Fuel spill closes freeway in Atwater Village; master altar-maker learned her art in East L.A.

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MOrning Report

  • The northbound 5 Freeway was shut down for several hours after a tanker truck overturned Tuesday night and spilled about 1,800 gallons of fuel near the Glendale Boulevard offramp in Atwater Village. ABC7
  • A 34-year-old year-old man who had  arranged to have sex acts with a teenage girl he had met online was was arrested by investigators in East Los Angeles.  The South Gate man was arrested in a restaurant by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking unit on Tuesday afternoon and is being held on $75,000 bail.  LASD
  • Day of the Dead altar-maker Ofelia Esparza, whose work is now featured at The Museum of Latin American Art, got her start making the memorials to lost loved ones at Self Help Graphic’s original location in East Los Angeles. “For me my loved ones will not suffer the most dreaded death of all — that is: to be forgotten” L.A. Weekly


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