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Glassell Park’s Walnut Canyon gets attention from developers

GLASSELL PARK -- A group of residents in Glassell Park are concerned about a residential development proposed for Walnut Canyon. Still in the early stages, the developers plan to build 32 single-family homes on the hillside property now covered with lush green grass and trees. Several trees on the hillside have metal tags attached to the trunks and have been spray painted red, triggering concern about their fate. Read More »

Video released of Filipinotown hit-and-run; Councilman O’Farrell criticizes minimum-wage study choice; motorists to prepare for “swarm maintenance” at East L.A. interchange

Morning Report: A surveillance video was released showing the hit-and-run of a woman and her grandson as they crossed Beverly Boulevard hand-in-hand in Historic Filipinotown ... Caltrans is warning motorists to expect delays this weekend at the East L.A. interchange as ramps are closed for “swarm maintenance” ... A UC Berkeley research team that authored a mostly positive study of Mayor Garcetti's proposed minimum wage hike has been hired to conduct an "independent" review of the very same proposal, prompting 13th District Councilman Mitch O'Farrell to call the decision "outrageous and unacceptable" Read More »

Gunman gets life in prison for Echo Park & Glassell Park killings; Building & Safety plays waiting game with Eastside complaints; Boyle Heights job center

Morning Report: A Superior Court judge sentenced Andre Uphshaw to two consecutive life sentences for a pair of gang-related killings in Echo Park and Glassell Park in March 2009 ... The Building & Safety Department takes about three months on average to respond to complaints about illegal construction, code enforcement and other problems filed by Eastside residents ... City opens Boyle Heights jobs center to connect residents with local employers ... The families of two Lincoln Heights women who were murdered in separate incidents three years ago are still waiting for the killers to be found Read More »

Charming Spanish Duplex in Los Feliz | Open Sunday

A short distance from Griffith Park in a highly sought-after section of Los Feliz, this over 2,200 square-foot, 2-story vintage 1928 duplex retains its original though updated charm, with carefully restored windows and hardware, authentic Spanish-style light fixtures, and much more. Read More »

Man dies trying to stop car thief in Boyle Heights; Bighorn sheep dies in Los Feliz; trees topple in Highland Park & Montecito Heights

Morning Report: A 19-year-old man who threw himself on the hood of his car to stop it from being stolen died after the vehicle crashed into a Boyle Heights building and exploded into flame ... A Bighorn sheep that escaped from the L.A. Zoo died after being shot with a tranquilizer in a Los Feliz driveway ... Two trees - one in Montecito Heights and the other on the border of Eagle Rock and Highland Park - fell this weekend near homes ... The work of Ryan Schude, whose photographs have been featured on The Eastsider, is featured in a solo gallery show ... Lost in Eagle Rock: White, Medium-Sized Cockapoo Read More »

Gold Line bringing building boom to Boyle Heights; burglars busy in Eagle Rock; new veterans monument for El Sereno; Garfield beats Roosevelt 42-7

Morning Report: Metro is moving forward with five residential and commercial developments near Gold Line stations in Boyle Heights. Building Los Angeles ... A man was killed during an early morning collision on the 5 Freeway north of the 10 Freeway ... Police say that several recent residential burglaries on the east side of Eagle Rock might be related ... A ground breaking will be held today for a $100,000 El Sereno Veterans Monument to be built in the median of Huntington Drive Not Even Close: The Garfield Bulldogs trounced the Roosevelt Roughriders 41-7 during the 80th Annual East L.A. Classic. L.A. Times Read More »