A Roundup of Eastside News & Info

A foul ball proved deadly at Dodger Stadium

ESPN was only just recently able to confirm the death with a county coroner. Linda Goldbloom was celebrating her 79th birthday and 59th wedding anniversary at a Padres-Dodgers game on Aug. 25 when a ball in the ninth inning went over the protective netting into the Loge Level, striking Goldbloom in the head. She died four days later of “acute intracranial hemorrhage due to history of blunt force trauma,” according to the coroner’s report. Television cameras had not shown where the ball went, and the event had gone unnoticed by the media until recently.

Forever 21 rings up a big sale 

The discount fashion retailer sold its Lincoln Heights headquarters and warehouse for $166 million, reports the L.A. Business Journal. That’s $128 million more than what Forever 21 paid nine years ago for the Mission Road property. The buyer was Blackstone Group, a major real estate investment firm.  It’s not clear whether Forever 21, which opened first store Highland Park in April 1984,   will remain Lincoln Heights, where it employs about 2,000 workers.

Dueling speed signs

The city recently installed a new 30 MPH speed limit sign on Cypress Avenue in Cypress Park as it changed limits to help catch speeders. However, across the street, an old 25 MPH sign remains, noted Facebook user Juan Navarro. Given how fast motorists drive on Cypress, both signs will probably be ignored.

In other news …

Cal State L.A. was awarded a $325,000 grant to open a Innovation and Design Center to teach undergraduate students about design and manufacturing the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology.

Eastside Scene of the Day


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