News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Hi-Fi, Lincoln Heights & Silver Lake

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  • Silver Lake library patrons to check out books using smart phones. LAist
  • Family of 25-year-old man fatally shot in Historic Filipinotown seeks help in finding his killer. Patch
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit by Lincoln Heights man seeking $3.2 million reimbursement of public money spent on policing Michael Jackson’s memorial services. KPCC
  • Firefighters respond to toxic spill at Boyle Heights science lab. LAFD
  • Silver Lake comedian brings comedy show home. L.A. Time
  • Echo Park Chamber of Commerce seeks to raise $6,000 for kids’ summer camp and programs. EPCC
  • District Attorney ends review of complaint challenging residency of Silver Lake area assemblyman Mike Gatto. L.A. Times
  • Happening Today: Andre Williams and Jail Weddings concert, Silver Lake; “The Myth of Future Humanity” lecture, Atwater. Save the Date
  • Notes: Reader reports that power went out in Glassell Park at about 9 p.m. Thursday night.

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  1. Why has there been no mention in the news of the GINORMOUS power outage in Northeast Los Angeles last night? I was driving down the San Fernando at approximately 9pm and it was dark, as in COMPLETELY DARK (no street lights, intersection lights, house lights in the hills of Mt. Washington, Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Lincoln Park, etc) from the 2 freeway until well past Figueroa. It was rather terrifying, looking not unlike any of your post-apocalyptic nightmares. Screeching tires everywhere, NO POLICE ANYWHERE, it was chaos.

    I got out of town for a few hours, drove back home after 11pm, same story although, sure enough at some point power was gradually being restored… but to my knowledge, Glassell Park was still completely dark at midnight.

    I kept listening to the radio, went home and looked online and watched the rebroadcast of the news, NOTHING about this. Tens of thousands of residents left in the dark, hazardous road conditions and no police or DWP workers anywhere to be seen. Rather shameful.

  2. The power actually went out in Glassell Park around 6pm and came back on at 3:30am Friday morning. I listened to my battery powered radio all night and, likewise, I heard NOTHING. Also zilch on TV channels 2, 4, 5, 7 news this morning as far as I could tell.

  3. Your story header “Family of 25-year-old man fatally shot…….” is not in Historic Filipinotown….Yes still in Echo Park and close but not in HiFi portion. HiFi is between Temple St. & Beverly. Also, link does not work and going to an LA times story.

  4. Yeah, I would like to hear what caused that power outage, since I was in it. It was preceded by a much shorter outage at our house.
    The comment about regarding a lack of police presence isn’t accurate. While they may not have seen police directing traffic, we watched the police patrol Cypress park heavily last night using their car mounted spots while slowly cruising through the darkened neighborhoods.

  5. I was driving home from Super King around 9:30 pm and ran into the problem when I came to the stoplight at Cazador and San Fernando Road…except there was no stoplight working.
    I took Cypress/West Ave 28 all the way to Figueroa and the entire way I saw everyone else observe and use the 4-way-stop-and-go system; No hassles, no problems.
    But–when I turned north onto Fig I found Figueroa blocked at Cypress. I detoured and as Fig was open and clear at Pasadena Ave/Marmion Way, didn’t think anymore about it. (No street/traffic lights at Ave 26 & Fig either)

  6. Yeah, I live there, too- but there weren’t any spotlights on my streets, or a police car to be seen. I’d say 80% of folk were not stopping at intersections.. and I saw streets full of kids shooting off fireworks… which was a rather unsettling soundtrack. I suppose as the evening wore on, people were more observant of traffic laws, but we drove around the neighborhood for at least and hour and then returned later in the evening. My neighbors all experienced the same thing.

  7. Jefferson Park/Historic West Adams is experiencing a power outage now (Friday night). Lights went out at approximately 11:20 pm. I’ve been on hold with LADWP for roughly half an hour… Really, LADWP? And you want to increase what exactly?

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