Silver Lake Trader Joe’s reopens; black-out at Dodger game; parking restrictions target Cal State L.A. students

Aug 5, 2018


A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside.

Customers and workers returned to the Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake on Thursday, nearly two weeks after store manager Melyda (Mely) Corado was killed by a police officer’s bullet during a gunbattle with a shooting suspect.  Outside, on a billboard in the parking lot, a message from the company said: “We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity shown to us by our customers, our neighbors, our friends. We are grateful for this community and all of your support.” The Eastsider

An errant mylar balloon caused a power outage at Dodger Stadium during a game between the Dodger and the Milwaukee Brewers. The LADWP said a metallic balloon came in contact with a power line, triggering the outage during the second inning. The power – and the game – resumed after 20 minutes. The Brewers won, 5-2. The Eastsider

New parking restrictions will impact Cal State L.A. students and workers who have been parking for free on the hilly streets near the campus. The City Council adopted a resolution prohibiting evening parking on numerous streets in the University Hills neighborhood west of the campus except for cars with the required permit. It’s the first time permit parking restrictions will be applied to El Sereno and comes about three years after neighboring Alhambra imposed similar street parking limits to deal with Cal State students. The Eastsider

The history, activism and progressive politics of the Jewish Bakers Union 453 of Boyle Heights. L.A. Taco

A brush fire broke out on a steep hillside on the far north end of Elysian Park on Monday. The L.A. Fire Department said the approximately one-acre blaze was extinguished shortly after 5 pm, about 40 minutes after it began. More than 60 firefighters and water-dropping helicopters were deployed to knock down the fire. There were no reports of injuries. No word on what may have caused the blaze. The Eastsider

Toshiko “Joy” Nagamori, who taught at Elysian Heights Elementary for nearly three decades, has died at age 92. One of her children, Lance Ito, was the judge who presided over the O.J. Simpson murder case.   Legacy

The LAPD has released bodycam video of officers who shot a man in Lincoln Heights after he’d allegedly stabbed his sister’s boyfriend last month. The stabbing took place during a graduation party on the evening of June 9. The edited video has images from the officer’s body cameras as they try to force open a metal security door. After being let into the home, officers try and fail to subdue the suspect, 22-year-old Victor Arroyo, by shooting several bean bag rounds from a shotgun as he struggles with his father. An officer then opens fire with a gun, striking Arroyo in the shoulder. The Eastsider

No word of when Cypress Park’s “dancing fountain” will ever come to life again. Dedicated more than seven years ago, the computer-controlled fountains – created by the same people who did the fountains at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas and the Americana at Brand in Glendale – were damaged only a few years later when construction began nearby on the new Riverside-Figueroa Bridge and a large traffic roundabout.  The Eastsider

Congressman Adam Schiff and other elected officials have asked the FAA to restore funding for a system that allows L.A. County residents to file complaints about helicopter noise. My News LA

The city will have to start paying rent to keep an LAPD radio transmission station in Montecito Heights. After having used two giant radio towers for free for nearly two decades at 1050 Montecito Drive, the city faces a new landlord who will be charging $5,200 a month. The hill, known as Flat Top, has been the home to radio towers since the 1940s, with broadcasters ranging from pop radio station KISS FM to the Echo Park-based International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The Eastsider

Possible Gang-Related Shootings

A man was found shot to death in El Sereno early Wednesday. The victim, a Latino male around 40 years old, was found dead at the 3800 block of Drysdale Avenue, with several bullet casings around him, after police responded to numerous calls of shots fired. The Eastsider

A shooting in Highland Park landed a 68-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man in the hospital Wednesday night. An unknown number of male suspects, described as Latinos, had been having a verbal argument at the 6100 block of Mesa Avenue at about 10 p.m. Thursday before firing numerous shots and striking the victims. It is unclear whether the suspects argued with the victims or with somebody else. The victims are in stable condition. The Eastsider

Scene of the Week

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Pink Walls and Stairway, Silver Lake | Bahadir Inozu

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