L.A. Unified students will need permission to watch eclipse; new trash hauling fears generate Eastside complaints; Silver Lake SigAlert

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News & Notes From Across The Eastside

  • Many L.A. Unified students will have to stay indoors during the solar eclipse this morning unless they have a signed parental permission slip allowing them to attend an eclipse viewing event. KPCC
  • Follow the sun at these Eastside solar eclipse events. The Eastsider
  • An apartment owner in Highland Park and the resident of an El Sereno condominium are among the many people complaining about a big jump in trash hauling and recycling fees being charged a new city franchise system. One of the new fees dings property owners $43.30 if workers have to open a gate. L.A. Times
  • A SigAlert was declared this morning when a crash blocked two northbound lanes on the 101 Freeway in Silver Lake for more than an hour. That might have explain the media helicopter hovering overhead. Traffic lanes reopened by 6 am. CHP
  • A woman who was directing traffic near Los Feliz Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz was struck by a hit-and-run driver on on Saturday night. The driver was eventually apprehended after being followed by a witness. My News LA

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  1. Regarding the trash hauler franchise, yes, it will be more expensive, but the idea is to get more people to recycle and compost. The more you divert your trash, the more you will save money on fees. We must take drastic measures as we are in desperate times regarding the environment. This is part of AB1826, mandatory organics recycling. Most are unaware that throwing food in the garbage causes climate change and 40% is thrown away. Regular recycling needs to be amped up as well. I am happy that big apartments, schools, and institutions must start thinking and acting to save the earth, despite the rate increases.

  2. So, the city imposes yet another burdensome fee on landowners with no way for them to pass on expenses to their renters or tenants. As if there wasn’t enough reasons not to be a landlord, the city gives you one more. The city needs landlords more than landlords need them – with affordable housing at a premium, I hope they push back.

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