Eastside Review: Will Silver Lake Reservoir be refilled?; part of L.A. River to open for recreation; officer wounded, suspect killed in Boyle Heights

Eastside Review

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

  • That didn’t take long. Only a few days after Lucy’s coin laundry, Starbucks, Subway and other shops in the 2100 block of Sunset Boulevard closed, taggers had sprayed painted much of the exterior of the now empty building. Adding insult to injury, a vehicle recently slammed into the corner of the building. The Eastsider
  • A PR stunt gone wrong — or possibly right, depending on sales. Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, members of the Silver Lake band YACHT, had intially asked fans not to watch a private sex tape that had been made public. But shortly afterwards, they put the video up for sale as a $5 download. LAist
  • A man was shot while pumping gas during an attempted robbery at a Boyle Heights gas station. KTLA
  • Some residents are starting to wonder when the water will ever come back to the Silver Lake Reservoir. As of now, the L.A. Department of Water and Power doesn’t have an answer. The Eastsider
  • Speaking of the Silver Lake Reservoir, what about the ducks? Some residents say draining the water hurt the local duck population — while LADWP doesn’t see the evidence. The Eastsider
  • Although the farmer’s market at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights began with a large number of produce vendors, the market no longer offers a variety of produce, nor does it appear to attract big crowds. Yet markets in nearby communities are thriving. Boyle Heights Beat
  • Lincoln Heights resident and cycling advocate Josef Bray-Ali is the latest person to file paperwork needed to run in next year’s First District council election against incumbent Gil Cedillo. L.A. Now
  • New traffic signals were installed at Figueroa Street and N. Avenue 55, a dangerous crossing where 51-year-old Irma Yolanda Espinoza-Lugo died last September in a hit-and-run. The Eastsider
  • A 2.5-mile stretch of the L.A. River through Elysian Valley will be open to kayaking, hiking, fishing and other types of recreation from May 31 to Sept. 25. Curbed
  • Bail was set at $3 million for 27-year-old  Edgar Alexander Lobos after he was charged with raping a woman at gunpoint in a Lincoln Park restroom. ABC 7
  • Five former Franklin High students are suing the school district over allegations they were molested by a football coach who once volunteered at the Highland Park school. The suit was filed about a year after former coach Jaime Jimenez was charged with 23 felony counts. My News LA
  • A man was killed and an LAPD officer was wounded at a shooting in Boyle Heights, after two gang officers tried chasing the man on foot. The Eastsider

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