Thousands removed from gang injunctions; Los Feliz activist investigated over alleged harassment using a plastic plate; Lincoln Heights volunteers help feed firefighters

Injunctions: More than 80% of the persons once covered by gang injunctions have been removed from the court orders following an audit by the City Attorney and other agencies. The change comes after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the legality of the injunctions, which are used to restrict the activity of suspected gang members. The injunctions cover numerous Eastside communities, including portions of Atwater Village, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights, Silver Lake and other Eastside neighborhoods. L.A. Times

Harassment Claim: A Los Feliz activist and member of the Griffith Park Advisory Board was investigated by the city for “inappropriate” behavior after he allegedly touched or hit a female Recreation & Parks Department employee on her backside with a plastic paper plate during a community event. The investigation has prompted some community activists to defend Chris Laib, a gay man who some say has been targeted for political reasons. Los Feliz Ledger & L.A. Times

Feeding Firefighters: Volunteers with L.A. Kitchen in Lincoln Heights have prepared thousands of meals to feed firefighters battling brush fires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. ABC7

Chase: The police pursuit of a stolen van that began in Boyle Heights zig-zagged from West L.A. to the San Gabriel Valley before ending in Downtown L.A. Daily News

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