Daily Archives: December 22, 2015

Boyle Heights nun dies from hit-and-run injuries; city has no funds to restore Elysian Park’s “zombie forest”

MORNING REPORT: The Recreation & Parks Department has no funds and apparently no plan to replace or cut down the hundreds of dead and dying trees that pose a fire and safety hazard in Elysian Park. "Much of Elysian Park is slowly becoming a zombie forest of angular dead twigs silhouetted against blue sky and the downtown skyline." .... Raquel Diaz, a 70-year-old nun who was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking across Evergreen Avenue in Boyle Heights, has died from her injuries. Read More »

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