Glass spill shuts down Boyle Heights freeway lanes; police chase ends in Silver Lake; near-death experience inspires Echo Park author’s new novel

MOrning Report

  • The transition road from the southbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 60 was shut down this morning after a big-rig overturned and spilled a load of glass across traffic lanes. KTLA
  • A parolee lead police on a chase that begin Lincoln Heights and ended in Silver Lake  when the suspect’s stolen vehicle flipped on a 101 Freeway ramp. ABC7
  • U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra, whose 34th Congressional District includes Eagle Rock, Echo Park and other neighborhoods, said he hopes to make a decision by August on whether to enter the race to replace replace Sen. Barbara Boxer. SF Gate
  • Life #6, the most recent novel by Echo Park writer Diana Wagman was inspired by her near-death experience. L.A. Times

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