Eastside Review: Atwater wine shop owner dies a day after opening; Silver Lake Reservoir refill gets a starting date; gunshots or fireworks?

Eastside Review

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

  • A wine shop owner in Atwater Village died one day after his store opened. The Eastsider
  • Police arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with a crash at a Boyle Heights taco stand that left one 50-year-old man dead and several others injured. Police said the woman was driving under the influence of alcohol and had fallen asleep at the wheel when she crashed into people and parked vehicles near the taco stand. CBS2
  • A man died after jumping off the roof of a home in Angeleno Heights, following an hours-long standoff with police. The Eastsider
  • East L.A. lowrider culture takes root in Brazil. L.A. Times
  • A man shot in the buttocks in Boyle Heights Monday night told police that he initially thought it was a firework. The Eastsider
  • Speaking of gunshots and fireworks, The Eastsider asked some experts how to tell the difference between the two during the July 4 season. The Eastsider
  • A 12-year-old Boyle Heights boy diagnosed with leukemia served as a K-9 deputy for a day with the L.A. Sheriff’s Department. ABC7
  • More Echo Park streets might be getting permit parking. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is recommending that overnight parking be prohibited on several streets east of Glendale Boulevard unless motorists have the required permits. The Eastsider
  • Voters in November will face a $1.2 billion L.A. bond measure for the homeless. Property owners would pay an additional to $40 to $80 a year to pay for shelters, permanent housing and services. Fox News
  • The minimum wage went up 50 cents on Friday for many workers throughout the city. The Eastsider
  • In connection with last month’s shooting of a 10-year-old Boyle Heights girl, police are looking for a black, four-door, 2005 Toyota Camry and a 2001 silver Chevrolet Impala with a rear spoiler and sunroof. Authorities also officially announced the $50,000 reward the City Council recently approved. KTLA
  • A 121-year-old Boyle Heights home threatened with demolition was moved across First Street to a new location where it will be restored and preserved. L.A. Now
  • The now empty Silver Lake Reservoir should start refilling next spring, according to the director of Water Operations at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, speaking to a standing-room-only town hall in Silver Lake. The Eastsider
  • A coyote was fatally shot in Silver Lake last month as many residents express concern and frustration over the growing presence of the animals in the neighborhood. L.A. Times
  • The LAPD said aggravated assaults and robberies rose during the first-half of the year, with officials blaming some of the increase on gang violence in South L.A. and assaults involving homeless people. Crimes rates overall, however, remain near historic lows, and the number of murders remained virtually unchanged from the previous year. KPCC

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