Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eastside Review: Priced out of Echo Park; Katy Perry a step closer to buying a former convent; no charges in Los Feliz road-rage death

Eastside Review

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

  • Police say a male transient was tasered and stabbed by another transient Monday following an argument in Elysian Park. The Eastsider
  • Elysian Park Avenue has officially been renamed Vin Scully Avenue in honor of the Dodgers’ 88-year-old play-by-play announcer, who plans to retire after this season. L.A. Now
  • One of Echo Park’s first coffee houses – Chango Coffee – is up for sale. The Eastsider
  • Two reputed gang members pled not guilty to charges they killed two young women and dumped their bodies in Debs Park last October. KTLA
  • More businesses are being priced out of Echo Park, including Hit Bargain, Wells Tile and others near the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street. The Eastsider
  • Pop singer Katy Perry is a step closer to buying a former convent in Los Feliz after a Superior Court judge blocked the sale to Silver Lake businesswoman. The L.A. archdiocese had approved a sale to Perry and challenged a separate deal by a pair of nuns with restaurateur Dana Hollister. L.A. Now
  • Three properties in Echo Park, Elysian Heights and Mount Washington were declared historic cultural monuments by the City Council, including the former home of the woman behind Mrs. Cubbison’s stuffing mix. The Eastsider
  • Everyone wants better cell service, but who wants to see the antenna? Verizon Wireless is seeking to build a rooftop antenna in the 1300 block of Echo Park Avenue that would exceed a 45-foot height limit. Planning Department
  • There are no longer plans for a tunnel under Elysian Park or an elevated track through Lincoln Heights to serve California’s proposed Bullet Train. Changes such as these by planners at the California High-Speed Rail Authority may save money but could also increase noise. The Eastsider
  • There will be no charges in a road-rage case in Los Feliz from last February that ended with a fatal stabbing. A Carlsbad couple will not be tried in the death of 20-year-old Omar Ruben Norato; prosecutors said it was not clear who started the fight and who acted in self defense. Union-Tribune
  • High winds knocked out the power for 23,000 L.A. customers Friday. The Eastsider
  • Franklin High School in Highland Park celebrated its 100th anniversary. The Eastsider
  • Police confiscated 1,300 marijuana plants and thousands of rounds of ammunition at homes in Highland Park, Mount Washington and Sylmar. Two brothers are under arrest. Police said the marijuana was valued at about $500,000. EGP News

 Photo of the Week

2016 dodger home opener 4-2-2016 10-15-10 AM

2016 Dodger home opener | Jesus Sanchez


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  1. I am suddenly a fan of Katy Perry…anything that blocks Dana Hollister is a victory for the eastside…she has ruined enough of it’s culture.

  2. Long time resident

    Why can’t the antenna on Echo Park Avenue be designed to be six inches lower which would keep it at the permitted 45 feet? If those last six inches are so important, the antenna is in the wrong place, and/or the engineer who designed it needs to rework his design..

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