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Eastside Review: Homeless face overnight parking crunch; Steve Allen Theater to close; arrest in Los Feliz gas station shooting

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Homeless people living in vehicles will be only able to park overnight on about 10% of the city streets, under new restrictions beginning Feb. 6. This counters some earlier estimates that about half of the streets would still be available. L.A. Times
  • The area around the Church of Scientology complex in East Hollywood was only one of seven precincts in the city that voted in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton during the November presidential election. Church officials and members who were interviewed said that there was no organized effort to back either Trump or Clinton.  L.A. Times
  • If you are an Elliott Smith fan, brace yourself the next time you go past the unofficial memorial to the late singer. About half of the wall sign featured on the cover of Smith’s Figure 8 album has been removed to install a window for a new restaurant now taking shape inside the Sunset Boulevard building. The Eastsider
  • An arrest was made in last week’s fatal shooting of a 34-year-old gas station clerk in Los Feliz. Police said the clerk was cooperating with the robber when he was shot in the abdomen. L.A. Times
  • A charter school developer is planning to open a new campus in the Plaza Del Sol shopping center in Boyle Heights. The Eastsider
  • A high-speed pursuit that began in the Angeles National Forest ended in East Los Angeles, where the suspects were apprehended after a crash with a parked vehicle and a foot-chase. ABC7
  • Federal agents raided the charter school organization that operates L.A. Celerity Troika Charter School in Eagle Rock. Last October, the L.A. school board voted against renewing the charter of L.A. Celerity Troika over governance and management issues. L.A. Times
  • Though large pools of water appeared in the Silver Lake Reservoir last week, refilling has not actually started – and is still not scheduled to begin until May. The L.A. Department of Water and Power said this water is probably seeping up from natural, underground reservoir banks. The Eastsider
  • A 43-year-old El Sereno man was shot and killed near Maycrest Avenue and Almont Street while chasing a man who had stolen his wife’s purse from her car. The suspect remains at large. KTLA
  • The City Council approved spending $59.3 million to purchase 41 acres of railroad property along the L.A. River to create parkland and open space on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park. L.A Times

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