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Will hipsters flock to Boyle Heights’ El Mercado?; man charged with killing boyfriend in Echo Park; new renters’ rights guide

View from Elysian Park | Adam Darlin

View from Elysian Park | Adam Darlin

MOrning Report

  • Changing demographics have prompted the owners of El Mercado, a Boyle Heights shopping center that has catered primarily to Mexican immigrants, to consider adapting the marketplace to appeal to U.S.-born Latinos and create “something that hipsters are into.” L.A. Now
  • Nicholas James Bowling was charged with one count of murder for allegedly strangling his boyfriend to death at a sober-living home in Echo Park. Bowling, who lost his legs three years ago after stealing and crashing a police squad car, faces life in prison. L.A. Now
  • The City of Los Angeles has launched a new guide and campaign to inform renters of their rights and help reduce illegal evictions and rent increases. Curbed L.A.
  • Different media accounts of this morning’s fire at a Monterey Road shopping center identified the location as being either in Highland Park, Montecito Heights or Monterey Hills. The fire was actually in Hermon.
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