Thursday, June 29, 2017

News and notes

L.A. River Path in Silver Lake

City moves to drop Columbus Day; Lincoln Heights house fire

MORNING REPORT: The city took a step to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 2 over the objections of Italian-Americans .... It took firefighters less than 20 minutes to extinguish a Lincoln Heights blaze that broke out Wednesday night in the back of a home in the 3600 block of N. Broadway. Read More »

Echo Park Lake ducks and runner

City Hall reviews short-term rental restrictions; pushback against Boyle Heights beer tasting room

MORNING REPORT: Hundreds of people attended a City Council hearing over proposed new restrictions on short-term rentals .... Union de Vecinos, a Boyle Heights community group, is appealing a zoning administrator's approval of a beer tasting room at Dry River Brewing in the 600 block of Anderson Street .... Newly elected 34th District Congressman Jimmy Gomez gets the keys to his new Capitol Hill office. Read More »

Hazy Morning, Elysian Park

L.A. Unified enrollment keeps dropping; East Hollywood arson suspect arrested; City Council to honor Eagle Rock refugee advocate

MORNING REPORT: L.A. Unified will see enrollment drop by nearly 34,000 students over the next three years, continuing a downward trend since 2003 .... A 20-year-old man suspected of arson is being held on $75,000 bail in connection with Monday's blaze that swept through an East Hollywood construction site ....Miry Whitehill, the Eagle Rock woman whose Miry's List has helped hundreds of refugees, will be honored today by the City Council Read More »

Man fatally shot in Historic Filipinotown; large fire hits East Hollywood; affordable housing fee stuck in City Council

MORNING REPORT: One man was killed after being shot Saturday night in Historic Filipinotown near Temple and Coronado Street .... A large fire early this morning in the 400 block of North Heliotrope Drive in East Hollywood left an apartment building under construction heavily damaged ... Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposal to raise $100 million annually for affordable housing by imposing a "linkage fee" on new construction remains tied up in the City Council Read More »

Cal State L.A. student released by Border Patrol; man shot by police in El Sereno was a reformed gang member, friends say; Congressional election update

MORNING REPORT: A federal judge released a Cal State L.A. student and immigration rights activist who was being held by the Border Patrol because she is in the country illegally. Supporters claim that Claudia Rueda of Boyle Heights had been detained by the Border Patrol in retaliation for protesting the arrest of her mother by federal agents .... The family and friends Pedro Echeverria voiced support for the 18-year-old who was shot by police in El Sereno one day after he graduated from high school Read More »