Daily Archives: March 19, 2015

Highland Park middle school celebrates a revival

HIGHLAND PARK — It was only a few years ago when L.A. Unified launched a top-to-bottom shake up of Luther Burbank Middle School amid eroding academic performance. Since then, the school’s test scores have jumped and it was recently recognized as a role model for high-performing middle schools.

Cal State L.A. receives $1 million to study urban sustainability; sales for Silver Lake handbag designer reach $10 million; Boyle Heights officer-involved shooting

MORNING REPORT: Cal State L.A. has received $1 million from a former civil engineering professor to help start a proposed research center for the study of urban sustainability ... Handbag designer Clare Vivier of Silver Lake is preparing to open her fourth store on Melrose Avenue as sales reach $10 million ... Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights that took place after one of the suspects pointed a gun at officers during a foot pursuit.