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East Hollywood -- As he was walking his daughter Clara to school in mid-June, Asa Shumskas noticed a pile of feathers on the sidewalk near a chain link fence overlooking the 101 Freeway. Walking closer, he discovered a red-tailed hawk, alert but not moving.

East Hollywood -- A five-story apartment building rising at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Lyman Place is visible from blocks away. How was a building nearly 60 feet tall approved in a neighborhood where few structures are even three stories high?

A spending bill that just passed the U.S. House of Representatives includes nearly $4.5 million for local projects, including several in East Hollywood, according to the office of Congressman Adam Schiff. Next, the federal funding bill needs to be signed into law by President Biden.

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