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City to pay $1.9 million over fatal Lincoln Heights shooting; L.A. budget warning; Elysian Park-to-Point-Mugu hike

  • Shooting Settlement: The city will pay $1.9 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a Lincoln Heights man by LAPD officers. Police said that Luis Martinez lunged at them with an 8-1/2-inch knife. But the family of the 35-year-old man has refuted that account, saying he was restricted to a wheelchair after undergoing hip surgery. L.A. Times
  • City Budget: The City Controller has issued a warning about the city budget as an increase in revenue was exceeded by an increase in costs, including those related to paying legal settlements. “The city needs a budget that is based on actual revenues and that builds rather than depletes hard-earned reserves.” Daily News
  • Urban Hike:  Details of a six-day, 119-mile trek from Elysian Park to the ocean at Point Mugu State Park. Sierra Club

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