🌱 Stubborn Attic Fire On 41st St + Post Office Job Fairs Today

Good morning, everybody! Today, we’re living healthy on National Green Juice Day. Sylvia here with your Thursday edition of the Los Angeles Daily. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about what’s happening in town, including news on:

  • 🏥 More space for adolescents at Gateways
  • 🤔 Kevin de León responds to First Blocks Of Whittier Boulevard
  • 🚘 Historic Filipinotown Vision Zero improvements fell apart

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🌞 But first, today’s weather:

Plenty of sunshine. High: 69 Low: 45.


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Pink hearts, boxes of chocolates, and greeting cards – reminders that Valentine’s Day is coming are everywhere. But responses to the holiday are mixed. What are your feelings about the occasion? Do you celebrate? So far, 46.7% take a bah-humbug approach, while 44.6% plan on a Valentine’s Day with all the trimmings. 2.2% plan on celebrating Galentine’s Day, and 6.5% focus on Singles Awareness Day.


📰 Here are the top stories in Los Angeles today:

  1. The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to a “stubborn attic fire” at 719 West 41st Street on early Wednesday morning. Thirty-four firefighters worked hard for 61 minutes to douse the flames. They encountered some problems when there was a possibility of a roof collapse. Even so, there were no reported injuries. (LAFD)
  2. The Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center at 1891 Effie Street will turn grant money into hospital beds for adolescents. The venue received $19.2 million, which will result in 37 new spaces to treat children and teens. (The Eastsider LA)
  3. On Monday, we talked about the folks from First Blocks Of Whittier Boulevard who dumped trash on the steps of Boyle Heights’ City Hall. On Tuesday, controversial Councilmember Kevin de León responded. He reminded protestors that illegal dumping is a crime and there’s a $1,000 reward for those dropping a dime on violators. He did not comment on the grievances the activists addressed. (Patch, Kevin de León)
  4. Do you remember when the City put 13 bollards between Temple Street and Silver Lake Boulevard? The Historic Filipinotown roadway underwent the redo as part of the Vision Zero program. At the time, they also redrew the pedestrian crosswalk. A lot has happened since 2015; we learned on Wednesday that the crosswalks wore off and only 11 bollards are left. Adding insult to injury, the missing bollards “opened space for drivers to speed straight through the area that LADOT had cordoned off” rather than slowing down. (L.A. Streeblog)
  5. The Post Office is hiring! Today, Thursday, it will host 11 job fairs all across the county from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The employer is looking to hire 2,400 new workers, including 325 mail carriers in L.A. County. Some of the closest venues include the El Segundo Post Office at 2135 Mariposa Avenue and the Venice Post Office at 313 Grand Boulevard. (Fox)

📆 Today in Los Angeles:

  • The Original Farmers Market sets up at 6333 W. 3rd St. (10 AM)
  • How To Break Into The Music Industry seminar at the Scientology Celebrity Centre (10 AM)
  • Fante Asafo Flags From Southern Ghana‘ display at the Fowler Museum At UCLA (12 PM)
  • Office Of Child Protection Fellowship information session at 337 Charles E Young Dr (12:30 PM)
  • Straight Laughs No Chaser comedy show at the Stage 21 Bar and Lounge (8 PM)

🖊️ From my notebook:

  • “Did you feel this morning’s 4.2 magnitude earthquake centered in the Malibu area? LACoFD is reporting no damage or injuries. We encourage residents to be prepared & get their emergency supply kits together.” (Los Angeles County Fire Dept. via Instagram)
  • It’s officially the Year of the Rabbit! The celebrations are a 15-day soirée – a time for family reunions and festive gatherings. Traditional dishes are steeped with symbolism – many of which are homophones for lucky phrases.” (Discover Los Angeles via Instagram)
  • “This week marks the 110th anniversary of the Hotel Brennan Fire. This fire is thought to be the most photographed fire of the horse-drawn era. We encourage you to read the full original Los Angeles Examiner news article.” (Los Angeles Fire Department via Facebook)
  • LA Animal Services is accepting applications for a Veterinarian II. Join our City team and make a difference in the lives of pets in Los Angeles! Visit tiny.cc/HotJobs for more information about this Best Job EVER. 🐾” (City of Los Angeles – Jobs via Instagram)
  • Our Hermon neighbor says, “Hi everyone; have you seen Shadow? Call me please 3238122495. My dog Shadow ran off yesterday, and we are devastated. We live on Coleman and Monterey. ” (Nextdoor)

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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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