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DIY binoculars help young Highland Park bird watchers focus on nature

HIGHLAND PARK -- “Let’s go to the Secret Forest!” pleaded members of the Nature Club at San Pascual STEAM Magnet Elementary. They pointed to a cropping of trees on the western side of the Highland Park campus, where tall oaks, pines and eucalyptus present a shady spot for students during recess – and a perfect place for various birds to perch. Read More »

The colors of Sunset

MONTECITO HEIGHTS –– A warm and humid day ended with a colorful sunset. Martha Benedict captured an image of the setting sun from Montecito Heights ... Read More »

Man goes missing in Boyle Heights; city sued over missing Tom LaBonge documents; goodbye, shade balls

Police are asking the public to help find a 76-year-old man suffering from dementia who was last seen in the 600 block of N. Cummings Street in Boyle Heights .... The city has been accused of violating the California Public Records Act and improperly destroying documents in a lawsuit filed over missing records from the office of former 4th District Councilman Tom LaBonge .... After making a big splash, shade balls will or have been removed from all but one city reservoirs - including those in Elysian Park and Silver Lake Read More »

Why taking a dip in the L.A. River may be hazardous to your health

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Heading down to the L.A. River this summer? Maybe you should avoid getting wet, according to a water quality study conducted in Elysian Valley and other parts of the river. The study by the environmental group Heal the Bay found high levels bacteria in the water, prompting the group to warn visitors to limit their contact with the water and avoid swimming or dunking your head in the water. Read More »