Joseph Gatto memorial to be held Wednesday morning

Joseph Gatto died at age 78 in Silver Lake.
Joseph Gatto died at age 78 in Silver Lake.
Kent Twitchell

A year after his still-unsolved murder, L.A. arts teacher Joseph Gatto will be memorialized at a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). At the service, a portion of the Interstate 10 freeway between Interstate 710 and Interstate 5 will be christened the Joe Gatto Memorial Highway.

Gatto, who co-founded LASCHA in 1985 and who is the father of Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), was murdered in his Silver Lake home on November 12, 2013. Despite a $50,000 reward for information that could help apprehend his killer, the case remains unsolved. Representatives of the Los Angeles Police Department will be in attendance to give the latest on the investigation. 

The event is hosted by hosted by Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier). LACHSA is located at 5151 State University Drive. The event is open to the public. Parking is limited but a shuttle service will be available from St. Lucy's Catholic Church, at 1419 N. Hazard Way.