A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.
- Cars crashed into two Eastside restaurants in separate collisions. A black Chevrolet SUV slammed through the front entrance of Coral Reef restaurant in Atwater Village, leaving one person hospitalized. Over in Eagle Rock, a full-size Chevrolet truck ran off the road and into Cindy’s Coffee Shop on Colorado Boulevard. No one was injured. NBC4 and The Eastsider
- The Silver Lake Reservoir is named after former water commissioner Herman Silver, but was actually built by William Mulholland. KCET
- Hundreds of adobe bricks made from earth next to the L.A. River near Glassell Park are now part of an art exhibit at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. KPCC
- Echo Park Lake looks like it’ll have fewer lotus blooms this year than before. The Eastsider
- Silver Lake and surrounding neighborhoods serve as the background for a new generation of L.A-based comedies that have nothing to do with the beach, wealth or Hollywood glamour. Vulture
- A record number of Cal State L.A. students – nearly 8,000 – received diplomas during three days of commencement ceremonies last week at the El Sereno campus. Cal State LA
- New ethnic studies classes at Roosevelt High in Boyle Heights are designed to inform students about their ethnic roots and generate pride. Boyle Heights Beat
- Police are asking the public for clues in the June 1 killing of a 29-year-old man who might have been shot near Temple Street and Occidental Boulevard in Historic Filipinotown before attempting to drive himself to a nearby hospital. The Eastsider
- Eagle Rock resident Jay Duplass, co-creator of the recently cancelled HBO series Togetherness, talks about his neighborhood, which served as the setting for his TV show. “One of the things I’ve noticed about Eagle Rock is that it’s the place where hipsters go to die or raise kids – which some people consider the same thing.” L.A. Times
- Though the Silver Lake Reservoir has been drained for the installation of a new pipeline, water seems to be seeping up to the surface from an underground source. The Eastsider
- The cost to build a contested youth baseball field in Griffith Park is $2 million more than the city’s initial estimate. Los Feliz Ledger
- The L.A. Department of Transportation has hired sound artist Alan Nakagawa to work on the city’s program to eliminate pedestrian deaths. One of his potential ideas is to start a library of photos of roadside altars and “ghost bikes” created to honor those killed in traffic collisions. KPCC
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