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Boyle Heights: The lanky pine that rises above the Benjamin Franklin Library was decorated for the holidays.
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Glassell Park: A man was in stable condition after being injured Tuesday night in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. The victim said he walked to his vehicle at the border of Elysian Heights and Elysian Valley in an attempt to get to the hospital. the east side
More anti-camping pitches offered
Several months after the city passed its new anti-camping ordinance, Council Member Gil Cedillo released a list of places where it wants the law enforced. The sites range from areas near railway tracks to Lincoln Heights on the borders of Elysian Park.
Cedillo named 29 locations in council’s District 1 “for execution against sitting, lying, sleeping, or storing, using, maintaining, or placing personal property, or otherwise obstructing the public right of way…. ” However, only 15 of these sites are in the Eastside section of the Cedillo neighborhood.
The list includes Debs Park, Elysian Park, Sycamore Grove Park and other parks. But the council’s district spokesman, Conrado TerrazasCross, said the app would not be in parks. Instead, the new ordinance – LAMC 41.18 – only applies to public rights-of-way, such as sidewalks, and not to parks (there is a separate law that prohibits camping in parks).
“Therefore, it would start at the park property line not exceeding 500 feet from the park,” TerrazasCross said. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will assess each location, and resources and services will be offered to homeless people who live there, he said.
Some of the Municipal District 1 locations include:
- Albion Riverside Park – Lincoln Heights
- Artesian between Ave 33 and Humboldt – Lincoln Heights
- 21 Ave between N. Pasadena and Barranca, off the freeway ramp – Lincoln Heights
- 18 Ave between N. Pasadena, by active railroad – Lincoln Heights
- 21 Ave between Humboldt and an active railroad – Lincoln Heights
- Cypress Park Recreation Center
- Debs Park — Hermon/Montecito Heights
- Downey Park Pool – Lincoln Heights
- Elysian Park — Echo Park/Solano Canyon
- Greayor’s Oak Mini Park – Mount Washington
- Lincoln Heights Recreation Center
- Marmion Way between Avenue 57 and Avenue 58 – Highland Park
- Los Angeles Rio Park – Cypress Park
- Sycamore Grove Park – Highland Park
- Veterans Square at York Blvd and N. Figueroa St. — Highland Park
Full lists are available here and here.
The city council must approve the sites.
In November, District 14 Council’s Kevin de Leon and Mitch O’Farrell of District 13 Council submitted their lists. These include 16 Eastside locations.
Council Member Nithya Raman, a vocal critic of the law, does not plan to select sites in council’s District 4, which includes parts of Los Feliz and Silver Lake.
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Lincoln Heights: A section site of a controversial 468-unit apartment complex was once an illegal hazardous waste dump 40 years ago, Capitol and Main reported. In 1984, the LA District Attorney discovered 252 barrels of toxic waste buried in 141 West Ave. 34, now part of the five-acre Avenue 34 project. Yet this was not mentioned in a recent study by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. A resident discovered the site’s toxic past by researching newspaper archives online.
Respond to housing demand
Boyle Heights – A once unauthorized garage conversion is now a modern two-story home designed by the owner’s son. The New York Times says the converted garage behind the Martinez family home is an example of the unauthorized housing that has sprung up in Los Angeles in response to demand and defiance of the law. “City rules are finally catching up with how these places are used,” said a recent resident of the unit, said an architect. Luis Martinez.
Weapon Shop Issues
The City accused the operator of the gun store in Los Angeles Police Academy negligence, the LA Times said. It is the latest fallout after a former store manager was accused of stealing firearms and then selling them illegally, often to police officers. The city said the store was sloppy in its management and record keeping and negligent in its hiring and supervision.
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