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Police say a deadly shooting in Cypress Park might be gang-related
The shooting on Saturday night in 2600 block of Roseview Avenue left one man dead and two others wounded, The Eastsider reported. Two days later, on Monday, one man was fatally shot in Cypress Park.
Atwater Village may gain a new historic landmark
The City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to declare a Spanish Colonial Revival-style building in the North Atwater Village a historic landmark, reports The Eastsider. The building on West San Fernando Road once served as a regional office for the McKee General Contractor Co., which was involved in building a wide variety of LA landmarks, from Union Station to the Theme Building at LAX. And even the federal prison on Terminal Island
A rehab is in the works for Silver Lake's historic Tokio Florist property
We don't know what they have in mind but representatives of architectural firms from Echo Park and New York are expected to discuss the potential restoration of the Tokio Florist property, a historic landmark next to the Silver Lake Trader Joe's, reports The Eastsider. The site has been described as a rare surviving example of the era when Japanese-Americans dominated the wholesale flower industry.
A giraffe named Hasina has died
The 12-year-old Masai giraffe named died Monday night hours after the breech birth of her stillborn calf at the LA Zoo in Griffith Park, reports The Eastsider. "Hasina has always been a favorite among staff and guests, and she will be greatly missed," said zoo official.
There's a chance LA restaurants could get the OK to resume indoor dining by the end of the month
Of course that depends on whether the transmission of COVID-19 continues to drop along with other indicators, reports The Eastsider. Movie houses, museums and gyms could also open indoor areas to the public, but on a limited basis.
LAPD Chief spends a night at LA County-USC Medical Center
Chief Michel Moore took himself to the Boyle Heights hospital on Monday night after not feeling well, The Eastsider reported. He was released Tuesday, but the LAPD did not say why the 60-year-old Moore needed to be hospitalized.
• A fundraiser has been created to buy library books in memory of Henry Monge, the Luther Burbank Middle School teacher who died suddenly last week.
• The owner of Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park is in the process of opening a small market and take-out restaurant on Verdugo Road, not to far from his bar, says What Now. Ryan Sweeney didn't provide many details about the new place, but is seeking city permission to sell a full-line of alcoholic beverages.
Espacio 1839, a Boyle Heights clothing, book and gift shop on First Street, plans to reopen on March 6.
March 3: Karrabing Film Collective Screening and Q&A
March 3: Intro to Basketry
March 3: Nela Plaza Townhall
March 4: Maru Garcia: membrane tensions
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