Edited by BARRY LANK
A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.
- Protesters took to the streets of South Los Angeles and egged Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home in Windsor Square in the wake of two fatal police shootings this weekend. L.A. Times
- Vin Scully ended his last Dodger broadcast on Sunday with a farewell message to fans: “There will be a new day, and eventually a new year, and when the upcoming winter gives way to spring, ah, rest assured, once again, it will be time for Dodgers baseball!” L.A. Times
- Singer Katy Perry appears to have suffered a setback in her legal battle with Catholic nuns who have opposed her efforts to buy a former convent in Los Feliz. The nuns had supported selling the property to Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister instead. My News LA
- The main library at Cal State L.A., which was built around books and individual study, is undergoing changes to make it more welcoming and relevant to a new generation of students. The Eastsider
- A community meeting was held to discuss plans for the new Eagle Rock Dog Park. Eagle Rock NC
- The snack stand that has slowly been sinking into the ground at the Northeast Los Angeles Little League field in Elysian Park is finally slated for demolition – tentatively starting in the fall. But the snack stand/restroom will probably be replaced with a trailer rather than a building, city officials say. The Eastsider
- A 21-year-old woman who grew up in Boyle Heights was honored by UC Davis as its top-graduating senior. Lucydalila Cedillo has been accepted into Harvard’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences PHD Program. Boyle Heights Beat
- Don’t like to walk alone? Hire the $7-an-hour “people walker.” KPCC
- The estate of a UCLA physics professor has donated nearly $70,000 to fund college scholarships for graduates of Wilson High in El Sereno. Wilson Mules Alumni Assoc.
- The mother of the 14-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police in Boyle Heights has filed a lawsuit against the city for excessive use of force. L.A. Times
- Don’t know where Historic Filipinotown is? Look for the new decorative street lamp posts soon to be installed on Temple Street. L.A. Weekly
- The 710 Freeway in East L.A. has been closed this weekend to repair the Olympic Boulevard overpass. CalTrans
- City, county and federal offices and will be closed on Monday for the Columbus Day Holiday. But state offices, colleges and L.A. Unified schools will be open. Daily News
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