Eastside Review: El Sereno’s naked man; video of Los Feliz burglars; Eagle Rock woman crowdsources aid for refugees

Eastside Review

Edited by BARRY LANK

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

  • Two men posing at LADWP workers stole an elderly woman’s jewelry in the 1300 block of Bellevue Avenue in Angeleno Heights. Eastside 911
  • An El Sereno man has raised complaints when he frequently runs through the neighborhood naked and yells obscenities from his front porch. Police they say there’s not much they can do. KTLA
  • A retrospective of the work of pioneering Chicano artist Frank Romero included  The Arrest of Los Paleteros, a painting depicting the arrest of vendors at Echo Park Lake. L.A. Weekly
  • Oscar-nominated actor Dev Patel and actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey were spotted in Echo Park, riding a pedal boat at the lake and visiting Sunset Boulevard shops. The Sun
  • About 200 people attended a We Never Needed Papers to Thrive, a show in Boyle Heights featuring singers, poets, painters and other artists who are in the country illegally. Show organizers arranged to have attorneys attend the event in case ICE agents came to the performance. L.A. Times
  • Video emerged just before the election of a campaign sign for City Council District 1 candidate Joe Bray-Ali being stolen from a woman’s front fence. Bray-Ali said many of his signs and those of fellow candidate Giovany Hernandez were torn down just before the March 7 primary. The Eastsider
  • Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, the undocumented immigrant who was arrested by ICE agents as he was dropping off his daughters at schools in Lincoln Heights and Highland Park, faces an “uphill battle” to keep from being deported, his attorneys said. KPCC
  • Surveillance video has been posted of two men suspected of burglarizing at least two Los Feliz homes near Griffith Park and, in one case, threatening a woman with a handgun after ransacking a residence. The Eastsider
  • Police are looking for a Boyle Heights burglar who has entered at least four residences near Hollenbeck Park Lake while victims were sleeping. In one case, the male suspect touched a victim’s leg and fled after the victim began screaming. LAPD
  • An Eagle Rock woman is using crowd-sourcing and social media to help refugees. The Eastsider
  • Measure S, the slow-growth measure in Tuesday’s election, was defeated by a 2-1 margin, despite a vigorous and visible campaign. L.A. Times
  • In the City Council elections, 1st District Councilman Gil Cedillo is currently just barely avoiding a runoff, getting 50.98% of the vote. Some provisional ballots were still being counted as of Friday. Incumbent council members in other districts have already won by comfortable margins. L.A. Times
  • A remastered version of Either/Or — the album that helped propel indie singer-songwriter Elliott Smith into the mainstream — has been issued 20 years after its debut. Smith died about six years later at age 34 after a stabbing at his Echo Park home. L.A. Times
  • Police officers opened fire and wounded a woman in Silver Lake after she emerged from a residence armed with a rifle. The Eastsider
  • Lincoln Heights resident Paul Greenstein explains how he restored the 1927 Hotel Californian neon sign. Curbed L.A.
  • A Silver Lake resident will be the first American citizen to receive Cuba’s CENESEX award, which honors those who advocate for tolerance on LGBTQ issues. Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Churches, is traveling to Cuba to accept the award at the 10th Cuban Gala Against Homophobia. Newswire

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