City to look at traffic app problems on Baxter Street; why historic Roosevelt High building should not be demolished

Baxter Street: 13th District Councilman Mitch O’Farrell told a group of Elysian Heights residents that the city is exploring options to improve safety and reduce congestion caused by Waze and other traffic apps on Baxter Street, one of the city’s steepest streets. This comes after residents say they have been complaining about the traffic for more than two years and a city traffic engineer discussed some changes last year that were never implemented. CBS2

Roosevelt: L.A. Unified wants to demolish the “R” Building, one of the original structures at Roosevelt High, as part of a sweeping remaking of the Boyle Heights campus. But architect Luis Hoyos, in an L.A. Times opinion piece, argues that the 1922 building should be preserved because of its central role in the 1968 East L.A. student walkouts, a key moment in the Chicano civil rights movement. The “R” Building is one of several that have been deemed eligible to become national historic landmarks. L.A. Times

Dog Park: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 5 for the $768,000 Eagle Rock dog park. Council District 14

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