Eastside Review: A Latino tribute to Morrissey; how to scare coyotes; Gold Line headed for Montclair

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Why are many Mexicans fascinated with Morrissey? Casa 101 theater in Boyle Heights explores the love affair with the English singer and songwriter in a festival named Teatro Moz. L.A. Times
  • DASH buses could receive service changes, route changes and entirely new lines. The Eastsider
  • Echo Park’s Botanica Yosmar on Sunset Boulevard is fielding a new question about the future: Will Donald Trump be elected President? L.A. Times
  • Even this late in September, temperatures in Mt. Washington managed to hit 106 degrees. The Eastsider
  • A resident of Angeleno Heights writes about living amid one of L.A.’s lesser known tourist meccas — the neighborhood setting for “Fast and Furious.” MEL Magazine
  • Police had to quell rumors of foul play after a man’s death in Montecito Heights was being investigated as a suicide. The 29-year-old Latino was found hanging from a post of a chain link fence between the Arroyo Seco channel and the 110 freeway. Contrary to rumors, he had not been shot nor his hands tied, police said. The Eastsider
  • An apparently stolen police cruiser crashed near the junction of the 110 and 101 freeways. One person was killed. ABC 7
  • A video has surfaced showing the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of 14-year-old Jesse Romero. The video shows a handgun on the other side of a fence from where Romero’s body lay on a sidewalk. L.A. Weekly
  • To keep coyotes out of urban areas, wildlife experts offer tips for making the animals afraid of humans again. The Eastsider
  • School officials held a closed door meeting with parents whose children became ill after eating poisonous mushrooms at a community garden at Micheltorena Elementary in Silver Lake. A volunteer had served the mushrooms, thinking they were safe to eat. ABC 7
  • Removing a lane from Rowena Avenue in Silver Lake may have seemed baffling at first. Infuriating. Even noxious. But data scientists say it reduced speeds and improved safety. The Eastsider
  • Approximately 42-acres of railroad property along the L.A. River are a step closer to becoming parkland after a City Council committee voted to open escrow on the parcel. Friends of the L.A. River.
  • A 36-year-old man was charged with kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl in the 5200 block of Ithaca Avenue in El Sereno the day before he was shot by officers as he attempted to escape from police custody.  KTLA
  • Next stop on the Gold Line: Montclair. The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority approved engineering plans to add six stations and extend the Gold Line east from Azusa to Montclair in San Bernardino County. KPCC

 Photo of the Week

Echo Park | Andy House

Echo Park | Andy House

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