🌱 Melrose Business Owner On Crime + Bass No Longer Backs Faisal Gill


Welcome back, Los Angeles; today is National Lottery Day, which was founded in 2018 by the Massachusetts State Lottery! I’m here in your inbox as usual to tell you everything you need to know about what’s going on around town. Here we go.

Customers don’t like shopping on Melrose anymore. Also, mayoral hopeful Karen Bass withdrew her support for Faisal Gill. Finally, NBA Young Boy is a free man – at least in LA

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and warm. High: 84 Low: 65.

FYI: To locate a cooling center in Los Angeles, call 3-1-1, reach out to the Los Angeles Public Library Public Information Office at (213) 228-7555, or find your nearest location and its hours on the current list of county facilities .

🚗 Three Of The Cheapest Gas Stations In Los Angeles 🚗

💧 Water Crisis Poll! 💧
Residents are limited to watering their landscapes two days per week, before 9 am or after 4 pm What else should the City do to deal with the water crisis? Please let me know your thoughts! So far, 17.3% want to mandate drought-resistant landscaping, 18.2% want to recycle wastewater for irrigation, another 43.6% want to build a desalination plant at the coast, and 20.9% don’t believe residential water use contributes to the water crisis.

Here are the top stories in Los Angeles today:

  1. Will other businesses close up shop in certain LA locations? A Friday report followed a Los Angeles “business owner on Melrose (who) says crime is so bad his employees have quit, and he bought a gun.” He said that “there is no tourism” and his business is “down 40% since 2019.” Moreover, customers are afraid to come to the store and “prefer to have items delivered.” (Jeff Vaughn)
  2. Mayoral candidate Karen Bass has withdrawn her endorsement of city attorney candidate Faisal Gill. We learned on Friday that she did so because she “absolutely disagrees with Faisal Gill’s.” proposal for a 100-day moratorium on misdemeanor criminal filings.” In November, Gill will have a runoff election against Hydee Feldstein Soto. (KFI)
  3. A jury unanimously found 22-year-old rapper NBA Young Boy “not guilty at his felony gun trial in federal court in Los Angeles on Friday.” He had argued that “he didn’t know the gun was in the car and had no intent to possess it.” The jury also refused to go along with the prosecution, which argued that he “showed his guilt when he fled his surprise arrest and hid in a backyard.” (Rolling Stone)
  4. The Saints Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church at 4051 Melrose Avenue is stepping up and collecting donations and supplies for Ukrainian refugees. In addition, “volunteers working daily have gathered more than 8,000 waterproof first aid kits for Ukrainian first respondersdefenders and victims to use.” (Patch)
  5. Mark your calendars! Summer Night Lights are back! “Every young Angeleno deserves a place in their community where they feel safe to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. The program runs through September 2 at locations including 109th Rec and Imperial Courts at 2250 East 114th St. (Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, 2)

Today in Los Angeles:

  • Timeless Journey (performed by children with hearing loss) at the Beverly Hills Playhouse (1 PM)
  • Architecture Unbound: Discussing The Disruptive Avant-Garde at the Colburn School (3 P.M.)
  • Wine Camp: An Introduction To Wine at Eat Drink Americano (3:30 PM)
  • The LA Italian Festival Podcast Launch Party on Facebook Live (4 PM)
  • Big Freedia at Outfest’s Platinum Alchemy Party at Catch One (8 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The number 988 is now a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the US, you can easily access 24/7 emotional support. (LAFD via Instagram)
  • The City of Los Angeles is hiring a General Manager for the Department of Transportation. Applications are being accepted through July 22. (City of Los Angeles – Jobs via Instagram)
  • True Crime Story: North Hollywood Crime Up +5% as of 6/30/2022 Year-to-Date. From the NoHo Neighborhood Council’s Public Safety Committee. (next door)
  • A Silver Lake Tularosa neighbor is looking for a good carpet cleaner and plumber. Any suggestions? (next door)
  • Our Toluca Lake neighbor says that the Post Office on Riverside Dr. is set for demolition ☚ī¸ (Nextdoor)

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You’re officially in the loop for today. I’ll be in your inbox Tuesday morning with your next update!

— 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.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Los Angeles Daily? Contact me at losangeles@patch.com


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