A Roundup of Eastside News & Info

What to do with human waste from RV dwellers. Super A Foods in Glassell Park gets a role in A Star Is Born. And ex-ESPN host Jemele Hill gets engaged on top of the tallest building of Echo Park. Your News & Notes for Thursday.

A homage to Glassell Park’s Super A 

Super A Foods makes a cameo appearance in A Star is Born, where Ally Campana, played by Lady Gaga makes her debut performance.

But Ringer writer Allison Herman argues that the California grocery store, with it’s Mid-Century architecture and purposeful catering to Latino and Asian customers, deserves some recognition.

Founded in 1971 by Lou Amen, it is, as food writer Javier Cabral says, “a supermarket that still exemplifies old-school L.A., before it became globalized, before this new wave of supermarkets came in.”

RV dwellers can now dispose of human waste at city sanitation yard

The proliferation of people living in their RV on city streets has created a problem about the dumping of human waste.

An aide for Councilman Gil Cedillo, whose district includes  Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, Highland Park, told the Boulevard Sentinel that “we were starting to see illegal dumping all around the district,”

To prevent health problems from the human waste, the North Central Sanitation Yard in Lincoln Heights is now open to dispose of human waste on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Marriage proposal on Citibank building helipad in Echo Park


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Former ESPN host Jemele Hill got engaged on top of the Citibank building in Echo Park. Hill announced the news on  Instagram, where her post captures the emotional proposal against the backdrop of the city and Echo Park Lake below.

“I’ve called this my year of transition. I left a job, started a new job, moved to a new city and now … I’m engaged to the love of my life. I’m overjoyed and immensely blessed,” she wrote on Instagram.

In Hill’s post, her fiancé kneels, showing her the ring with Downtown and Echo Park Lake in the distance. The sun is glowing and Hill, who now writes for The Atlantic, is clearly overcome with emotion.

Apparently the outspoken host, whose negative Twitter comments on President Trump led to her departure, was up on the roof’s heliport for a helicopter ride. Is there any better time to propose?

Rachel Uranga is a Los Angeles-based writer

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