Outside money pours into 51st State Assembly race; Gold Line heading to Montclair; car flips over on Sunset

Campaign Cash: More than $650,000 in independent expenditures have poured into the 51st Assembly District race since the Oct. 3 primary, according to the most recent figures compiled by the Secretary of State. These are monies raised outside of the candidates’ campaigns. The majority of these funds have been used to support Wendy Carrillo, who will face off against Luis Lopez in the Dec. 5 runoff election. More than $500,000 in the independent expenditures in support of Carrillo has come from groups financed primarily by unions, reports the L.A. Times.

Montclair or Bust: A ground breaking ceremony was held this weekend for the 12.3-mile extension of the Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair. The $1.5 billion project is expected to be completed by 2027. The Source

Car Wreck: A crash in Echo Park on Sunday night left a car upside on Sunset Boulevard near Laveta Terrace, according to an Eastsider reader who sent in a photo. No word on injuries or what caused the crash.

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  1. Follow the money! How may fliers did you get for each candidate? Wendy’s outnumbered Luis’ by 5 to 1. If she wins, it is payback time!
    We have already learned about this in the White House.
    I do not want her paying back the Charter School industry and others with my vote.
    Plus the Sierra Club, teachers union, and gay and lesbian groups support Luis.
    Either way, remember to vote today and wear your sticker proudly for voting in this low voter turnout election…

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