๐ŸŒฑ Gun Death At N Orange Grove & Melrose + 90 min slow chase downtown

Up and To Them, Los Angeles; today is National Loyalty Day, proclaimed in 1959 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower! Let’s kick off this Sunday with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

A man has been found shot dead in a car. Also, there was a slow speed chase, and it took SWAT to end it. Finally, the LA Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer could miss two seasons.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Areas of low cloud, then sun. High: 75 Low: 55. Today’s pollen distribution shows moderate levels for grass.

Who should be the next mayor of Los Angeles? Please share your thoughts! (Nowadays, Karen Bass leads the pack with 42.1% of your votes, and Rick Caruso is in second place with 36.8%!)

Here are today’s top stories in Los Angeles:

  1. At 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, the LAPD found a fatally shot man in his vehicle. The car was parked near North Orange Grove and Melrose Avenues. “Police said residents in the area said they heard two gunshots around 10 p.m. Friday, but no one called the police.” (SCS)
  2. Why did it take 90 minutes to LAPD to catch a silver sedan on Friday that was “driving at about 5 to 15 miles per houroften got out of his vehicle and made erratic hand gestures at the police? ยป slow speed chase crossed several Downtown neighborhoods. Eventually a tire fell off, but the driver didn’t want to surrender. CRUSH rolled over and arrested the driver “on charges of criminal evasion and a number of traffic offences”. (NBC)
  3. LA Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer Didn’t have a good Friday. major league baseball suspended him for 324 games “as part of the sport’s domestic violence policy.” The athlete announced that he is appealing the decision that could bench him for two full seasons. You may recall a woman accusing him of going “too far” in otherwise consensual sex, which the prosecutor refused to pursue. “She is the third known woman to accuse Bauer of sexual assault.” (ESPN)
  4. the Natural History Museum started on Nature City Challenge 2022 Friday. It runs until Monday. “Nature lovers eager to help science understand our local flora and fauna – just observe nearby plants and animals for a few spring days and share their findings via the iNaturalist AppThe experts will then identify the rendered images on the app by next Sunday. On May 9, they will share their findings. if you haven’t used it before, is a solid idea.” (NBC)
  5. Friday was the Make-A-Wish Foundationis annual world wish day. However, at Restaurants STANDARDS, fundraising continues throughout the month of May. “NORMS will donate $1 from every cotton candy lemonade sale in May!” (STANDARDS)

Today in Los Angeles:

  • Pop-up shop for Mother’s Day to 5437 8th Avenue (11:00)
  • CSUN Youth Orchestra at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (2:00 p.m.)
  • Fundraising musical concert for Refugees from Ukraine at Plummer Park Fiesta Hall (3:00 p.m.)
  • LAFC vs. Minnesota United at Banc of California Stadium (7:00 p.m.)
  • Friendship Pals Comedy on the Verdugo Bar terrace (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • On the morning of the 30th anniversary of the Troubles, Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Operation HOPE headquarters, activists and community leaders in Florence and Normandy to mark the progress of our journey and recommit ourselves to facing new challenges in a spirit of love. (Instagram)
  • A Hill View Sea neighbor is considering getting a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle. I wonder if anyone can recommend a good breeder of these dogs. (next door)
  • Our Northwest of Toluca neighbor is looking for recommendations for an orthopedic surgeon for possible spinal fusion surgery. Compression fracture, stenosis, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, scoliosis. Not interested in alternative treatments. (next door)
  • A Mount Washington Jessica neighbor wonders if anyone knows an electric gate repairman nearby. (next door)
  • Our Northern Cypress Park neighbor needs a hummingbird expert! They have a hummingbird nest on our back deck and noticed the mom wasn’t there to feed her baby. Baby was babbling. (next door)

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All right, you’re all caught up for today. See you tomorrow morning for another update!

โ€” Sylvia Cochran

About Me: Sylvia Cochran has been working in sunny Southern California and writing freelance full-time since 2005. Loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice and try to live Micah 6:8.

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