City employees in Elysian Valley allegedly skipping work; Family Justice Center opens in Lincoln Heights; Silver Lake Dog Park to close temporarily

Part Time: Some city workers who were paid for a full day of work allegedly stayed on the job less than two hours on several occasions at the Building and Safety Department Test Laboratory in Elysian Valley. Workers were observed leaving the facility at the 2300 block of Dorris Place shortly after arriving for work to run errands and then head home. City officials declined to comment pending an investigation. CBS2

Justice Center: Officials opened a Family Justice Center on the grounds of L.A. County-USC Medical Center in Lincoln Heights to serve victims of domestic violence and other abuse with a variety of medical, legal and social services. Daily News

Dog Park: The Silver Lake Dog Park will be closed while new a vinyl-coated fence is installed Jan. 15 – Jan. 26 along Silver Lake Boulevard. In addition to the new fencing, there will be other public improvements nearby:  A new pedestrian-activated traffic signal is being installed on Silver Lake Boulevard at Van Pelt Place, 30 Chinese Flame trees and Australian Willows are being planted on along West Silver Lake Drive, and, on Feb. 10, a grand opening will be held for a new walking path on top of the south dam of the Silver Lake Reservoir,  according to Council District 13.

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