Happy Saturday, neighbors; today is National Underground America Day, which was created by earth-shelter architect Malcolm Wells in 1974! Here’s everything going on around Los Angeles today.
How did two workers get exposed to deadly fentanyl at an apartment complex? Also, to fire brush led to Freeway closures. Finally, why did Gil Cedillo move vendors out of the El Salvador Corridor?
First, today’s weather:
Mostly sunny and very warm. High: 89 Low: 62.
Who should be the next Los Angeles Mayor? Please share your thoughts! (As of today, Rick Caruso leads the pack with 52.4% of your votes, and Karen Bass is in second place with 29.1%. Gina Viola is in third with 6%, and kevin de leon comes in fourth with 3.9%.)
Here are the top stories today in Los Angeles:
- Two maintenance workers died on Thursday morning at an apartment complex in the 800 block of South Olive Street. The cause of death is likely to “deadly fentanyl exposure” but “it is unknown how the two workers got exposed to fentanyl.” (Fox)
- On Thursday afternoon, the LAFD fought a Brentwood brush fire on the 2400 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard. Even though firefighters were able to extinguish the flames in about 21 minutes, subsequent flare-ups required additional attention and there was a “closure of Sepulveda Boulevard and at least one lane of the southbound 405 Freeway in the vicinity of the fire.” (KTLA)
- If you can’t find your favorite street vendor along the El Salvador Corridor in greater koreatown this week, you’re not alone. We learned Friday that Councilmember Gil Cedillo and the Department of Sanitation removed more than 50 street vendors “from their ongoing market space.” “Shocked vendors received word that the block had been cordoned off with chain link fence with little warning, leaving many unsure of what to do next.” (L.A. Eater)
- the Woods WeHo opened Friday. Located at 8271 Santa Monica Boulevard, it is described as a “craft cannabis . . . a lush consumption lounge (that) will serve premium organic, sun-grown, California herb.” (WeHoTimes)
- the Trebek Centernamed for alex trebeck, opened Thursday. It is a 107-bed homeless shelter Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission built on the site of an abandoned “23,000-square-foot roller rink called skateland.” You have until Sunday to tour the facility before it opens to clients. (Spectrum News 1)
Today in Los Angeles:
- Nourishing Our Connection To Self And Community at 905 E El Segundo Blvd (8 AM)
- Pacoima Wash Natural Park Community Clean Up (9AM)
- Orangetheory And Playcation Community Workout at the Runway Playa Vista (9 AM)
- Sweat & Stretch With Free People Movement at The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge (9:30 AM)
- Artist Evening With RISK at Choice Contemporary (4 PM)
From my notebook:
- Our Canterbury Knolls neighbor lost their little white dog at 67th street off of Cimarron…she is 7 years old, 15 lbs, and looks like she’s had puppies, but that was years ago. (Next Door)
- A Hollywood Cahuenga neighbor is looking to rehome a well-trained purebred Siberian Husky that’s big, has a lot of energy, and demands a lot of work and attention. (Next Door)
- A neighbor in the area of Highland Park York Blvd S is wondering what white spots are on a ficus tree. They have several in the yard and 3 of them have these all over & seem to be thriving less than the others (they’re not dying, but they are not growing as much). (Next Door)
- A Toluca Lake neighbor is looking for any nice/decent restaurants walkable from SoFi Stadium. Or a real restaurant inside the stadium? (Next Door)
- Our Garvanza South neighbor needs a caregiver for their cats. (Next Door)
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— Sylvia Cochran
About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.
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