News & Notes:
- A 49-year-old East L.A. man was killed on Saturday morning when a palm tree fell on him in the 3900 block of Dozier Avenue, reports ABC7. Tony Calderon, who was taking his morning walk, was pronounced dead at the scene.
- The fire bombings of four apartments at Ramona Gardens has prompted several Black tenants to request emergency transfers out of the Boyle Heights housing project, according to the L.A. Times. The recent fire bombings come 20 years after a similar incident also saw the departure of black tenants from Ramona Gardens.
- A family of skunks and a coyote sighting made for an interesting weekend of wildlife watching at Silver Lake’s Red Car Property.
- Have you seen La Cage aux Folles at Silver Lake’s Materials & Applications? The outdoor sculpture made from white steel tubing was inspired by the design of a Mongolian yurt. “It’s a bit like a futuristic treehouse or open door cage, rising from the ground and enveloping a viewer,” says L.A. I’m Yours.
- Newly elected board members are scheduled to be sworn in during Tuesday night’s The Glassell Park Neighborhood Council meeting.
Parquet floor at sad Macy’s in Eagle Rock is like stepping into the ‘70s. Literally! pic.twitter.com/Hfxore88eJ
— Chip Mosher (@chipmosher) May 18, 2014