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West Hollywood mayor John Duran asked to step down amid harassment allegations

West Hollywood mayor John Duran asked to step down amid harassment allegations

An attendee of the 2018 Los Angeles Women’s March waving a rainbow flag.; Credit: Becca Murray/KPCC Itxy Quintanilla | AirTalk® Members of the West Hollywood city council on Tuesday called for John Duran to resign as mayor. This comes after several men from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles accused Duran of sexual harassment […]

On the Market: $599,000 Cypress Park Craftsman; $1.3 million Eagle Rock Spanish; $669,999 East L.A. duplex

On the Market: $599,000 Cypress Park Craftsman; $1.3 million Eagle Rock Spanish; $669,999 East L.A. duplex

On The Market New Eastside Listings Around 80 single-family homes, condos and other properties went up for sale on the Eastside during the last week. Here’s a sample of what’s new on the market: Cypress Park: 2-bedroom bungalow, circa 1911, with original details. $599,000. Eagle Rock: 3-bedroom/2-bathroom Spanish bungalow. Upgraded electrical and plumbing. $1,299,000. East Los […]

New L.A. City ordinance requiring contractors to disclose NRA business ties raises First Amendment questions

New L.A. City ordinance requiring contractors to disclose NRA business ties raises First Amendment questions

Los Angeles City Hall.; Credit: Photo by Harshil Shah via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® The Los Angeles City Council passed a law Tuesday requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell sought the ordinance in the wake of recent U.S. mass shootings. He […]

Closing the gap between the South Pasadena and L.A. bike paths

Closing the gap between the South Pasadena and L.A. bike paths

South Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail By BARRY LANK Last fall South Pasadena opened the short (less than a mile) but relatively wide and landscaped Arroyo Seco Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail. Now, there’s an effort to close an approximately 1,000 gap between the new path and the longer Arroyo Seco Bicycle Path that runs along […]

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, convicted

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, convicted

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka “el Chapo Guzman” (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City.; Credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® One of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after […]

292-foot-long ceramic serape to unfold in El Sereno

292-foot-long ceramic serape to unfold in El Sereno

The general tile patterns and elevation chart for “El Sereno Serape,” by Sonia Romero/Courtesy of L.A Cultural Affairs (DCA) By BARRY LANK El Sereno  – A new serape-themed mural is in the works for Alhambra Avenue near Lowell Street. The city’s Cultural Affairs Commission has approved the concept by artist Sonia Romero for “El Sereno Serape.”  […]

A deep dive into the state’s audit on prison reform and recidivism

A deep dive into the state’s audit on prison reform and recidivism

California’s Corcoran State Prison.; Credit: Grant Slater/KPCC AirTalk® Ambitious goals were set in 2012 to help California inmates make the transition back to life on the outside. But as the Los Angeles Times reports, a new state audit found that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has not connected prisoners with social programs designed to […]

Boyle Heights Netflix dramedy | Franklin High wins L.A. academic decathlon | Los Feliz eyed for temporary homeless shelter

Boyle Heights Netflix dramedy | Franklin High wins L.A. academic decathlon | Los Feliz eyed for temporary homeless shelter

News and notes from across the Eastside Boyle Heights dramedy coming to Netflix Neflix is developing a half-hour,  bilingual dramedy from the creators of Gente-fied: The Digital Series, a web show that tackles gentrification, bicultural identity and queer intimacy in Boyle Heights, reports Remezcla.  Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chavez, will co-create the 10-part series […]

Death at Dodger game revealed | Business burglaries | War games over Echo Park

Death at Dodger game revealed | Business burglaries | War games over Echo Park

EDITED by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. A woman died in August after being hit in the head by a foul ball at Dodger Stadium, according to ESPN, which was only recently able to confirm the story with the county coroner. Linda […]

Sophisticated Contemporary Home with Epic Views, Presented by Tracy Do

Sophisticated Contemporary Home with Epic Views, Presented by Tracy Do

Sponsored Post 3949 Brilliant Drive | Glassell Park Perched on a scenic hillside in trendy Glassell Park, this spacious home resonates with Mid-Century Modern tones and provides spectacular views. The main level features an expansive great room with high vaulted ceilings and a marble-clad hearth; oversized windows showcase a dramatic panorama of the San Gabriel […]

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