Eastside Review: Echo Park woman charged after son found dead in closet; midnight traffic jams; shade balls roll off reservoirs

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Police say they are searching for two taggers who shot and killed a man in Boyle Heights. The Eastsider
  • East Los Angeles and Los Angeles City College are among the community colleges that have hired a lot of new teachers thanks to an increase in state funding. ELAC added 30 new full-time faculty members while LACC added 15. KPCC
  • Rediscovering L.A.’s Avenue of the Athletes – marked by those 32 little bronze plaques along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. The Eastsider
  • Australian songwriter Jordie Lane is naming his next album Glassellland, after the mysterious Hollywood-sign parody that first appeared in Glassell Park in 2013. The Eastsider
  • Herb Alpert’s foundation will donate $10.1 million to L.A. City College to pay for the tuition of music majors. It’s the single largest donation ever to a community college in Southern California. L.A. Now
  • Pizza places keep closing in Echo Park and Silver Lake. The Eastsider
  • A gang member plead guilty to a 2008 Cypress Park murder in which he gunned down a man holding a toddler. Jose Angel Gomez, 27, also pleaded guilty to strangling his cellmate to death three years after the Cypress Park killing. Daily News
  • Three girls are expected to play on the Roosevelt High School football team this fall. The Eastsider
  • An Echo Park woman was charged with murder and child abuse after her 11-year-old son was found dead in a closet – his body showing signs of abuse and malnutrition. L.A. Now
  • Traffic jams at midnight. That’s what to expect through the first week of September as sections of the 101 Freeway are closed between Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park and Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood. Workers are installing new traffic detectors in the pavement. The Eastsider
  • The city has been accused of violating the California Public Records Act and improperly destroying documents, in a lawsuit filed over missing records related to former 4th District Councilman Tom LaBonge. LA Now
  • Shade balls are being removed from almost all the city reservoirs – including those in Elysian Park and Silver Lake. KPCC

 Photo of the Week

El Sereno | The Eastsider

El Sereno | The Eastsider


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