoration of a tagged up mural at the foot of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian; Flat Top parcel land is being handed over to the community as a new open space after funds are secured; and how late can people eat pizza in Highland Park? Before You Go: It's a good idea to check with organizations to find out if meeting items and times have been changed or postponed. Read More »

A more lively and noisy York Boulevard raises concerns; Council District 4 candidates talk homelessness

Mural & Palm, Echo Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Instagram

Morning Report: The opening of new restaurants and bars along York Boulevard have some Highland Park neighbors seeking protection from noisy patrons and other problems ... Apps But Not Shelters: Council District 4 candidates running to replace term-out Councilman Tom LaBonge offer up ideas to improve homelessness problems ... Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & RSS feed Read More »

Billie Jean King swings into action at Cal State L.A.; a tree falls in Eagle Rock

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Morning Report: Billie Jean King offered some advice about tennis and life at a tennis clinic for youths at Cal State L.A. in El Sereno, where she attended college in the early 1960s ... A large tree knocked down a power line when it collapsed on Saxon Drive in Eagle Rock ... Got a good story? The Eastsider is seeking submissions of fiction and literary non-fiction from authors who live in our Eastside coverage area. Read More »

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