News & Notes:
- The city is close to buying a former rail yard on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park for use as parkland, reports StreetsBlog. The City Council last year voted in favor of negotiating to purchase a portion of the former Taylor Yard as part of efforts to create public green space and restored wetlands along the L.A. River.
- Cat News: A Boyle Heights gallery is exhibiting more than 300 paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures and other works devoted to cats, reports the L.A. Times.
- Dog News: A contest is being held to create new signs to encourage dog owners to clean up after their pets at the Silver Lake Dog Park.