Selfie accident causes $200,000 in damages at Lincoln Heights gallery; Vietnam Vet finally receives his Garfield High diploma; Highland Park stabbing

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  • A woman who lost her balance while taking a selfie photo caused $200,000 in damage after she knocked over a row of pedestals displaying crowns at the temporary 14th Factory gallery in Lincoln Heights. The incident, which is shown in a video posted on YouTube, could have possibly been a stunt, said the New York Times, which notes that the same video urges views to attend the show before it ends later this month. But Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch said the accident was real. “Crowns are fragile things. They are symbols of power,” he told the NYT. “Perhaps it’s ironic and meaningful that they fell.”
  • Vietnam veteran Jose Ramos, who enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was a 10th grader at Garfield High in East L.A., was already serving on the battlefield when his classmates attended graduation. But last month, Ramos received an honorary diploma and took part in the school’s commencement ceremony with the class of 2017. Ramos, an Army medic, was awarded a Purple Heart and worked in hospital emergency rooms after returning home as he struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder. Whittier Daily News
  • One man was stabbed in the lower back during a fight on Saturday night in Highland Park, police said. Witnesses told  officers the victim was a tagger.  The victim was going to a Subway sandwich shop near Avenue 58 and Figueroa Street when a car pulled up and the fight broke out at about 8:20 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital but is not in critical condition. He was not being cooperative with police, authorities said.
  • Metro, the same agency that operates buses and subways, is considering starting its own Uber-like service using vans that would offer “curb-to-curb” transportation. KPCC

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  1. If he’s not being cooperative with the police, the hospital should not be cooperative with him.

    • SerBericDondarrion

      Except that hospitals are supposed to be independent of police. Take your fascist nonsense to Nazi Germany.

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