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Crash knocks out power in El Sereno; City Council approves first pot czar; Boyle Heights school expansion

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News & Notes From Across The Eastside

  • About 1,600 LADWP customers in El Sereno lost power this morning after an SUV sheared off a fire hydrant and downed electrical lines near Eastern Avenue and Gambier Street. ABC7
  • Cat Packer a prominent supporter of legalizing marijuana, will serve as the city’s first executive director of the new Department of Cannabis Regulation after her appointment was approved by the City Council.  At age 26, she will be one of the city’s youngest executives. Daily News
  • Dolores Mission, the Boyle Heights Catholic church and school, broke ground on a two-story building that will allow the school to add early education classrooms and boost enrollment to 300 students. A second round of renovations will create a library and music classroom in the existing building. EGP News

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