Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Eastside Review: Arrest in L.A. River bike path shooting; kids ill from vegetables grown at school; Trader Joe’s parking lot attendant returns

Eastside Review Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • The former Metropolitan Water District headquarters has been rejected as a historic landmark, freeing the property owner to demolish the complex for new development. Curbed L.A.
  • One of two men suspected of shooting two cyclists during a robbery on the L.A. River bike path in Elysian Valley has been arrested. The Eastsider
  • Singer and actor Fernando Allende served as the grand marshal for the 70th Annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade. ABC 7
  • The man who brought sanity to the Trader Joe’s parking lot in Silver Lake is back on the job after recovering from a devastating bike crash. The Eastsider
  • Police are investigating the death of a man who hung himself from a chain link fence post near Avenue 43 and the Pasadena Freeway. The Eastsider
  • If you see a woman examining poop at Echo Park Lake or Elysian Park, it might be biology teacher Camille Boag, collecting coyote scat as part of a National Park Service’s Urban Coyote Project, to determine what the animals eat. “She wears a National Park Service volunteer tee-shirt so people don’t think she’s crazy.” KPCC
  • Crews began removing some vegetation, trash and other debris from the L.A. River channel between Glendale and Elysian Valley to help reduce the risk of flooding. The Eastsider
  • Three Glassell Park women who helped push out gangs from a local park were given 34th District Latino Heritage Month Community and Business Leader Awards. 34th District Congressional District
  • The Silver Lake Reservoir will likely be refilled with groundwater beginning in May of next year and reach its previous water line by May 2018. The Eastsider
  • A MacArthur “genius” grant has been award to a communications professor and author from Highland Park. L.A. Times
  • Anti-gentrification demonstrators in Boyle Heights protested as galleries around Anderson Street and Mission Road held art openings. The Eastsider
  • The city should try to be ready for self-driving vehicles by 2035, said 4th District Councilman David Ryu. Council District 4
  • The slowest police chase ever: A stolen vehicle in Echo Park hit heavy traffic from a Dodger game — traffic that blocked the suspect even when he tried taking an alley. The Eastsider
  • The northbound 710 Freeway through East Los Angeles will be closed for nine weekends as part of a pavement replacement project. KPCC
  • Overnight parking on many streets around the Silver Lake Reservoir will now require a permit. The Eastsider
  • “Cash-for-keys” buyouts are coming under fire by the City Council. When landlords pay tenants to move out of rent-controlled apartments that are being taken off the market, tenants often don’t know they can wait and receive bigger payouts later, according to some advocacy groups. L.A. Times
  • Students at Micheltorena Elementary School in Silver Lake became ill and one child was taken to a hospital after eating vegetables grown in a community garden on the school’s property. CBSLA.com
  • It will cost about $600 million more than expected to restore the L.A. River. And while the city and state were supposed to split the costs 50-50, the city’s share is now more like 76%. The Eastsider

 Photo of the Week

Echo Park | Katrina Alexy

Echo Park | Katrina Alexy

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