News & Notes From Across The Eastside
- Apparently pizza and chicken tenders won’t do for Angelina Jolie and family. Gossip site Page 6 reports the actress and her two daughters left the Eagle Rock Target “disappointed” after being informed that the store’s cafe did not have hot dogs. “Can you imagine being the Target café employee who has to tell Angelina Jolie and her kids that you don’t have the food item they want?” asks Vanity Fair.
- A car carrier burst into flames on the westbound 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock early this morning. A SigAlert was declared after two lanes of the freeway were blocked during the fire and cleanup.
- More Freeway Trouble: A car involved in a Monday night collision on the southbound 101 Freeway in East Hollywood veered off the pavement and crashed into the backyard of a home near Vermont Avenue. NBC4
- Remember that vandalized shipping container that the CEO of protein drink maker Soylent was forced to remove from a Lincoln Heights hilltop? Turns out Rob Rhinehart had the same “shipping container home” transported next to his Echo Park apartment building. L.A. Magazine
- What do you think of the LAPD’s plans to use drones during a pilot program? The public can weigh in on the proposal during a meeting that will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, in Los Feliz. The meeting begins at 6:30pm.
- The football teams of long-times rivals Belmont High and Marshall High will face off on Friday, Aug. 25, for the 81st time. Game begins at 7 pm at Belmont. Varsity Times Insider
- Got a news tip or photo to share? Submit it here
A message from Eastside Events sponsor Metro
Go Metro to Nisei Week 2017 in Little Tokyo
Enjoyed by thousands every summer, Nisei Week in Little Tokyo is one the nation’s longest running cultural festivals of its kind. From August 19 to 27, participate in free Japanese cultural events, activities for all ages, and live music and dancing.
The most convenient way to get to the 77th Annual Nisei Week festivities is to take the Metro Gold Line and get off at the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Learn more at golittletokyo.com.