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Police fatally shoot man in Boyle Heights; pop performer sings the praises of Echo Park

Silver Lake | Gina Acuna

Silver Lake | Gina Acuna

MOrning Report

  • Police fatally shot a man armed in Boyle Heights Thursday night following a brief pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Police shot the man, who officials said was armed with a gun, after he got out of the vehicle and ran up a driveway in the 1200 block of Atwood Place. L.A. Now
  • Actor and activist George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek, created an anti-Trump video in Spanish in which he recalls when his family was removed from their Boyle Heights home during World II and sent to internment camps with other people of Japanese descent. “I was 5 years old when American soldiers with bayonets on their rifles came to our driveway and ordered us out of our home,” he said in the video that has been watched nearly 12 million times on Facebook. L.A. Times
  • Pop singer Luna Shadows said she wants people to see the “authentic part” of Echo Park’s music and art scene.  “There are terms like ‘Silver Lake hipsters,’ and I want to be one voice for the people that are really trying to do something, not even cool, just doing something that’s meaningful.” L.A. Weekly

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