Soylent CEO still facing criminal charges over Lincoln Heights container home; East L.A. students deal with Trump anxiety; Council approves new ‘mansionization’ restrictions

Today's Photo: VIew of DTLA from Point Grandview, Elysian Park | Daveed Kapoor

Today’s Photo: VIew of DTLA from Point Grandview, Elysian Park | Daveed Kapoor

MOrning Report

  • Soylent Chief Executive Robert Rhinehart removed his cargo container structure from a Lincoln Heights hill earlier this year following criminal charges and neighborhood complaints. But the property still does not comply with city laws, and Rhinehart continues to face a 2-year jail sentence if convicted of charges. L.A. Times
  • East L.A. students worried about President-elect Trump’s threats to deport undocumented immigrants worked off their anxiety at an after-school event featuring poetry writing, drawing, printmaking, game playing and meditation. KPCC
  • The City Council approved  new restrictions on “mansionization” in single-family and hillside neighborhoods following complaints of “very boxy, ugly homes” that dwarfed existing residences. L.A. Times
  • Silver Lake resident Steve Barr, founder of Green Dot charter schools, decided against running for mayor in next March’s election.   L.A. Observed
  • On The Agenda: A proposed 88-room hotel next to the 101 Freeway in Echo Park is going to be reviewed by the Planning Commission today, Thursday, Dec. 8. Urbanize LA
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