Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Eastside Review: The Metro train goes to Azusa; friendly dog greets burglars in Los Feliz; open space headaches near Lincoln Heights

Eastside Review

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

  • A pursuit of an alleged reckless driver that began in Boyle Heights ended in Pasadena, with police apprehending the driver after he ran into a HoneyBaked ham shop. KTLA
  • Echo Park resident and tutor Ted Dorsey was a contestant this week on Jeopardy. He placed a solid second. Jeopardy.com and The Jeopardy Fan
  • Police have released surveillance video of two burglars in a Los Feliz home walking off with a safe containing an estimated $600,000 in jewelry and money. The dog in the house? It stood by, wagging its tail. The Eastsider
  • The gentrification of Boyle Heights has continued despite efforts by some residents and groups to halt or slow the influx of newcomers. LA Times
  • Speaking of Boyle Heights gentrification: Even though a house on Pleasant Avenue was knocked off its foundations in a crash from a fatal shooting, one real estate agent expects a quick sale. The Eastsider
  • Singer and guitarist Julien Baker was “completely transfixing” when she played the Center For the Arts in Eagle Rock. LA Times Pop and Hiss
  • If you live in Echo Park and watch the Netflix series “Love,” you may recognize a few places in your neighborhood, including the United Oil gas station, Angelus Temple and the Brite Spot. L.A. Times
  • An East Los Angeles elementary school was locked down as authorities searched for a suspect who crashed a stolen vehicle on the 710 Freeway and then ran into the neighborhood near the school. ABC7
  • If you want to save open space, you just buy the land, right? Not that simple. Two years after purchasing Flat Top hill between Montecito Heights and Lincoln Heights from developers, an environmental group wrestles with vandalism and maintenance problems. Meanwhile, the process of transferring the land to the city drags on. The Eastsider
  • Though Leonardo DiCaprio said he grew up in a “very rough neighborhood” in East Los Angeles, LA Weekly says no. More like Echo Park, East Hollywood and even Los Feliz. L.A. Weekly
  • Nearly 100 households at the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights will receive computers and free Internet access for four years as part of a program to expand online access for low-income residents. Boyle Heights Beat
  • Echo Park Skate Park will be bigger than expected – but also more expensive. The Eastsider
  • The Metro train now goes all the way to Azusa. Six new stations opened Saturday on the Gold Line, extending along the 210 deep into the San Gabriel Valley. Metro
  • A print-and-copy store in Silver Lake remains closed down after police reported finding a slot machine. The Eastsider

 Photo of the Week

Cypress Park | Daveed Kapoor

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