A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.
- The city budget includes $355,000 to look at specific areas for new public parking in Silver Lake and Echo Park as well as other parts of the city. The Eastsider
- Cal State L.A. has hired Jim Saia, who has been head coach at Cal State San Marcos, as the new coach of the men’s basketball program. The announcement was made after former head coach Dieter Horton was fired in May for poor performance. Cal State L.A.
- Marking its one-year anniversary, the weekly Lincoln Heights Certified Farmers Market has begun accepting EBT cards, enabling electronic purchases from low-income customers receiving state assistance. The Eastsider
- Another community garden has begun to take shape near the corner of Mednik and Cesar Chavez avenues on the grounds of Belvedere Park in East Los Angeles. The Eastsider.
- The Eastside found itself in the middle of national politics last week: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigned in Boyle Heights, Echo Park and, at the last minute, Silver Lake. Meanwhile, Bill Clinton stumped for Hillary in East Los Angeles. Boyle Heights Beat, L.A. Times, LAist and L.A. Times again.
- The future of Pehrspace, a punk and performance venue in Echo Park, is in doubt after a new landlord said its lease was being terminated. L.A. Times
- State regulators said they will permanently seal two oil wells, which were left abandoned in the front yards of Echo Park homes on Firmin Street, after discovering they were leaking small amounts of natural gas into the neighborhood. The Eastsider
- A couple moved their 95-year-old Hollywood bungalow to Los Feliz after they sold the property to a developer planning to building new apartments. KTLA
- The LAPD’s Northeast Division station on San Fernando Road was evacuated after a suspicious package was reported. It turned out to be an abandoned ice chest. The Eastsider
- The founder of the Bicycle Kitchen in East Hollywood explains, among other things, why the DIY bike repair shop is called a “kitchen.” The Eastsider
- A garage in Atwater has been transformed into a theater space – for a play that takes place in a garage. The Eastsider
- Occidental College has been largely cleared of federal civil rights violations after a probe by the U.S Department of Education. But the investigation did find the Eagle Rock college slow to handle some complaints of sexual misconduct and retaliation. L.A. Times
- Police arrested a former teaching assistant at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex for inappropriately touching a female student and making sexual comments. Additional students at the school south of Echo Park have also made similar allegations, prompting the LAPD to look for more potential victims. L.A. Times
- A 10-year-old girl walking to a store was shot Friday night in Boyle Heights near South Chicago Street and Rogers Avenue by someone apparently targeting a cyclist riding nearby. The girl survived but was in critical condition. The cyclist was not injured and was being questioned by police. L.A. Now
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