Murder Suspect: Officials have confirmed that one of the men suspected in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra of East Los Angeles girl was killed in Sinaloa, Mexico. George Barraza was on the U.S. Marshal Service’s “15 Most Wanted” list for the murder of Sierra, who officials believe was killed in retaliation after her brother provided witness testimony to a gang shooting. L.A. Times
Portable Toilets: A motion to establish a network of portable toilets with attendants in the wake of a Hepatitis A outbreak is scheduled to be reviewed by the City Council’s Homelessness and Poverty Committee. MyNewsLA
Police Drones: The LAPD will be allowed to deploy camera-equipped drones in cases involving active shooters, armed and barricaded suspects and other high-risk situations under a one-year pilot program approved by the police commission. KPCC
No Pot Samples: This weekend’s Eastside Food Festival in Los Feliz has cancelled plans to allow persons to sample pot-infused products at the Cannabis Corner section of the festival, apparently after running afoul of city laws. Instead, festival goers will be able to watch a Cooking with Cannabis demonstration.
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Coyote Street Art, Silver Lake | Dan Gershon