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Daily Archives: November 19, 2014

Why did the police shoot “Dizzy” Martinez of Echo Park? The LAPD’s answer does not satisfy his family


ECHO PARK -- David “Dizzy” Martinez was waiting for his common-law wife and sister to buy tacos when he found himself surrounded by police officers pointing guns at him on a March night in 2013. According to police, Martinez was pointing a “black object” believed to be a gun when officers opened fire on the 47-year-old Echo Park man. But that black object turned out to be a cellphone, which was found damaged and splattered with blood next to Martinez as he lay wounded on the sidewalk, according to an internal LAPD investigation. Read More »

New owner takes over Eagle Rock wine shop

Colorado Wine Co. pictured in 2012 as their new location prepared to open.

Eagle Rock – Fans of the Colorado Wine Co. were saddened this summer when Jennifer Morgan, who owned the wine shop with her husband, John Nugent, died at age 44 after battling leukemia. This week, Nugent announced that a new owner has taken over Colorado Wine, which ... Read More »

Silver Lake tire slasher returns

Numerous vehicles, including the one pictured above, had their tire damaged in October | Photo by Kevin

Silver Lake –– The tires of at least five vehicles were slashed or punctured on Monday night in an area where similar vandalism took place last month. The tires were damaged sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight on Nov. 16 near Crestmont and Maltman avenues, according ... Read More »