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Boyle Heights tenants protest rent increase; tuition going up for Cal State students; cop blames brain tumor on chemical exposure at former Northeast police station

Eastside Scene: Tenants of a Boyle Heights apartment building staged a protest outside the offices of their landlord after they were hit with rent increases as high as 90% .... An LAPD officer diagnosed with a brain tumor claims it is the result of exposure to chemicals at the former LAPD Northeast Division station in Glassell Park ... Tuition for in-state students at Cal State L.A. and other CSU campuses will rise $278 starting in the next academic year. Read More »

Sleepy driver crashes in Cypress Park; 14 homes proposed for Eagle Rock; why Congressman Schiff is more labradoodle than Doberman

MORNING REPORT: A fire hydrant was sheared off and four parked cars damaged after police said a driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed in Cypress Park .... A developer is planning to build 14 homes on a 4.5-acre site in the 4800 block of Onteora Way in Eagle Rock .... Rep Adam Schiff was in the spotlight this week for his opening statement and questions during a nationally televised congressional hearing on Russian involvement in last year's presidential campaign Read More »

Man shot dead in Boyle Heights; Council District 1 candidates head for runoff election; man goes missing in East L.A.

MORNING REPORT: Police are asking for help to find the suspect or suspects responsible for the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man in Boyle Heights on Monday morning ....The final tally of votes from the March 7 primary shows that incumbent First District Councilman Gil Cedillo will be forced into a runoff with second-place vote getter Joe Bray-Ali .... The public is being asked to help find Luciano Rodriguez, a 65-year-old East Los Angeles man suffering from dementia Read More »

Police search for shooting suspect wearing a white cowboy hat; Los Feliz robbery suspect apprehended; the life of a Highland Park artist manager

MORNING REPORT: A man wearing a white cowboy hat shot and wounded another man at the scene of a traffic collision near Beverly Boulevard and Reno Street in Historic Filipinotown ..... One of two Los Feliz robbery suspects was apprehended after police distributed photos from home surveillance cameras ..... What does an artist manager do? Alexis Rivera of Highland Park explains his take on managing the career of bands, performers and other artists. Read More »

Echo Park man challenges gang injunctions; the Bernie Sanders effect on the 34th Congressional District race; Boyle Heights fire

MORNING REPORT: BuzzFeed weighs in on a lawsuit filed last year over the city's gang injunctions, including the ones that apply to Echo Park .... The L.A. Times takes a look at the influence Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is having on the 34th District Congressional race .... Two temporary construction trailers on Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights sustained heavy damage during a Tuesday night fire Read More »

Fire breaks out in East Hollywood strip mall; East L.A. subway under study; Echo Park record label moving to Boyle Heights

MORNING REPORT: Firefighters prevented an early morning blaze at an East Hollywood strip mall on Fountain Avenue from spreading to a four-story apartment building next door ..... A subway under Atlantic Boulevard in East Los Angeles are among the concepts being studied as part of a possible extension of the Gold Line to Whittier ..... Lolipop Records is moving from Echo Park to Boyle Heights, where the record label has met with some "unfriendly reactions" amid gentrification tensions Read More »

Angeleno Heights woman robbed by burglars posing as LADWP workers; El Sereno neighbors disturbed by naked neighbor

MORNING REPORT: Two men posing at LADWP workers stole an elderly woman’s jewelry Friday morning in the 1300 block of Bellevue Avenue in Angeleno Heights .... Police they say there’s not much they can do about the erratic behavior of an El Sereno man who frequently runs through the neighborhood naked and yells obscenities from his front porch .... A retrospective of the work of pioneering Chicano artist Frank Romero included The Arrest of Los Paleteros, a painting depicting the arrest of vendors at Echo Park Lake Read More »

Fire breaks out in Los Feliz; the Lincoln Heights man who fixed the Hotel Californian sign; Silver Lake resident receives Cuban honor

MORNING REPORT: It took firefighters nearly half an hour to put out a blaze that broke out in a Los Feliz hillside home in the 1800 block of Deloz Avenue .... Lincoln Heights resident Paul Greenstein explains how he restored the 1927 Hotel Californian neon sign ..... Silver Lake resident Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Churches, will be the first American citizen to be given Cuba's CENESEX award, which honors those who advocate for tolerance on LGBTQ issues Read More »

Nail biting time for Cedillo reelection campaign; looking back at Elliott Smith’s Either/Or 20 years later

MORNING REPORT: Most of the City Council candidates seeking reelection on Tuesday won by comfortably wide margins - except for 1st District Councilman Gil Cedillo, who barely avoided a runoff with 50.98% of the vote, according to preliminary results .... A remastered version Either/Or -- the album that helped propel indie singer-songwriter Elliott Smith into the mainstream -- has been issued 20 years after its debut Read More »

Undocumented dad faces “uphill battle” from being deported; Echo Park & Silver Lake housing developments face review

MORNING REPORT: Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, the undocumented immigrant who was arrested by ICE agents as he was dropping off his daughters at schools in Lincoln Heights and Highland Park, faces an "uphill battle" to keep from being deported ..... A committee of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council will review plans for a 50-unit residential building planned for 2468 Glendale Blvd. .... A proposed seven-unit, townhouse house development planned for 985 N. Everett St. is scheduled to be reviewed by a committee of the Echo Park Neighborhood Council Read More »