News & Notes from Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

Don’t fence us in: A Lincoln Heights property owner builds a gate and blocks a street leading to 18 homes. LA Times

The discovery of a dusty briefcase in a Silver Lake basement revives memories of a family’s suicide during the Jonestown Massacre. LA Weekly

The economy is collapsing but new businesses are headed to Echo Park. Curbed LA …Speaking of which: Out of the Closet to open its EP outlet on Friday.

Will reducing traffic lanes reduce speeding on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock? A blogger thinks so but the city isn’t so sure. Bottleneck Blog

Cops arrest burglar in connection with the theft of dozens of laptops from Marshall High and King Middle school in Silver Lake. LAPD

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