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The Eastsider LA - The Week's Top 10 stories
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
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Rubbish fire scorches vacant Echo Park restaurant

Echo Park -- A vacant restaurant was damaged early this morning by an outdoor rubbish fire that also scorched part of the interior. Read more

Body found on 5 Freeway near Griffith Park

Los Feliz -- A person who apparently was hit by one or more vehicles on the southbound 5 Freeway near Griffith Park was found dead this morning, authorities said. Read more

Cypress Park's "Egghead Stonehenge" still cracked and awaiting repair

Cypress Park - In late 2019, a vehicle plowed into "Faces of Elysian Valley," a cluster of egg-shaped sculptures in the middle of the busy Riverside Roundabout.

Two-and-a-half years later, the public art installation nicknamed the "Egghead Stonehenge" remains damaged as some neighborhood council members are pushing for repairs.   Read more

Griffith Park brush fire breaks out near observatory

Los Feliz -- A brush fire scorched about six acres and forced an evacuation of the famed Griffith Park Observatory this afternoon, and a person of interest was detained. Read more

New restaurants spots on York | Cha Cha Chá heading to Frogtown | Casita del Campo celebrates 60 years

Three new restaurants are preparing to open near each other along York Boulevard in Highland Park: Read more

Why a Glassell Park carnival ended in controversy

Glassell Park -- The Northeast Spring Carnival was supposed to be a fun event to raise money for youth programs at the L.A. Police Museum and LAPD. Instead, it turned out to be a big mess. Read more

Suspected car thief apprehended in Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock -- A car-theft suspect was arrested this afternoon after leading authorities on a pursuit. Read more

Mini-department store with cafe heads to replace former Silver Lake surplus store

Silver Lake:  A mini-department store with a rooftop cafe is planning to move into a former military surplus store. Read more

Echo Park Rite Aid store shutting down

Echo Park - The Rite Aid drug store on Glendale Boulevard is closing down for good on May 19 as part of a cost-cutting move. Read more

All Signs Point to Homes in Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Tujunga and More

Achieve elevated living in this newly-completed masterwork, a meticulously crafted Silver Lake modern seeking its first owner. Read more

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