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Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Boyle Heights pre-dawn shooting leaves one injured

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A shooting early this morning along South Bernal Street left one person injured. Hollenbeck Division police said a male Latino was shot in the torso along the 900 block of Bernal Street at 4:45 a.m. The shooting occurred outdoors. The victim is in ... Read More »

A “free” L.A. River bridge to cost millions in public funds; brush fire burns near Highland Park homes; a visit with Echo Park artist Peter Shire

MORNING REPORT: The City Council approved the construction of a new, $16 million L.A. River bridge connecting North Atwater Village and Griffith Park .... Firefighters put out a brush fire in the 4800 block of Marmion Way in Highland Park on Friday night before it spread to nearby homes .... A visit to the studio of Echo Park potter and sculptor Peter Shire. Read More »

L.A. makes room for more than 27,000 new residents; Congressional candidate woos Berniecrats; Lincoln High volleyball team celebrates turnaround

MORNING REPORT: The City of Los Angeles added an estimated 27,133 new residents between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016 .... Jimmy Gomez appears to be winning over some Berniecrats and other progressive voters as he campaigns against Robert Lee Ahn in the 34th Congressional District runoff .... The Boys Volleyball Team at Lincoln High was celebrating this week after winning a CIF L.A. City Division championship, marking a big turnaround for the team Read More »

Oxy politics professor who inspired Obama dies; man describes Echo Park stabbing attack; Atwater bridge moving forward

MORNING REPORT: Roger Boesche, the Occidental College professor who stirred up Barack Obama's interest in politics, died in his Eagle Rock home this week .... A man who was stabbed 13 times after ordering food at an Echo Park taco truck describes how he defended himself against an attacker armed with two knives An El Sereno shooting on Monday left two men were injured near Oakland Street and Portola Avenue. Read More »

Jazz stages a comeback in Echo Park & Highland Park; teenage witch from The Craft now an Echo Park tarot card reader; L.A. home prices are back at their 2007 peak

MORNING REPORT: While jazz clubs having all but disappeared in Los Angeles, The Bootleg Theater in Echo Park and the ETA bar in Highland Park have emerged as among the few spaces showcasing a new generation of musicians ..... One of the actresses who played a teenage witch in the '90s film The Craft is now reading tarot cards for $40 in Echo Park ..... L.A. County's median home sales price hit $550,000 in April -- matching the peak price of a decade ago before the housing market fell into five-year-long decline. Read More »

Grass fire breaks out in Montecito Heights area; Metro to “re-imagine” bus service; East L.A Ska goes global

MORNING REPORT: A grass fire in the Montecito Heights area Monday night burned nearly 1.5-acres before fire crews on the ground, assisted by water-dropping helicopters, brought the blaze under control in about 40 minutes .... Metro is beginning a two-year-long effort to "re-imagine" the agency bus system and come up with solutions to reverse a steady decline in ridership .... Two East L.A. bands -- The Delirians and The Steady 45s -- recently launched a European tour, bringing their brand of reggae, ska and rocksteady to an international audience. Read More »