Eastside Review: Bad results from Boyle Heights lead testing; murder home up for sale; stand-off ended by pizza

Eastside Review

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

  • HBO has cancelled Togetherness, which is shot in Eagle Rock,  during its second season.  Deadline Hollywood
  • Neighbors in Highland Park didn’t exactly react well to a banner in front of a Hayes Avenue construction site telling everyone to change their attitude about the property improvements. The Eastsider
  • Officials say nearly all of the 1,000 or so homes tested so far in the Boyle Heights area near the Exide battery recycling plant will need to be cleaned up to remove dangerous levels of lead. Boyle Heights Beat
  • A new six-story, 125-unit complex is being planned for a spot just south of Echo Park — and there’s more to come in that area. The Eastsider
  • Firefighters said a motorist came to the assistance of a 90-year-old, World War II veteran during a Boyle Heights house fire. ABC 7
  • Watch for things to change quickly near the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street, now that a real estate firm is seeking new tenants for several buildings along that stretch. The Eastsider
  • A Spanish-Colonial home that was the scene of a 1959 murder-suicide and has apparently been uninhabited for decades is now on the market for $2.75 million in a probate sale. Curbed L.A.
  • The City Council backed a plan that will eventually make property owners responsible for sidewalk repairs. The city will make one more round of repairs that will be covered by a warranty. L.A. Now
  • A robbery suspect who tried to evade police by jumping into Hollenbeck Park Lake eventually surrendered after officers offered him a slice of pizza. The Eastsider
  • A kidnapping suspect was shot and killed by sheriff deputies after he had barricaded himself in an East L.A. home in the 6400 block of W. Northside Drive. The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital. CBS 2
  • Tensions between White Memorial Medical Center and Proyecto Jardín have ended with a split: After 15 years being run by Proyecto Jardín, the hospital’s community garden will be managed by a new nonprofit. Boyle Heights Beat
  • Thirty-five years performing at a Los Feliz landmark: On Friday, Marty and Elayne celebrated three-and-a-half decades playing the Dresden. KTLA

 Photo of the Week

Glassell Park | Ariane Alizio

Glassell Park | Ariane Alizio

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