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Collecting a lot of dead fish at Echo Park Lake

Remember all the fish in Echo Park Lake that may be dying from herpes? The Eastsider L.A. has a short, but interesting, post about David Foster – the man who has to collect all the dead fish floating about the lake:

This morning, after picking up dead fish along the shoreline, Foster took out a boat to collect more fish further out in the water, dumping the bodies into a trash can until it was full. Foster placed a scented candle he found in the park this morning inside his truck to help ward off the smell.

Long Beach urban farm: LAist reports that Long Beach has plans to install an "urban farm" near downtown, part of the city's plot to move from the third greenest city in the country to the first:

Long Beach really wants to be the greenest city in the country. They are working towards being a truly walkable city, complete with a large bicycle network. Another sustainable goal of theirs are community gardens and urban farms. To date, there are 15 of them with a 16th to be announced on Monday.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133ec78d8e5970b-800wiBig payday for city officials: How much does the city manager of a midsized city in Orange County make? It's not fully clear, but a controversial report says just a little more than $272,000. O.C. Watchdog tries to make sense out of it.

Remembering the slain bus driver: Remember the San Bernardino County municipal bus driver killed earlier this month -- allegedly by a passenger? Streetblogs reports on a memorial fund set up for him.

Supporting Homeboy: Witness L.A.'s Celeste Fremon pays tribute to Father Gregory Boyle as his Homeboy Industries fights for its life.

-- Anthony Pesce

Have some news for Linking L.A.? Contact Times reporter Anthony Pesce.

Photo: Father Gregory Boyle. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 
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