A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.
- Mayor Eric Garcetti and wife Amy Wakeland sold their former residence in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park for $1.705 million. The Eastsider
- The spokesman for First District Councilman Gil Cedillo was arrested on suspicion of DUI after colliding with a Metro bus. L.A. Now
- Portlandia star Fred Armisen has put his Silver Lake home on the market for $949,000 – $186,00 more than he paid for it about two years ago. Variety
- The owner of Origami Vinyl, one of the first Eastside shops to open amid a revival of vinyl records, has closed the business, turning the space over to a Chicago-based record store. The Eastsider
- The LAPD’s Metropolitan Division – including SWAT, K-9 and horse-mounted units – has moved into the former Rampart Division police station in Historic-Filipinotown. LAPD/Twitter
- The L.A. Zoo says it will adopt new measures to protect its animals from a Griffith Park mountain lion that is suspected of killing a koala. But the zoo does not want the mountain lion, known as P-22, moved out of the park. L.A. Now
- A fifth grade boy was stabbed in the back during a fight with another fifth grader at Bridge Street Elementary in Boyle Heights. An 11-year-old has been charged with attempted murder. KTLA
- The U.S. Census will launch a pilot program in Los Angeles – mainly on the Eastside – testing a paperless data-collection system: with online and phone surveys, and census takers armed with a phones and tablet applications. LA Times
- A disabled woman in a wheelchair was in critically wounded after being shot in East Los Angeles. She was found near the Maravilla Housing Project. NBC LA
- The median price for homes sold across L.A. in February rose 14.6% from the same month last year. That’s the biggest year-over-year increase in nearly two years. The Eastsider
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