A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.
- Who will be the next Miss East Los Angeles? Pageant organizers are looking for contestants, as Cal State L.A. student Emma Andreini nears the end of her reign as the current queen. University Times
- The first feature film produced by Chinese Americans came out of a Boyle Heights company in the early 1920s. A look back on The Wah Ming Motion Picture Co., producers of Lotus Blossom. Boyle Heights History Blog
- One person was shot following a home invasion robbery in the 4600 block of Ellenwood Drive, police said. The Eastsider
- The Echo Park-based artist who created Barack Obama’s “Hope” poster has now put out a “Feel the Bern” t-shirt design. NBC LA
- Two Cal State students – one from Cal State L.A., the other from Cal State Dominguez hills – were victims of separate hit-and-runs this week, with one injury and one death. SGV Tribune and CBS2
- In still yet another unrelated hit-and-run, a 27-year-old man was sentenced to four years in state prison in connection with a death and injury last June in Echo Park. The Eastsider
- Gender identity choices for internal college records at Occidental College in Eagle Rock now include “male,” “female,” “trans male/trans man,” “trans female/trans woman,” “gender queer/gender nonconforming” or “different identity.” Oxy Weekly
- A 27-year-old Palos Verdes man is being charged with an assault in the Dodger Stadium parking lot last fall after a Mets game. The L.A. County District Attorney said Michael Rae Papayans followed his mother into confronting a group of people, one of whom wore Mets clothing. The Eastsider
- An assistant track and field coach at Cal State L.A. in El Sereno took the bronze medal for woman at this year’s L.A. Marathon. Cal State L.A.
- The old-fashioned, shave-and-a-haircut, men’s barbershop is making a comeback, with another new one opening in Echo Park. The Eastsider
- A new flashing crosswalk is coming to Eagle Rock Boulevard and Merton Avenue, along with a new sidewalk next to College View Avenue, medial islands on the westside of Eagle Rock Boulevard, and new traffic signals at La Roda Avenue and Hermosa Avenue. In Boyle Heights, you’ll be seeing pedestrian lighting between Pico Gardens housing and Sixth Street Bridge East Park, and a new signal at Fourth and Clarence streets. EGP News
- The Sprouts Farmers Market chain said it plans to open its new 25,000-square-foot store on Eagle Rock Boulevard in May. The Eastsider
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