Morning Report: Echo Park stars in new film; fight at El Sereno Food 4 Less leaves 2 injured; male Oxy student challenges sexual misconduct charge; Dodger community meetings

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  • Echo Park  is the setting for  a “low-key romance”  about a woman who moves from Beverly Hills to Echo Park in search of more authentic experiences,  according to the L.A Weekly.  The film, “Echo Park,”  by Amanda Marsalis  is one of the L.A.-centric movies being screened at the L.A. Film Festival . “Marsalis’ portrayal of Echo Park feels lived in, offering a ground-level view that may not emphasize the typical glitz and glamour associated with L.A. but will certainly ring true with locals,” says the Weekly.
  • A fight that broke out between several men inside the El Sereno Food 4 Less on Sunday night spilled over into the parking lot, where two men were hit  by a vehicle occupied by three suspects involved in the fight, according the Daily News.  The victims were treated for minor injuries.
  • An L.A. Times story about the growing numbers of college men challenging allegations of sexual misconduct includes a lawsuit filed by a student at Occidental College in Eagle Rock.  The student was expelled last year after Occidental said he had violated campus guidelines by having sex with a  17-year-old female student who was too drunk to giver her consent.  The male student is suing the college to reverse the decision, claiming Occidental failed to follow its own guidelines and did not provide enough evidence to support its case, according to The Times.
  • The L.A. Dodgers will update residents of Echo Park and Solano Canyon about traffic and other issues at a community meeting tonight (June 9) at Dodger Stadium.  Echo Park’s neighborhood council will hold its own Dodgers meeting on Tuesday, June 10. Click here for details.
  • Former Councilman Ed Reyes shares his memories of  the L.A. River while growing up in Cypress Parkreports KCET.  The memories are not all pleasant, including  the time the young Reyes found an animal carcass floating in the water. That was the last time he swam in the river.

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One comment

  1. Ya sorry , as a local since 1967 nothing about Beverly Hills or their residents moving here resonates to me….2 different worlds- no thanks!

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