Eastside Review: Compton councilman’s brothers shot in East L.A; Echo Park bridge to get a makeover; Glassell Park school plans expansion

Eastside Review

A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.

  • A Boyle Heights man was charged with stabbing his mother, leaving the woman hospitalized. LA Daily News
  • A 117-year-old home in Echo Park is probably slated to be torn down, despite the efforts of preservationists. But a 105-year-old Craftsman on a bluff over Sunset Boulevard is being saved. The Eastsider
  • Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro was escorted from Cal State L.A. by campus police after his lecture at the El Sereno college was disrupted by a fire alarm and demonstrators angry over his presence on campus. Pasadena Star News
  • A K-4 school in East Los Angeles was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education – recognized for “exemplary” academic performance among schools with large numbers of disadvantaged students. The Eastsider
  • A rock thrown from the Avenue 43 overpass last month has now left a Highland Park man partially paralyzed after his car crashed on the Arroyo Seco Parkway. EGP News
  • The First Street Bridge at the southern edge of Echo Park is scheduled for a makeover, including an extra 2.5 feet added to each side. The Eastsider
  • The price of gasoline fell below $2 a gallon Wednesday at a 76 station in East Los Angeles. KTLA
  • Despite a drop in enrollment, Ribét Academy in Glassell Park plans to expand. The Eastsider
  • A second underground reservoir between Griffith Park and the 134 and 5 is now under construction. The two reservoirs together will be the largest underground water storage facility in the West. Los Feliz Ledger
  • Two men are facing life in prison after jurors found them guilty of fatally shooting a 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park in December 2013. The Eastsider
  • A Compton City Councilman’s brother was shot to death in the street in East L.A., while another brother was injured. Investigators say the shooting appears to be gang related. KTLA
  • A 17,000-square-foot gym is planned for Eagle Rock Plaza. The Eastsider

 Photo of the Week

Students at KIPP Raíces Academy | Courtesy KIPP LA Schools

Students at KIPP Raíces Academy | Courtesy KIPP LA Schools


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