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A new place to stop in Echo Park; Eagle Rock book publisher part of emerging scene & more

New Stop: Councilman Gil Cedillo dedicated a new traffic signal at Temple and Patton streets in Echo Park on Monday about a block away from where another signal was installed at Temple and Laveta Terrace in 2014. There have been crashes and injuries and both intersections. In 2013, a 62-year-old man was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Temple and Patton and three girls were injured crossing Temple at Laveta in 2011.

Book Business:   Unnamed Press of Eagle Rock is part of an emerging group of small Southern California book publishers seeking to grow and find new audiences. Cofounder Chris Heiser credits local bookstores for helping nurture the new publishers. “These stores are incubators,” said Heiser, who used to work at Skylight Books in Los Feliz. “They generate not just sales but conversation, and they support independent publishers.” L.A. Magazine

Dogs Park:  Supporters of opening a dog park at Garvanza Park have started an online petition.

Vendors: The City Council is scheduled to vote today on long-awaited street vending regulations. The vote will be taken after some of the proposed rules have been loosened, including one that would have given brick-and-mortar businesses the final say over allowing vendors to operate next to their shops. L.A. Times & KPCC

School Chief: Former L.A. Times publisher and investment banker Austin Beutner is one of the top contenders to replace Supt. Michelle King, who announced she is stepping down after being diagnosed with cancer. L.A. Times

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