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Longest World Series game ever; Huizar sued by former aide; hit-and-run driver I.D.-ed

EDITED by BARRY LANK

A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.

Dodger Stadium Friday night saw the longest World Series game in history before the Dodgers beat the Red Sox 3-2. Running 18 innings – at seven hours and 20 minutes – it easily outdistanced the nearest records for innings (14 innings in 1916, 2005 and 2015) and time (five hours and 41 minutes in 2005 during Game 3 between the White Sox and Astros). Sports Illustrated

A former council aide has filed suit against 14th District Councilman Jose Huizar over alleged retaliation after she complained about her boss’ alleged affair with another staffer and use of employees to support his wife’s political campaign. L.A. Times

The Vons supermarket property on Sunset Boulevard and Virgil Avenue has been purchased by neighboring Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. And while it will continue as a supermarket for now, CHLA said it bought the property with an eye toward expanding the hospital’s operations someday. The Eastsider

Police identified a 33-year-old suspect believed to be involved in the hit-and-run crash in Silver Lake last September that claimed the life of a man riding a motorized scooter. The Eastsider

A 60-year-old woman is in critical condition after being injured in a hit-and-run while collecting cans in East Hollywood. The Eastsider

Coffee beans were picked and roasted from a tree in Cypress Park – a feat almost unheard of in the city of Los Angeles. The Eastsider

Stoplights are not usually paid for with a Go Fund Me campaign. But that’s exactly what Marion Loss is trying to do. Loss has set up a Go Fund Me page to help put in a full fledged stoplight at Sunset Boulevard and Portia Street, the intersection where she was injured two years ago. The Eastsider

A USC cystic fibrosis clinic at Keck Hospital in Boyle Heights has been named after the late Star Trek star Anton Viktorovich Yelchin, who died two years ago at the age of 27. Yelchin’s foundation, which is run by his parents, donated $1 million to the clinic that treated him for a decade. The Russian-born “Star Trek” film star died in a freak car accident at his home in Studio City. HSC News

The city council has honored Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez, an East Los Angeles native who grew up playing baseball not far from the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights. NBC Los Angeles

Why a restaurant owner in Highland Park lent her employee thousands of dollars so he could pay a coyote to get his son into the United States. L.A. Taco

A man who was working with a trash-hauling truck in El Sereno is in critical condition after being run over by his colleague early this morning. The Eastsider

Scene of the Week

bobcat ascot hills park el sereno

Photo by Pedro Ramirez

This photo of a bobcat was taken recently at the Audubon Center of Debs Park, near the northern stretch of a seasonal creek that runs down the center of the park. Miguel Ordeñana, an urban wildlife expert at the Natural History Museum, said, “People shouldn’t fear the bobcats since they’re mostly hunting for smaller prey and hide during the day away from people.” The Eastsider

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