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Highland Park shooting victim identified; Dodgers to hire first minority manager

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MORNING REPORT: Police have identified the victim of Sunday's fatal Highland Park shooting as 35-year-old Pete Cordero .... The Dodgers are expected to announce the hiring of former outfielder Dave Roberts as the team's first-ever minority manager .... The NY Times visits the LAPD's canine training grounds at the Police Academy in Elysian Park to meet Sgt. Michael Goosby, the department's chief dog trainer and the inspiration for one of the characters found in Robert Crais' detective novels Read More »

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Reward issued in fatal East L.A. shooting of football player; residents concerned about new Metrolink engines at Cypress Park rail yard

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MORNING REPORT: The L.A. County Sheriffs Department has issued a $20,000 reward in connection with the 2013 fatal shooting death of college football player Gabriel Soto in East Los Angeles ... Metrolink has been asked to look into reducing the emissions and noise from 40 new diesel locomotives being stored and tested at its maintenance facility in Cypress Park .... A vacant Boyle Heights home in the 2400 block of Verde Street collapsed after catching fire Thursday night Read More »

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Vista views. Walls of windows. Three stories, each with a sprawling wrap around wood decks. Attached guest quarters with separate entrance. Approximately 3,000 square-feet of living space, four bedrooms and four full baths. Two wood burning fireplaces. Two single car garages. Mid-Century vibes. Read More »

$2 billion needed for proposed Lincoln Heights Olympic Village; catalytic converter thieves hit Mt. Washington

Boyle Heights viewed from Sixth Street Bridge | Andriana Baker

MORNING REPORT: Buying and relocating a Lincoln Heights rail yard to create a site for an Olympic Village along the L.A. River could cost up to $2 billion - more than twice original estimates .... The LAPD Northeast Division said that catalytic converter thieves are now targeting vehicle owners in Mount Washington .... The California High Speed Rail Authority will hold an open house in English and Spanish to review the train's route between Union Station and Burbank Read More »

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New restrooms trucked into Elysian Park

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The delivery of several prefabricated restrooms at Elysian Park today attracted some double-takes as motorists and walkers on Stadium Way watched the restrooms lifted by crane from one flatbed truck to another, smaller flatbed. The units, complete with plumbing, doors, locks and signs, were then transported ... Read More »

Former Miss Universe returns to her Highland Park school with encouragement and a $100,000 donation

Michelle Ontiveros, Franklin High School Student Body President, along with Miss Universe 1988, Porntip Nakhirunkanok, Franklin High Class of 86, and Ms. Regina Marquez-Martinez| Joe walker

HIGHLAND PARK -- When Porntip Nakhirunkanok, a 1986 graduate of Franklin High School, visited her mother in Thailand during her first year of college, she had no idea that she would soon be crowned Miss Universe. She had entered a "Miss Thailand" contest at the urging of her mom, and a whirlwind of events followed, with her being named Miss Universe in 1988. Earlier this week, Porntip was back at Franklin High to donate $100,000 to a school scholarship fund. Read More »

Occidental College president rejects calls for resignation; City Council expands homeless efforts; Elysian Valley water main break

Elysian Heights | Mary-Austin Klein/Instagram

MORNING REPORT: Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch said he has no plans to resign in response to students protesters, who have demanded that he step down for failing to address concerns about racial tensions and a lack of diversity on campus .... The L.A. City Council voted in favor of transforming city buildings and parking lots into temporary shelters this winter as part of efforts to assist the homeless .... Firefighters closed off the intersection of Blake and Meadowvale Avenue in Elysian Valley after a water main broke Wednesday night Read More »

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