New lights fail to keep Silver Lake tire slasher at bay; the cost of revitalizing L.A. River likely to rise above $1 billion; Elysian Park twigs turned into art

Silver Lake Sunset | Dan Gershon

Silver Lake Sunset | Dan Gershon

MOrning Report

  • Councilman Mitch O’Farrell unveiled new street lights in a section of Silver Lake where an estimated  100 vehicle tires had been slashed. But residents say the crimes have continued and police have made no arrests. CBS2
  • The cost of the L.A. River revitalization plan are likely to rise above $1 billion, raising concerns the project could be sidetracked. KCET (H/T Curbed L.A.)
  • Two persons outside a Target store in the City of Commerce were forced into a pickup truck at gunpoint and then driven to East Los Angeles, where they were robbed of $600 in cash and other items. ABC7
  • Police surprised a Highland Park woman and her kids with holiday gifts after she survived a gang-related stabbing last month. The alleged gang member was arrested and charged. ABC7
  • What exactly is a “gang-related” murder? Definitions differ. L.A. Times
  • A former New York artist has turned to Elysian Park for inspiration as well for bark, leaves and twigs used in his paintings. KPCC

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Councilman Mitch O’Farrell unveiled new street lights in Silver Lake that were installed after an estimated 100 car and truck were slashed. But residents said the vandalism has continued and police have not made any arrests. CBS2


  1. The link to CBS with the streetlights, is b0rked.

  2. I’m sure it’s more than one a-hole doing this. At this point it would be really wise for them to call it off because the one guy that gets caught (and he will eventually get caught) will be pinned with every slashed tire. The damages are in the $$$$s by now.

    • Since large sums of money are involved to find this notorious Silver Lake tire slasher, I’ll find them for you for half of what it cost to get those new lights.

      I’m up and around when everyone is mostly tucked in. And I’m a pretty keen observer that can blend in, make contacts, get the word on the street and so on.

      I’d love to catch this/these people. Cutting peoples tires is cowardly and whoever it is has been getting away with it way too long. I have my suspicions as to a general description of the suspect. Probably transient, possibly involved in the auto parts business.

      Let’s talk so can save what’s left of Summer- er I mean let’s end this.

      • It is such a bizarre and petty thing to do to this small block. I wonder if other areas are having a similar problem and just not getting any local coverage in the press.

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