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Echo Park man challenges gang injunctions; the Bernie Sanders effect on the 34th Congressional District race; Boyle Heights fire

Eastside Scene: Colorful makeover, Atwater Village | Katrina Alexy

Morning Report

  • BuzzFeed weighs in on a lawsuit filed last year over the city’s gang injunctions, including the ones that apply to Echo Park. The story focuses on 22-year-old Echo Park resident Peter Arellano, who describes the impact on his life after he was included in an injunction in connection with a vandalism case.  Arellano, who was interviewed by KPCC last year, is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit brought by the ACLU. “It sucks, it feels like your life is limited,” said Arellano. “You can’t do what regular people do, you can’t drink with friends, go to the lake, be a part of the community.”
  • More Election News: Incumbent Gilbert Cedillo’s share of the vote in the Council District 1 (here’s a map) race fell below 50% after the county clerk updated voting results on Tuesday as outstanding ballots are being counted. The councilman needs at least 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff with second-place challenger Joe Bray-Ali, who now claims 38.14% of the vote. The results could keep changing as the county clerk continues to tabulate the outstanding ballots and update the voting results.
  • Two temporary construction trailers on Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights sustained heavy damage during a Tuesday night fire, reports CBS 2. No injuries were reported.
  • Workshops created by youths to deal with gang violence and police at the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights might be expanded to other parts of the city. KPCC

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5 comments

  1. TheEntireCountryisGentrifying

    How about you don’t commit crimes. Everyone should take notice because the law is working.
    Punishment is meant to be tough. Stop whining and let the city do its job to stop crime

  2. Why is no one talking about the mess made by that “colorful makeover” seen at the top of this page? First of all, it’s a store selling about 15 pairs (total) of overpriced jeans. Secondly, that is one hideous paint/color design but there’s no accounting for someone else’s taste. But worst of all, they left a massive uncleaned up mess on the sidewalk – paint spilled and ran all over the place and there it sits today. Welcome to the neighborhood! So glad you’re here, nameless store.

  3. ACLU defending gang members because they can’t go out a play with their fellow thugs. Wow. Up next, judge gets sentenced to 5 years in prison for “shaming” the criminal he was sentencing for murder.

    We have jumped the shark as a nation.

    • ACLU defending people i dont understand. whats next? unrelated ludicrous thing?

      • People I don’t understand? Not difficult to understand people who choose to embrace thug behavior and a life of crime. I get that these “gang members” are just boys who grew up without fathers and are looking for daddy figure in a gang, but it IS a choice.

        I grew up without a father around. No easy but I chose a differnt path.

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