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Hottest Thanksgiving on record; Amber Alert boy found in Mexico; call to stop ‘library porn’

Eastside Review

Edited BY BARRY LANK

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

  • A missing Boyle Heights toddler was found in Mexico and has been turned over to U.S. authorities at a border crossing in the San Diego area. Police believe that the father of Noe Reyna abducted the boy and took him to Mexico after a judge ordered the toddler to be put in protective custody. Officials are seeking to extradite the father, Carlos Ivan Reyna, to face charges. CBS2 & L.A. Times
  • A temporary exhibit showcasing Dodger memorabilia opens Friday for approximately three months at Dodger Stadium. The show, “60 Years in L.A.,” includes the 2017 Dodgers National League Pennant trophy, the last out game ball caught by Rick Dempsey, World Series rings and other items.  Dodger Insider
  • Some landlords are taking advantage of an obscure law that permits them to rent out apartments and condominiums to overnight guests, a practice that removes the units from the rental market and worsens the housing shortage, advocates say. L.A. Times
  • Some buildings in Boyle Heights could be torn down if the L.A. school district goes through with plans for an estimated $137 million makeover of Roosevelt High. The Eastsider
  • Silver Lake activist and neighborhood council member Rusty Millar died earlier this month while in New Mexico. The posting on the neighborhood council’s Facebook page said that Millar, a marathon runner, died unexpectedly but did not provide a cause of death.
  • One family slept in a tent outside the Atwater Village Best Buy for three days in hopes of scoring Black Friday deals and capturing “the shopping spirit.” L.A. Times
  • It may be possible to be too thin in L.A. – if you’re a tree. A resident in Angeleno Heights reports says tree trimmers did “a hack job,” leaving her street looking like “like a sea of concrete.” The Eastsider
  • L.A.’s underestimates the number of homeless people during its annual count, according to a new study that also says the count’s year-to-year shifts in gender, ethnicity and age breakdowns are not “plausible.” L.A. Times
  • Watching pornography on a library computer would be barred under a proposal by 4th District Councilman David Ryu, who also wants the LAPD to find out what it can do to beef up security at the branches. Ryu co-sponsored the City Council motion in response to an investigation by NBC4 into lewd and criminal behavior at city libraries. NBC4
  • An armed robbery suspect has worn a white paper mask during least a half dozen hold ups in the past two weeks in Eagle Rock and Highland Park. Police say the suspect uses a small blue steel revolver that resembles a “starter pistol,” and possibly leaves the area in a silver Nissan Sentra or similar vehicle. The Eastsider
  • L.A. had the highest temperatures for Thanksgiving since record-keeping began in 1877, with the temperature downtown Angeles hitting 92 degrees. L.A. Times
  • After a Highland Park family lost their Thanksgiving dinner when their oven burst into flames, firefighters from Station No. 12 provided a holiday meal to replace the one lost in the fire. Fox 11
  • A man was found dead Friday morning in a shed that had caught fire behind an East Los Angeles home in the 600 block of S. Fetterly Avenue. Arson and homicide investigators were called to the scene but the cause of the fire has not been determined. ABC7
  • An Amtrak train traveling to Union Station struck and killed a man Friday night on the tracks near the L.A. River across from Lincoln Heights. The victim, described as a Latino male between the ages of 55 and 65, was pronounced dead at the scene on a section of track between the Broadway and Spring Street bridges, according to the LAPD Central Traffic Division and the L.A. Fire Department. The Amtrak engineer sounded the train’s horn and began applying the brakes but the train was not able to stop in time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Campos at (213) 486-0755.

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