EAST LOS ANGELES -- A woman who was confronted by two masked robbers inside her home this morning was bound with duct tape while the robbers ransacked the residence.
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.
HIGHLAND PARK -- The Highland Theatre turns 90 years old this month. To put that into context, Calvin Coolidge was in the Oval Office at the time, and The New Yorker was just starting out on the East Coast. How many movie screenings that equals is anyone’s guess.
Big win for Councilman Huizar; suspect arrested in 2002 East L.A. killing; Boyle Heights police shooting & pursuit
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.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Police this morning are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found near Figueroa Street and Avenue 60 on Sunday night. Officers were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m. and found the body of a black male with stab wounds.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Did you miss last week's grand opening of York Park? No problem. Now you have a drone's-eye-view of the festivities without having to endure the political speeches thanks a video uploaded by Daniel Lingua.
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Man electrocuted on Boyle Heights utility pole; $500k in outside money backing Huizar in council campaign
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
This weekend's open house options include a Silver Lake Mid Century that has not changed hands in 50 years, an Eagle Rock Spanish Colonial with three fireplaces and a one-bedroom Monterey Hills condo.
The Floricanto Center for Performing Arts will be hosting a carnival with activities for the whole family, including mask making, games, antojitos, and folklorico demos. The celebration marks the center’s second year in City Terrace, where a former furniture warehouse has been transformed into a workshop and community performance space.
ECHO PARK -- An 18-year-old male who may have been involved in numerous residential burglaries across Echo Park was apprehended earlier this month after a woman returning to her residence saw the suspect inside her home.
SILVER LAKE -- Councilman Tom LaBonge has proposed naming the intersection of West Silver Lake Drive and Rowena Avenue in honor of Joseph Gatto, an art teacher and father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto, who was shot in his Silver Lake home during a November 2013 murder that remains unsolved.
Charter schools & unions pour $1 million into District 5 school board election; water main breaks in Silver Lake
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
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 -- 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 ..."
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.
HIGHLAND PARK -- The two females who were shot Wednesday night were innocent bystanders during a possible gang-related shooting, police said today. "They were just trying to enjoy themselves at the park," said Detective Larry Burcher with the Northeast Division.