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Daily Archives: January 21, 2010

Man sentenced for fatal Highland Park shooting

It was two years ago yesterday when 34-year-old behavioral scientist Christopher O’Leary was gunned down in an unprovoked attack on a Sunday afternoon after going to the store to buy cigarettes. Today, Associated Press reported that a judge sentenced his killer, 19-year-old Herbert Salvador, 50 years to life in prison for the “absolutely senseless” shooting near the corner of Lincoln ... Read More »

Boyle Heights preservationists seek to protect a former farmhouse *

The new Gold Line Eastside Extension through Boyle Heights is expected to bring more visitors, business and – some fear – unwanted development near the stations. That is why today the Boyle Heights Historical Society plans to ask the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission to consider granting historic landmark status and protection to a Queen Anne-style farmhouse built in 1886 on ... Read More »

City takes a stand against Echo Park newsstands: Part II

The Eastsider published a story last week about the closure of two longtime Echo Park newsstands as the city began to conduct a citywide inventory of newsstands. Many readers complained about what they considered as unnecessary enforcement against small business owners. But the city’s Department of Public Works actually wants more power to regulate newsstands, according to a motion introduced ... Read More »