Yearly Archives: 2016

L.A. violent crime on the rise; Councilman wants to ban lone adults on playgrounds; free rides on New Year’s Eve

MORNING REPORT: Violent crime in the City of Los Angeles rose in 2016 for the third straight year, with more than 290 people killed so far this year .... Councilman Mitch O'Farrell wants to ban adults unaccompanied by children from park playgrounds to improve safety but not everyone agrees with the proposal .... Metro will be offering free bus and train rides on New Year's Eve Read More »

The legacy and history of Eastside murals; Echo Park’s biggest reggae fan; have a blast but don’t shoot on New Year’s Eve

MORNING REPORT: A new book focuses on the history and impact of the murals created by Chicano artists during the 1970s across Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles .... A visit with legendary reggae fan and collector Roger Steffens of Echo Park. Steffens, who once hosted a reggae show on KCRW, has amassed a collection that consists of more than 10,000 albums, 30,000 photos, 2,000 hours of reggae videos .... Shooting a gun into the air to celebrate the New Year (or any other occasion) is a felony Read More »

Boyle Heights police chase ends in Riverside County; Shepard Fairey and Debbie Harry to create clothing line; police looking for El Sereno burglary suspect

MORNING REPORT: The high-speed police pursuit of a stolen BMW that began in Boyle Heights ended in Riverside County ..... Artist Shepard Fairey, whose studio is located in Echo Park, is partnering with singer Debbie Harry to create a special-edition line of women's clothing to be sold under Fairey's Obey label ..... Police released a security camera photo of a man who pointed a gun at a dog after he allegedly broke into an an El Sereno home in the 4900 block of Twinning Street Read More »