Former Los Feliz nun involved in Katy Perry legal battle dies in court; homeless advocates rally in Echo Park

Sister: An 89-year-old nun who had opposed the sale of a Los Feliz convent to pop star Katy Perry died Friday during court proceedings related to the property.  Sister Catherine Rose Holzman was one of several nuns who once lived in a Los Feliz convent that they had agreed to sell to Silver Lake restaurant owner Dana Hollister. But the archdiocese challenged that deal in favor of selling the property to Perry. A jury late last year ordered Hollister to pay $15 million in damages for interfering with the sale of the property  But Sister Holzman, in an interview outside Hollister’s Brite Spot diner in Echo Park, defended  Hollister a few hours before before she collapsed in court.   “Please stop,” she said referring to Perry. “It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people.” Fox 11

Homeless: Civic leaders gathered at Echo Park Lake on Friday to launch an effort to overcome opposition and create public support for the building of affordable housing for the homeless. L.A. TimesKPCC

Pay Raise: Mayor Eric Garcetti and several key city council members have signed off on raising police pay by up to 5% but failed to make any changes to a retirement program that has racked up $1.6 billion in unforseen costs. L.A. Times

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