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The Eastsider LA - The Week's Top 10 stories
Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

The Top 10

COVID outbreaks hit Cypress Park Home Depot and Costco in Atwater Village

Two large big box retailers -- Costco in Atwater Village and Home Depot in Cypress Park -- have experienced two of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks on the Eastside, according to LA County public health data. Read more

Man dies after falling from Echo Park overpass

Echo Park -- A man died this morning after being thrown off an overpass during a fight, police said. Read more

Highland Park gang shooting leaves one dead

Highland Park -- One man was fatally shot Monday night in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting, police said. Read more

Driver arrested after chase through Glassell Park area

Police this morning arrested a suspect who led them on a brief car chase in the Glassell Park area. Read more

Tiny Target store opening on Temple Street

Echo Park - A small, new Target store with a Starbucks is coming to Temple Street. Read more

Chicano muralist prepares to restore his City Terrace landmark

In this issue: we look back at the nightclub Lalo Guerrero once ran in East Los Angeles. We also remember how an East LA neighborhood help capture the "Night Stalker." And a temporary COVID pay raise is in the works for some East LA workers. Read more

Hilltop Cabin with Views in Echo Park

Originally built in 1921, this airy hilltop cabin is full of warmth and light, upgrades and original character. Read more

L.A. COVID-19 cases trend downward, but surge isn't over

COVID-19 deaths continued to mount in Los Angeles County Wednesday, with more than 250 fatalities reported, but while new cases numbers, positivity rates and hospitalization figures are trending downward, the public health director said it's too early to proclaim the surge over. Read more

Highland Park librarian stays busy during the pandemic

Jennifer Duarte, Children's Librarian, Benjamin Franklin Branch Library in Boyle Heights. She has spearheaded popular series of virtual family and children's programs throughout the Northeast to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of families sheltered at home. Read more

How a health-conscious menu -- plus a killer chocolate chip cookie -- has kept Amara Kitchen afloat during the pandemic

Garvanza -- Paola Guasp founded Amara Kitchen at a time where there weren't many restaurants serving options for special diets like gluten-free, vegan, or paleo. She discovered her love for food at a young age, making her own meals at home while her mother worked late at a restaurant. Read more