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Eastside Review: 14-year-old killed by police in Boyle Heights; parking ticket ‘hot spots’; Circus of Books goes from porn to pot

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • A 31 year-old man died after becoming ill in the jail of the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s station. The inmate had been arrested for the possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. The cause of death is unknown. LASD
  • Times change in Silver Lake — sort of. Circus of Books, which specialized in gay porn, has closed — and, as of now, is to be replaced by a medical marijuana store. The Eastsider
  • Two collisions between trains and pedestrians: On Monday, a woman was killed after she was struck by a Metrolink train at the Doran Street crossing on the border of Glendale and Atwater Village. On Tuesday, another woman was left in critical condition after being struck by a freight train near the Cypress Park Home Depot. ABC 7 and The Eastsider
  • On the subject of “And It Only Used to Cost a Nickel”: A profile of Lily Yuriko Jew of Elysian Valley said she and her husband paid $68.50 a month to rent a house in the neighborhood during the 1960s. In 1968, the couple bought a house and an adjacent lot — for $21,500. EVNW
  • The 100 spots in L.A. that get the most parking tickets include streets in Atwater Village, Highland Park and Silver Lake, according to one study. Not surprisingly, they tend to be near popular bars and restaurants. The Eastsider
  • A 14-year-old boy in Boyle Heights was shot to death by police. Witnesses say the teenager shoot at officers before they returned fire. LAPD officials said Jesse Romero had been running away from officers who were responding to a report of tagging in the area. L.A. Times
  • The New York Times pays a visit to Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park. NY Times
  • A developer wants to put commercial space and more than 400 residential units in an isolated area between Atwater Village, Glassell Park and the river. The only way to drive in is through a narrow street that cuts underneath the 2 Freeway. The Eastsider
  • What’s a cajongo? It’s a new version of a drum created by an Elysian Valley woodworker that has proven a hit with Poncho Sanchez and other musicians. SGVT
  • A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times near the 200 block of North Ditman Avenue in City Terrace. EGP News
  • Karen Barnett, an Atwater Village resident who has been active in L.A. River issues and community affairs, has been named Villager of the Year by the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce.
  • The city gave away pieces of the demolished Sixth Street Bridge – including a certificate of authenticity – during Rock Day LA. Facebook

 Photo of the Week

Fire scene on Bellevue Avenue | Jennifer Deines

Fire scene on Bellevue Avenue | Jennifer Deines

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