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Daily Archives: November 8, 2016

Bus makes an unexpected stop in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — A large tour bus got stuck tonight at Sunset Boulevard as it was coming down Quintero Street – one of the steepest streets in the neighborhood. It’s not all that unusual for buses and stretch limos to get stuck at the tops and bottoms of Echo Park’s hilly streets. But this usually happens on residential streets like ... Read More »

Police release more details of Echo Park officer-involved shooting

ECHO PARK — The LAPD has released more details of last month’s officer-involved shooting that left a 25-year-old man wounded following a fight outside an Echo Park bar.  Most of the information has previously been reported but the brief LAPD summary identified the officer — Hector Cortez of the Northeast Division gang unit– who fired his weapon and mentions that ... Read More »

Election Day Watch: Long lines and muffins await Eastside voters

At Elysian Heights Elementary this morning, an hour-long wait was reported as voters  waited patiently outside a classroom to cast their ballots. It’s probably going to be a common experience for voters today, the culmination of a heated presidential campaign. But those who wait to cast their ballot will not only earn good citizen points, they will also be eligible ... Read More »

The Jewish and multi-cultural history of Boyle Heights on exhibit; election day arrives – finally

MORNING REPORT: An exhibit on the Jewish and multi-cultural history of Boyle Heights marks the renaming of UCLA's Jewish studies program in honor of Alan D. Leve, who grew up in Boyle Heights and donated $5 million to fund endowments .... Can't find your polling place. Go to LAVote.net to find your polling place and a copies of sample ballots .... The city is relaxing parking enforcement today within a block of polling places. Read More »