Eastside Review: Silver Lake’s Circus of Books to close; strike looming for Cal State in El Sereno; Lucha wrestling in Boyle Heights

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

  • Silver Lake’s Circus of Books prepares for its final chapter. The Eastsider
  • Occidental College’s first diversity officer, Rhonda Brown, gets to work in the wake of student protests over allegations of racial injustice on the Eagle Rock campus.  Oxy Weekly
  • The shot-up car in Lincoln Heights had an Uber decal, but the dead gunshot victim inside turned out not to be an Uber driver. EGP News
  • Online voting and registration comes to Glassell Park council elections.  GPNC
  • The City Attorney seeks to shut down Highland Park massage parlors over alleged prostitution. The Eastsider
  • Yes, this sidewalk corn-on-the-cob vendor in Highland Park will accept your credit card.  Munchies, h/t Eater LA
  • One victim in a Boyle Heights fatal shooting and crash was an 18-year-old woman who was three months pregnant. Though it was a gang shooting, the victims had no gang connections.  The Eastsider
  • A strike is looming for all Cal State faculty, including Cal State L.A. in El Sereno. The faculty union said it will strike for five days in April if a new labor contract is not reached.   KPCC
  • “Lucha Underground” in Boyle Heights — with English language but Mexican-style wrestling — begins its second season on TV.  L.A. Times
  • What was that racket over Echo Park and Silver Lake Tuesday? Apparently, military aircraft for the president’s visit.  The Eastsider
  • The new Whole Foods 365 store in Silver Lake will still have a wine bar and perhaps even a tattoo parlor as well.  The Eastsider & The Eastsider
  • Salvaged boxes of office documents that were ordered destroyed by former 4th District Councilman Tom LaBonge contained lists of campaign donors.  L.A. Times &  Los Feliz Ledger
  • A section of the Sixth Street Bridge over the 101 Freeway was demolished over the weekend. The rest of the bridge will be torn down in the coming months to make way for a new replacement. The Eastsider

Sixth Street Bridge, Boyle Heights | Kevin Break

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