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Eastside Review: Dining out with your dog; unclaimed dead buried in Boyle Heights; Eastside Rep. named for state A.G.

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Going to a restaurant with your dog: What are the rules? Here’s a Q&A put together by the county health department. The Eastsider
  • Twins Rachael and Rebeccah DiRegolo are pursuing their life-long love of basketball at Cal State L.A., where the sisters are playing on the women’ basketball team. Cal State L.A.
  • Recess Eatery, the large and ambitious restaurant that opened in January after lengthy delays, has already changed its name and menu. The Eastsider
  • The auction of David Bowie’s art collection included a sofa designed by Echo Park artist Peter Shire. It sold for $97,417. Business Insider
  • A developer is planning to build as many as 20 homes on Avenue 56 near York Boulevard under the city’s small-lot development ordinance. The Eastsider
  • The unclaimed remains of 1,400 people were buried in a county cemetery in Boyle Heights. L.A. Times 
  • The Bekins estate on Hill Drive is another step closer to becoming a religious retreat for priests, to the chagrin of some family trust members. The property would be bought by a limited liability company connected to pop singer Katy Perry, which could then donate it to the church. The Eastsider
  • Metro is considering dropping the penalties against juveniles who fail to pay the fare to ride buses and trains. Supporters of the proposal say the fare evasion fines – ranging from $75 to $250 – place an unfair burden on young riders. KPCC
  • Icebergs, a play that has been running at the Geffen Playhouse, is set in Silver Lake, with all that implies – Trader Joe’s, Moon Juice, the 99 Cents store, screenwriting and the two hours it takes to get to Westwood. The Eastsider
  • A “blued” handgun used in a robbery might be connected to the 2013 Silver Lake murder of Joseph Gatto. Los Feliz Ledger
  • The Eastside may need a new state representative soon. Rep. Xavier Becerra, whose district covers most of the Eastside, has accepted Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination as state attorney general, replacing Kamala Harris, who is heading for the U.S. Senate. If Becerra’s nomination is approved, a special election to replace him would most likely be held in late spring. The Eastsider
  • The City Council approved offering property owners a rebate to repair sidewalks as part of a $1.3 billion plan to improve thousands of miles of walkways. L.A. Times
  • Only one of the approximately dozen people who have filed to run in the Council District 13 election against incumbent Mitch O’Farrell has raised any money. O’Farrell, however, has raised more than $330,000 so far. Los Feliz Ledger

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