$10.8 million awarded in Lincoln Heights forklift crash; bomb threat made against East L.A. school; Mexican social club history

Echo Park hillside homes

Eastside Scene: Laguna Avenue, Echo Park | Martin Cox

News & Notes From Across The Eastside

  • A man who was run over by a forklift near the L.A. County-USC Medical Center in Lincoln Heights was awarded $10.8 million in damages by a jury. My News LA
  • Officials responding to a bomb threat made against Ford Boulevard Elementary in East Los Angeles on Thursday morning found no explosives on the campus. My News LA
  • Decades old documents found in a Boyle Heights closet helped a Stanford historian explain how the Club Social Guadalupe Victoria, one of the many social clubs formed by Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, helped sustain an entire town in Mexico. Stanford

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  1. Martin Cox, and Eastsider, thank you for sharing the Laguna Avenue, Echo Park, photograph. I would have liked to have seen a very little additional light illuminating the center stairs, just to add to the enticement and mystery of it’s beyond, but I’m sure the subject tells a different story to every viewer.

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