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The aftermath of a York Boulevard crash

GLASSELL PARK –  The photos of a Ford Bronco taken by a Glassell Park resident show the results of a crash that took place at about 3.am. Saturday morning in the 3800 block of York Boulevard  near Verdugo Road.  A sedan hit the Bronco, which was parked on the street from behind and slid under the SUV, pushing the Bronco ... Read More »

Police pursuit ends in Glassell Park

A Glassell Park resident named Lisa wants to find out what happened early Tuesday morning when police officers on the ground assisted by an LAPD chopper overhead  spent about two hours near Carlye Street and Carlyle Place.  “Many police vehicles, officers on foot, and a constantly circling helicopter were on the scene for at least two hours,” she writes in ... Read More »

Suspected East L.A. home invasion robber arrested

View East L.A. Home Invasion Robberies in a larger map The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with a pair of home invasion robberies in East Los Angeles. But authorities said they believe that Josue Vasquez, who allegedly wore a  mask when he robbed his female victims at gunpoint, may be responsible for other similar ... Read More »

Vandals leave their mark on Echo Park Avenue

Residents who live on on the southern tip of Echo Park Avenue awoke on Sunday morning to find a large amount of tagging and broken glass. Vandals sprayed gold and red spray across garage doors and retaining walls.  Even the Cathedral Center of St. Paul and the Echo Park Recreation Center were hit  over night.  Most of the damage appeared ... Read More »

Car ends up on sidewalk in front of Silver Lake nightclub

Photo by David Bramante A LAFD crew showed up at  Los Globos in Silver Lake this afternoon after a red vehicle ended up on the sidewalk in front of the Sunset Boulevard nightclub. The Eastsider has not been able to get more details about the incident, which took place at about 2 p.m., to find out if anyone was injured. Read More »

Gunfire but no injuries in Silver Lake

Some Silver Lake residents living near Parkman Avenue and Silver Lake Boulevard awoke at about 3 a.m. to the sound of multiple gunshots and screeching tires. “Last night we were thrown from our bed from the sound of gunfire,” said one Silver Lake man who snapped photos of the bullet casings this morning . “Very scary. Not sure what happened ... Read More »

Car has close call with Silver Lake tax office

Photo by Jesse Saucedo Police and a small crowd gathered in front of a Silver Lake tax preparation office this afternoon after a dark-colored sedan ended up on the sidewalk on Sunset Boulevard near Coronado Street.  Jesse Saucedo took these photos as he was driving by at about 2:30 p.m.  No information was available about how the car ended up ... Read More »

East L.A. power outage repaired after nearly 24 hours

Some East L.A. electrical customers were without power for nearly a day after some high-voltage cables fell on to the street.  Residents near Sixth Street and Hoefner Avenue heard a large boom at about 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day, reports East L.A. resident C.J. Salgado.  County sheriff and fire department units closed off nearby streets as crews from Southern ... Read More »

Echo Park crash blocks Sunset Boulevard

Crash at Sunset and Rosemont, Echo Park. Photo by Kevin Kuzma. A crash involving a car and pick up truck this afternoon temporarily blocked some traffic lanes on Sunset Boulevard  near Rosemont Street.   The crash at about 1 p.m. left a light-colored sedan on the sidewalk and a pick up truck in the middle of the street, said Kevin Kuzma, ... Read More »

Highland Park man with a machete beanbagged by police

A man was taken into custody early this afternoon after he was hit by a police bean bag, according to the Northeast Division.  The incident involving the “non-compliant” man drew a large police presence in the area of Marion Way and Avenue 51 after 1 p.m., according to the division’s Facebook page.  An officer at the Northeast Division station  said ... Read More »

Echo Park resident warns of suspicous woman on Grafton Street

An Echo Park resident early this morning saw a woman with binoculars on Grafton Street looking at house and inside vehicles. It’s not clear what the woman was doing but the Echo Park resident fears the woman might have been casing homes. She provides more details: It was about 7:05 this morning. She was walking up Grafton Street wearing black ... Read More »

Echo Park motel guests greeted with gusher

A vehicle sheared off a fire hydrant early this morning near Sunset Boulevard and Elysian Park Avenue, sending a gusher of water up into the air front of the Echo Park Super 8 Motel. Stephen Walker, who lives nearby,  sent in photos and an account about what happened: “Huge wreck last night at about 1:45am at Sunset and Elysian Park ... Read More »

Echo Park gang member caught tagging

Some Echo Park residents spent part of Monday cleaning up after a tagger left his mark on the walls, gates and even a palm tree near the corner of Laveta Terrace and Scott Avenue. But at least one person did more than just clean up the blue spray paint; they called police.  As a result, an adult male and member ... Read More »