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Saturday, September 24, 2016

News & Notes from Atwater, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

Elysian Valley | Photo by Veronica Jariqui/Flickr

  • Memorial dedicated to Chinese laborers buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights. L.A. Now
  • Redevelopment agency declares Atwater Village “hopelessly blighted” based on decade old info. AV News
  • Midnight pho anyone? Echo Park’s Xoia eats now open until 12 A.M. Friday & Saturday. Xoia Eats
  • Murder of 15-year-old in Lincoln Heights was gang related – not a robbery as earlier reported. Homicide Report
  • Illegal dumping in action.  Corralitas Red Car
  • Ailing American Apparel – headed by Silver Lake resident Dov Charney – talking to corporate restructuring firms. ABC News
  • Notes: A peanut-butter pie from Echo Park’s Delilah Bakery won third-place in an NPR pie contest … The Eastsider is testing a new advertising display system. Please report any problems to [email protected]

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4 comments

  1. there’s a special spot in hell deserved for people who litter. why do i have to live with crap that you don’t want anymore? take it to the dump.

  2. i have to agree. as innocuous as littering seems in the scope of the world’s problems, i think it’s the laziest, most anti-social eff you to your fellow man. “My trash, your problem.”

  3. Absolutely, littering is the worst, that and tagging. It’s not like it’s “Ooops, it just happened.” Nothing more than inexcusable, inconsiderate laziness.

  4. It’s illegal dumping like this that has made people anti-immigrant. It’s a part of their culture. It makes me sick when people drop cigarette butts on the street, too. In Japan, smokers carry a little case for putting their cigarette butts into, until they can find a trash can to throw them in. I’m sure I sound racist, but the point I’m making is that it is a cultural thing, something that is learned.

    I remember growing up and seeing those commercials with the owl, “Give a hoot, don’t pollute.” That slogan, which ran on American TV, has stayed with me all these years.

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