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Classic chopper grounded on East L.A. street

Classic chopper grounded on East L.A. street

bell helicopter parked on East L.A. street EAST LOS ANGELES –– It’s not unusual to see classic cars parked on the streets of East L.A. But a classic helicopter? C.J. Salgado, an aviation enthusiast and East L.A. resident, says a helicopter atop a trailer has been parked in the 5100 block of Via Corona for […]

5 Freeway in Boyle Heights shut down after CHP fatally shoots pedestrian

5 Freeway in Boyle Heights shut down after CHP fatally shoots pedestrian

Man shot by CHP near 5 Freeway near Mission Road Motorists are being advised to avoid the 5 Freeway near Mission Road after traffic lanes in Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights were shut down during the investigation of a fatal shooting of a pedestrian by a CHP officer right after midnight. KTLA reports that the […]

DTLA apartment glut; how to get a speed hump

DTLA apartment glut; how to get a speed hump

Downtown landlords are offering weeks of free rent and free parking after a building boom of new apartments has pushed the vacancy rate to 12% – three times higher than the rest of the city. KPCC Need a speed hump for your street? The Department of Transportation will start accepting applications for new speed humps […]

Tacos and kale juice match up; Mariscos Jalisco makes top 20; best coffee and doughnuts

Tacos and kale juice match up; Mariscos Jalisco makes top 20; best coffee and doughnuts

BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Drink kale juice with your tacos? According to Eater LA, the newly opened Street Tacos & Grill in Boyle Heights is making the joy of eating tacos a bit more guiltless by sipping kale juice . If you are not in the mood for street tacos, then try the burritos, mulitas, sopes […]

Pedestrian killed in Atwater Village after being struck by train

Pedestrian killed in Atwater Village after being struck by train

ATWATER VILLAGE — A pedestrian was killed this morning after being struck by a Metrolink train, according to the L.A. Fire Department. The collision took place shortly before noon near the 3000 block of Casitas Avenue and the 2 Freeway. No passengers or crew were injured on the train headed southbound to Union Station. > […]

School board president slapped with felony charges over campaign fundraising

School board president slapped with felony charges over campaign fundraising

Ref Rodriguez at Sept 12 School Board Meeting The L.A. County District Attorney  filed felony charges today against L.A. school board president Refugio “Ref” Rodriguez — a prominent charter school leader who grew up in Cypress Park  — for allegedly violating campaign fundraising laws. Rodriguez and his cousin allegedly reimbursed nearly $25,000 to donors, according […]

Price cuts on Boyle Heights duplex; new Echo Park townhouse; Highland Park 4-bedroom with a pool

Price cuts on Boyle Heights duplex; new Echo Park townhouse; Highland Park 4-bedroom with a pool

Prices on more than two dozen homes, condos, apartments and other Eastside properties dropped during the past week. Here are some examples, followed by a breakdown by neighborhood: Boyle Heights: $50,000 reduction for two 2-bedroom units on a lot, in need of repair. $500,000. Echo Park: Price drops more than $74,000 for a 4-bedroom townhouse […]

There’s no light at the end for this troubled Silver Lake tunnel; pedestrian passage to be permanently sealed

There’s no light at the end for this troubled Silver Lake tunnel; pedestrian passage to be permanently sealed

By BARRY LANK SILVER LAKE – Long ago, pedestrian tunnels seemed like a good idea. Little kids would avoid traffic by walking through a network of underground passageways. What. Could. Possibly. Go. Wrong. Well, now we know: People sleeping in the tunnels, defecating, leaving garbage. For the pedestrian tunnel under Sunset Boulevard at Golden Gate […]

Body found in L.A. River; Metro ridership drops; prison for tossing pit bull off cliff

Body found in L.A. River; Metro ridership drops; prison for tossing pit bull off cliff

Edited by BARRY LANK A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. Water-dropping helicopters took advantage of the recently refilled Silver Lake and Hyperion reservoirs, using a large hose to suck water into the aircraft. The La Tuna fire was raging at that time in the Verdugo […]

Environmental group warns public to stay out of L.A. River as kaykers prepare for boat race

Environmental group warns public to stay out of L.A. River as kaykers prepare for boat race

Kayakers preparing to launch into the river in Elysian Valley | Martha Benedict ELYSIAN VALLEY —  The environmental group Heal the Bay issued a last-minute warning on Friday advising the public to stay out of the L.A. River this weekend after it found “alarmingly high levels of bacterial pollution” in the water earlier this week. […]