Boyle Heights housing project struggles to recover from violence; police chief candidate shares his Atwater Village memories

Ramona Gardens: It’s been four years since the homes of several Black families who lived in the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights were firebombed. Several gang members have been arrested in connection with the attacks and there have been efforts reduce gang violence in the complex. However, the public housing project has still been the scene of drive-by shootings and other crime that have marred the recovery process. ABC 7

Atwater Roots: Bob Arcos, one of three finalists competing to replace LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, shares his memories of growing up in the south end of Atwater Village and how he navigated through a world where many of his friends were active in gangs. “My friends were either Toonerville, they were from Frogtown, there were guys from Avenues, and even guys from Highland Park, because these were the neighborhoods.” L.A. Taco

Dodger Fan Fight: A Palos Verdes man was sentenced to 14 days in jail for punching a man in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after an October 2015 game between the Dodgers and the Mets. Michael Rae Papayans also paid the victim, who suffered severe head injuries, $100,000 in restitution, resulting in a shorter jail sentence. The victim was part of a group who had been confronted and were arguing with Papayans’s mother when Papayan hit the victim. My News LA

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