Eastside Review: Lawsuit against gang injunctions; art gallery graffiti investigated as possible ‘hate crime’; coyote-proof garbage cans

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Two women were stabbed inside the Gold Room bar on Sunset Boulevard. The suspect was taken into custody after he returned to the bar with the knife in hand. The victims, who did not know the suspect, sustained injuries that were not life threatening. The Eastsider
  • A look at how an actress and a philosophy professor ended up building an Echo Park house with a large  tree growing through middle of it. Wallpaper
  • Montecito Heights held its annual Chili Cook-Off and Firefighter Appreciation Day, while dedicating an upgraded helispot for L.A. Fire Department helicopters. The Eastsider
  • The Silverlake Conservatory of Music has moved from Sunset Junction to Los Feliz. LA Weekly
  • Thousands of Los Angeles men — mainly black and Latino — have had their movements and associations restricted within so-called “safety zones” without a hearing because of gang injunctions, according to activists who have filed suit against the city. The Eastsider
  • The weekly swap meet at Ramona Gardens in Boyle Heights is now legal – the first permitted vendor market to operate within a city housing project. Boyle Heights Beat
  • More than four years after a $12.5 million “enhancement fund” was established for the Elysian Park area, the city still does not have a plan for how to spend that money. The Eastsider
  • Graffiti as a hate crime: That’s how vandalism at several new Boyle Heights art galleries is being investigated. In one case, the words “Fuck White Art” were spray painted across a gallery shortly after anti-gentrification protesters marched through the area. L.A. Times
  • At least eight restaurants — including a Chipotle and a Starbucks — with as many as 1,300 indoor and outdoor seats combined are slated for the new restaurant-and-retail center at Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street. The Eastsider
  • A presiding judge called the county’s Mental Health Courthouse the “the worst courthouse in the state,” as it was shut down for structural problems. CBS2
  • A vehicle collided with a power pole and fire hydrant in El Sereno, knocking our electrical service to more than 100 customers and sending a gusher of water into the air near Eastern Avenue and Klamath Place. KTLA
  • Coyote-proof garbage cans across Los Angeles – that’s the dream of 4th District Councilmember David Ryu, who wants to hear the options for getting wildlife-resistant trash receptacles citywide. The Eastsider
  • A German Shepard puppy given to an Iraqi war veteran to help deal with post-traumatic stress disorder was stolen out of the man’s East L.A. yard. KTLA

 Photo of the Week

Today's Photo: The Mattahine Steps of Silver Lake | Gina Acuna

Today’s Photo: The Mattachine Steps of Silver Lake | Gina Acuna

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