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Oxy politics professor who inspired Obama dies; man describes Echo Park stabbing attack; Atwater bridge moving forward

MORNING REPORT: Roger Boesche, the Occidental College professor who stirred up Barack Obama's interest in politics, died in his Eagle Rock home this week .... A man who was stabbed 13 times after ordering food at an Echo Park taco truck describes how he defended himself against an attacker armed with two knives An El Sereno shooting on Monday left two men were injured near Oakland Street and Portola Avenue. Read More »

Jazz stages a comeback in Echo Park & Highland Park; teenage witch from The Craft now an Echo Park tarot card reader; L.A. home prices are back at their 2007 peak

MORNING REPORT: While jazz clubs having all but disappeared in Los Angeles, The Bootleg Theater in Echo Park and the ETA bar in Highland Park have emerged as among the few spaces showcasing a new generation of musicians ..... One of the actresses who played a teenage witch in the '90s film The Craft is now reading tarot cards for $40 in Echo Park ..... L.A. County's median home sales price hit $550,000 in April -- matching the peak price of a decade ago before the housing market fell into five-year-long decline. Read More »

Grass fire breaks out in Montecito Heights area; Metro to “re-imagine” bus service; East L.A Ska goes global

MORNING REPORT: A grass fire in the Montecito Heights area Monday night burned nearly 1.5-acres before fire crews on the ground, assisted by water-dropping helicopters, brought the blaze under control in about 40 minutes .... Metro is beginning a two-year-long effort to "re-imagine" the agency bus system and come up with solutions to reverse a steady decline in ridership .... Two East L.A. bands -- The Delirians and The Steady 45s -- recently launched a European tour, bringing their brand of reggae, ska and rocksteady to an international audience. Read More »

Silent protest held in support of Cal State L.A. student; fire scorches Debs Park; firefighters put out Silver Lake house fire

MORNING REPORT: About a dozen supporters of Cal State L.A. student Claudia Rueda held a silent rally at the El Sereno campus on commencement day to protest her detention by the U.S. Border Patrol .... An early morning vehicle fire on Sunday spread to vegetation, burning nearly three-quarters of an acre of steep terrain in Debs Park .... It took firefighters about 20 minutes to put out a fire in a Silver Lake home in the 3700 block of Marcia Drive Read More »

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