Boy sells churros to donate 100 toys | Police hurt in vehicle crash | Lines for Christmas tamales


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

A nine-year-old boy in Eagle Rock who held a churro bake sale made enough money to buy nearly 100 toys for needy children. It’s not the first time giving for Sebastian Salmeron. The fourth grader has donated his allowance before – but this year wanted to up his game. So, he decided to sell fried dough pastries from his family’s Maywood bakery, Luceros, to schoolmates. KABC7

Two on-duty officers were injured in Boyle Heights when their SUV hit two parked cars near Cesar Chavez Avenue and Bridge Street. The officers were not involved a pursuit when they crashed, and the incident is under investigation. The Eastsider

People began lining at 2 a.m. Monday to order Christmas tamales in East Los Angeles. Here’s the video.CBS Los Angeles

A 54-unit Los Feliz Palms apartment property on Rodney Dr. has just been sold for $17.58 million – transferring ownership from a private trust to an unnamed investor. The property sold for $1.1 million over the asking price, according to a statement from the real estate agency that represented the buyer and seller, CBRE Group. L.A. Business Journal

Elsewhere in Los Feliz, Tony Kanal, the bass player for No Doubt, has flipped another house, this time at a profit of nearly $1 million. Kanal bought the house only last May for When he bought the fixer-upper in May for $1.66 million, selling it for $2.6 million through a limited liability company. It is unknown what renovations were made, but Kanal and his wife, Erin Lokitz, have worked with designers Jason and Laura O’Dell flipping houses before. L.A. Times

Echo Park resident Constantine Singer is debuting as a published novelist in the young-adult genre – “Strange Days,” sci-fi story of an Echo Park teenager in a fight between hostile aliens and a mix of humans and friendly aliens. Plus, time travel is thrown into the mix. Daily News

A 33-year-old homeless woman was found dead in a yard in the 1100 block of W. Edgeware Road Angelino Heights on the morning of Dec. 17. An investigation into the cause of Christine Marie Gonzales’ death is pending. Los Angeles County Coroner

L.A. Sanitation will turn your once merry Christmas tree into mulch and compost for landscaping. But there’s protocol for getting rid of the tree, as well as old wrapping paper and boxes. The Eastsider

One woman was killed and four others were injured after an early-morning house-fire in Boyle Heights. Firefighters arrived at the 2200 block of E. Sheridan Street to find the front of the one-story home in flames, and rescued a 66-year-old woman who was unconscious. However, the woman was pronounced dead after taken to a hospital.  The Eastsider

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