CYPRESS PARK — One man was transported to a hospital tonight after a vehicle crashed into a power pole and fire hydrant, sending a gusher of water into the air. LAFD reported that electrical wires were down and there was some street flooding near the 2600 block of N. Roseview Avenue following the collision, which took place at about 10 p.m.
ECHO PARK -- At least 15 vehicles have been broken into or were stolen during the past week in the Echo Park area, according to a review of incidents on CrimeMapping.com between Jan. 29 and Feb. 4. The crimes took place across the area, from Elysian Heights on the north to Angeleno Heights on the south.
Ballot Box: Molina vows pay cut if elected; a candidate with a Little Tokyo-Boyle Heights connection; contributions adding up
Former County Supervisor Gloria Molina said she would take a 50% pay cut if she wins the Council District 14 race and replaces incumbent Jose Huizar, according to a campaign mailer. Molina said she would use the proceeds of the pay cut - L.A. City Council members make about $184,000 a year - to fund other city services, she told the L.A.Times.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Thank You Comics will be closing shop at the end of February after opening up on York Boulevard more than 2-1/2 years ago.The final day for new comics will be Wednesday, February 25, according to an email the comic shop sent out Wednesday. “We understand that finding a local comic shop that fits your needs can be difficult and would like to offer you the very same subscription services at our sister-store, The Secret Headquarters, in Silver Lake.”
ATWATER VILLAGE — The car alarm on Lindsey Ferguson’s Honda Element went off early Monday morning. What was going on? She soon discovered that thieves had sawed off the catalytic converter from her vehicle while it was parked on Glenhurst Avenue near Glendale Boulevard. It’s the second time Ferguson’s converter has been stolen, and now she wants to warn her neighbors about the crime.
MORNING REPORT: An 81-room hotel has been proposed for a site near Soto Street and the 10 Freeway in Boyle Heights ... A suspected gang member with a gun was apprehended in El Sereno Wednesday night after police sealed off an area near Alhambra and Dorchester avenues ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.
MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Stroll down the artful stairway and the city slips away. You’re shaded by gracious elms, enticed by the wrap around patio and walls of glass, polished concrete floors and quintessential modernist flow whisper welcome home…your search for the perfect mid-century statement ends right here.