A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.
A woman in Boyle Heights has just finishing giving away 5,000 pairs of shoes in and around East L.A., with the help of community volunteers. Toni Juarez said she received the shoes from Toms shoe company in August after writing letters to various companies asking for donations for a Christmas parade. She managed to give all the shoes away in about four weeks. Toms promised more shoes for Christmas, Juarez said. ABC7
The presidential campaign for Pete Buttigieg has hired Cecilia Cabello, an resident of Echo Park, to run its operation in California. Cabello is a former operative for Mayor Eric Garcetti and state director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Cabello was also appointed Vice President of L.A.’s Board of Public Works in November 2018. Politico
Future voting technology is on display this weekend in a mock election, including at Eastside voting centers in Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, East Los Angeles and the L.A. Zoo. Instead of stamping your choices in ink for next year's primary, you will use an iPad-like tablet housed in a bright yellow station to mark your ballot, which will be printed out on the spot for you to review and submit for counting. In this weekend's mock election, voters are casting their votes on such burning issues as their favorite L.A. beach or worst freeway to get stuck in traffic. The Eastsider