Police action in Eagle Rock shopping center; Boyle Heights gallery moves to Beverly Hills; cafe owner denies anti-immigrant allegations

Robbery: Police apprehended three robbery suspects Thursday afternoon in or near the Sprouts Market shopping center in Eagle Rock on Thursday afternoon. A video taken from inside one of the shops shows officers pointing rifles as they stand between vehicles in the parking lot. No shots were fired. Boulevard Sentinel

Gallery: UTA Artist Space, a gallery owned by the United Talent Agency, has opened a new facility in Beverly Hills after closing its Boyle Heights operation, reports ArtNet. The UTA gallery on Anderson Street opened less than two years ago as Boyle Heights galleries and art patrons were targeted by anti-gentrification activists. However, Joshua Roth, head of the agency’s fine arts division, told the New York Times that the move was intended to put the gallery closer to the talent agency’s headquarters and was not related to the protests.

Cafe Protest: The owner of a new Boyle Heights kosher cafe denied that he was anti-immigrant after protestors connected with anti-gentrification groups staged a demonstration over his apparent support of President Trump on Twitter. “So what’s the connection?” Asher Shalom, an Israeli immigrant, said on CBS2.  “This is what I don’t understand. I’m confused — the connection between Donald Trump and good coffee.”

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