Kevin de León sworn in as leader of State Senate; Boyle Heights resident honored as a Teacher of the Year; Silver Lake sobriety check point

MOrning Report

  • State Senator Kevin de León, whose district includes portions of Echo Park and Highland Park, was sworn in as the first Latino leader of the State Senate in more than 130 years during a $50,000 inaugural ceremony at Disney Hall. L.A. Times
  • Isabel Morales of Boyle Heights  has been honored with a “Teacher of the Year” award by L.A. Unified. Boyle Heights Beat
  • Labor organizer and former housing commissioner Mario Chavez will kick off his Council District 14 campaign with a community walk in Boyle Heights. Mario Chavez for L.A. City Council
  • A sobriety check point is planned this Saturday night in Silver Lake. LAPD

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  1. Carsmakepeoplestupid

    Why are sobriety checkpoints announced? Doesn’t that just defeat the purpose? Now drunk drivers just take the side streets around the cops hungry to kill more innocent people.

    • I was thinking the same thing, then I thought, The cops probably nab as many drunks as they can handle any way, and this way they get the publicity for taking action and don’t get accused of gotcha tactics. I guess I think its a good plan.

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