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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 »