City Council approves 2028 Olympics deal; Elysian Heights’ place in SoCal cat history

Aug 12, 2017

Eastside Scene: Daybreak, Elysian Park | Scott Fajack

News & Notes From Across The Eastside

  • The City Council endorsed an agreement to host the 2028 Olympics and cover any cost overruns without an updated figures about the costs involved. L.A. Times
  • The story of Room 8 — the feline mascot of Elysian Heights Elementary during the 1950s and 1960s — will be featured in a lecture on Southern California cat history that will be presented at CatCon. KPCC

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