Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eastside Review: L.A. River open for kayaking; East Hollywood murder suspect caught; man charged with mother’s hammer beating

Eastside Review

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

  • Police say an East Los Angeles man was shot to death at his front door. The Eastsider
  • The owners of a store and several apartment dwellers in a 19-unit building in Boyle Heights are challenging the legality of eviction notices. EGP News
  • An Instagram account posing as the “official” Instagram of 365 by Whole Foods posted a series of satirical and slightly insulting stories about the store. For anyone fooled by the account, no, the store is not really offering a Wednesday Hangover Special for patrons of the Cha Cha Lounge, and former Sonic Youth band member Kim Gordon was not actually bitten by a coyote in the parking lot. The Eastsider
  • A section of the Los Angeles River through Elysian Valley is now open for kayaking, fishing, hiking and other forms of recreation. The 2.5-mile long recreation zone will stay open through Sept. 25. KPCC
  • A man on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list – charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend in East Hollywood last April – was apprehended by U.S. authorities after getting lost in Tijuana and winding up at the San Ysidro border crossing. The Eastsider and L.A. Now
  • Some of the older – albeit dusty – Art Deco details of the Sears at Olympic Boulevard and Soto Street came to light after workers tore down a facade on the Olympic side of the landmark 1920s building. The Eastsider
  • A group seeking more restrictions and a moratorium on major real estate projects gathered in Elysian Valley to re-launch a petition drive to get the measure on next year’s March ballot. ABC 7
  • A vacant lot in the middle of a densely populated neighborhood in East Hollywood is slated to host the Los Angeles Community Garden Council’s third-largest community garden. The Eastsider
  • A 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly beating his mother with a hammer while she slept in her East L.A. home. KTLA
  • The former Japanese Hospital in Boyle Heights has been nominated as a historic landmark. The Eastsider
  • Students, teachers and community members voted whether to change the name of D.W. Griffith Middle School in East L.A.. The school is named for silent film pioneer D.W. Griffith, who has been criticized for his portrayals of African Americans and the K.K.K. in his film, Birth of a Nation. EGP News
  • One of Los Angeles’ oldest restaurants, the Tam O’ Shanter, is bringing back it’s long-gone outdoor patio and wishing well as part of ongoing renovations. The Eastsider
  • George H. Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the keynote address during the June 10 commencement ceremonies for Cal State L.A.’s College of Natural and Social Sciences. Takei, who has also been active in social justice issues, spent part of his childhood in Boyle Heights.  Cal State L.A.
  • Two armed suspects in Echo Park – who are now charged with holding up Uber customers waiting for their ride – crashed their getaway vehicle into an empty building in Historic Filipinotown after a brief pursuit, police said. The Eastsider
  • Eagle Rock High’s baseball team won its first-ever City Section baseball championship after defeating rival Franklin High of Highland Park. Wave Newspapers

 Photo of the Week

Bike polo player Melody Brocious | Sam Bennett

Bike polo player Melody Brocious | Sam Bennett

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