The Eastsider Weekly Review

A look at some of the stories, photos, notes & quotes that appeared in The Eastsider during the past week.

Tree top living in Elysian Park

Stunning hillside views, a quiet park-like setting and no neighbors. It sounds like an i deal place to rent or buy. But, in this case, the home is a one-room shack of salvaged lumber and peg board perched in the branches of a dying eucalyptus tree in Elysian Park. Park police said they had only recently become aware of the tree shack that sits atop a steep hillside east of Stadium Way. Read more.

A walk across a Glassell Park street turns tragic for a girl and her family

Rebecca Martin was visiting her grandmother in Glassell Park last August when the two went for a morning walk to nearby stores. After a stop at the Fresh & Easy market, the 11-year-old girl followed by her grandmother stepped into the crosswalk on Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 41. The vehicles on the seven-lane boulevard came to a stop – except one. The driver of the vehicle didn’t slam her brakes until she hit Rebecca, who landed on the roof of the vehicle going 30 miles an hour. The girl from Gardnerville, Nevada survived the August 13 accident but she and her family have since been tested by a long and painful struggle. Read more.

From rain to rainbows

Greetings from the million-square-foot development next door

Many residents of Echo Park, Elysian Heights and other nearby neighborhoods opened their mail boxes Tuesday to find a slick mailer from Barlow Respiratory Hospital. The mailer is part of the costly effort the century-old hospital has launched to develop its rustic, 19-acre campus next to Elysian Park into one of the Park, have a learned a lesson in toxic plants. Some property owners near the Los Feliz campus are chopping down their colorful Angel’s Trumpet after a few students got sick eating the parts of the plant, said Capt. Bill Murphy in his LAPD Northeast Division newsletter. Read more.

News & Notes
Who is setting Highland Park trash cans on fire? 90042
Scenes of violence at the Eagle Rock library.

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