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Debs Park native plant nursery gets growing without El Niño rains

MONTECITO HEIGHTS -- Plenty of gardeners in Northeast Los Angeles are wondering when – if ever – the El Niño rains will appear. “We were hoping that the rains would do our watering for us this winter,” says Justin Yee, National Park Service restoration technician and nursery manager at Los Nogales Nursery, which is located on the grounds of the Audubon Center at Debs Park. “It’s been so unusually dry and hot here; maybe next month it will unload on us. We hope.” Read More »

Possible changes to small-lot developments; overdue book amnesty

MORNING REPORT: The Planning Department will hold public hearings over possible changes to small-lot development laws that allow developers to construct single-family homes on lots as small as 600 square-feet .... The Los Angeles Public Library will allow patrons to return overdue books and other materials without penalty during a two-week amnesty in February .... Today's Silver Lake Weather: Warmer, with a high of 77 and a low of 51 Read More »

One dead in Historic Filipinotown shooting; hot real estate in City Terrace & Lincoln Heights

MORNING REPORT: A man in his 20s was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon near Beverly Boulevard and Benton Way in the Historic Filipinotown area .... A survey of Los Angeles' hottest Zip Codes when it came to real estate price appreciation last year included the 90063 Zip Code, which includes City Terrace, and the 90031 Zip Code, which includes Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights .... Today's Lincoln Heights Weather: 20% chance of rain, with a high of 65 and a low of 51 Read More »

91-year-old man goes missing in Highland Park; Lincoln Heights stabbing

MORNING REPORT: Police captured a Lincoln Heights man after he allegedly stabbed a process server in the 1700 block of Albion Street and then fled the scene .... Authorities launched a search for a 91-year-old man with Alzheimer's who was last seen in the 5500 block of Marmion Way in Highland Park ... Metro will close the Little Tokyo Gold Line station through March and transport passengers on shuttle buses between the Pico-Aliso and Union stations ... Read More »

December dusk

MONTECITO HEIGHTS — Martha Benedict took the photo above as the setting sun turned the clouds shades of orange and crimson at the end of ... Read More »

Highland Park stabbing victim identified; Silver Lake’s Chandelier Tree vandalized; $137 million makeover for Roosevelt High

MORNING REPORT: The man who was fatally stabbed in Highland Park early Wednesday morning has been identified as 24-year-old Bryan Wilfredo Najarro .... A colorful parking meter that serves as a donation box for Silver Lake's Chandelier Tree was vandalized, with the thieves picking the lock and stealing the device used to receive credit card contributions .... A new auditorium, gymnasium, lunch shelter and classrooms will be built at Roosevelt Senior High under a $137 million project approved by the Los Angeles Unified School Board Read More »

The challenges facing Lincoln Heights Olympic Village; Atwater girls get cooking with new kitchen

MORNING REPORT: The on going transformation of an industrial property in Lincoln Heights into a new park shows the challenges and costs that may face a proposal to turn a nearby rail yard into the home for 17,000 athletes and staff if the city hosts the 2024 Olympics .... Taking The Reins, an Atwater nonprofit that works with at-risk girls, has opened a new kitchen after receiving at $23,000 grant and the assistance of its landlord Read More »