Bus stabbing victim was an East L.A. College student; Airbnb regulations moving forward; building backyard homeless housing

Stabbing Victim: The man who was stabbed while riding a bus in East L.A. on Monday has been identified as Austin Zavala, who was on his way to class at East Los Angeles College, reports CBS 2 and Telemundo 52.

Airbnb Rules:  A City Council Committee approved proposed regulations that would allow residents to rent out their primary homes on a short-term basis for a maximum of 120 days but could seek exceptions under certain circumstances. The regulations now head to the Planning Commission for further review. L.A. Times

Waze: City Councilman Paul Krekorian has proposed the city’s Department of Transportation look at options to deal with problems caused by traffic apps in light of the complaints from residents who live on Echo Park’s hilly Baxter Street. However, Krekorian introduced a similar proposal three years ago that went nowhere. L.A. Times

Backyard Homeless Housing: L.A. County is moving forward with a $550,000 pilot program that would pay homeowners to house homeless persons and families in a second home on their property or in permitted garage conversions. L.A. Times

Fitness: El Sereno Middle School and Magnet Center celebrated the renovation of a campus workout room and the installation of more than two dozen donated spin bikes, rowing machines and other pieces of fitness equipment. LAUSD Daily

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  1. Thanks for Heads Up on Backyard Homeless Housing proposal. Can’t access on LAT site but will check elsewhere…NYT has good California section!

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