A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.
- You can order Sangria ice cream and other one-of-a-kind flavors at a new shop in Echo Park. The Eastsider
- A woman called police when she discovered that strangers had taken selfies on her cellphone camera after it was stolen during a Highland Park purse snatching. She found the photos on a Google account linked to her phone. ABC 7
- The two teens whose bodies were found in the L.A. River last week near Cypress Park were best friends. When Gustavo Ramirez, 15, fell in the river, Carlos Daniel Jovel, 16, went in after him. Neither of them emerged from the water, according to two other friends who were there. L.A. Times
- Parts of a temporary flood-control barrier along the L.A. River will be removed, starting this month – restoring access to cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians. But large sections of the barrier apparently will be left in place in the most flood-prone sections of the Atwater area. The Eastsider
- The National Park Service is asking for volunteers to help collect the excrement of urban coyotes as part of a study to determine what the animal eats. L.A. Now
- Film shoots generated nearly 3,000 complaints in Los Angeles last year, with the most common filed in response to frequency of filming and loss of parking. NBC LA
- The so called “haunted hospital” – the former Linda Vista Hospital in Boyle Heights – was honored for historic preservation, after being converted into senior housing. The Eastsider
- A man who crashed his car into a tree in the 4100 block of Valley Boulevard in El Sereno was found to have been stabbed in the chest. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. EGP News
- Homelessness continues rising in Los Angeles. The homeless population across the county rose 5.7% from last year to more than 46,000. It grew even faster within the City of Los Angeles, including the area that includes Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park and Silver Lake, jumping more than 30% from the previous year. The Eastsider
- Two cats died in an Echo Park house fire. No other injuries were reported. The Eastsider
- Echo Park now has a 5,000-square-foot facility for dogs and their handlers to train, learn, play and get fit. The Eastsider
- The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward in connection with the fatal New Year’s Day shooting of an East Los Angeles man. EGP News
- Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump when she spoke at East Los Angeles College – while Bernie Sanders supporters attacked her. Daily News
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