Commission takes up Echo Park landmark nomination; man injured in Boyle Heights shooting; how Cal State L.A. ranks on upward mobility

Eastside Scene: Sad chair, Silver Lake | Katrina Alexy

  • A proposal to declare a 1920s Echo Park bungalow court a historic landmark is scheduled to be reviewed today, Thursday, Jan. 19 by the Cultural Heritage Commission. City staff has recommended that the commission should take the nomination, which has the support of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, under consideration. The owner wants to demolish the rent-controlled complex to build new for-sale homes.
  • Cal State L.A. in El Sereno was among the nation’s 10 top colleges when it came to a “mobility rate” that measured the proportion of low-income students who moved up economically over the years. NY Times

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