Sunday, April 13, 2014

Boyle Heights stories, photos and more

Found in Boyle Heights: Brown & White Chihuahua


Female Senior Brown/White Chihuahua found near Ceasar Chavez Blvd. and Pleasant St. Contact: 213-353-9211 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click here to fill out a form with the necessary information and photo. Read More »

Eastside Property: Caribbean-colored Victorian becomes one of Boyle Heights’ highest-priced homes

BOYLE HEIGHTS — It was only a year ago that this Queen Anne-style Victorian on Fourth Street was struggling to find a buyer.  An admirer of the home even began a personal campaign to find  a buyer who would restore the nearly 120-year-old home.  Then  last summer a ... Read More »

Woman’s body found in lake at Boyle Heights’ Hollenbeck Park

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A team of LAPD divers are assisting in this afternoon’s investigating of  the discovery of a woman’s body floating in the lake at Hollenbeck Park. KTLA reports that homicide detectives are handling the case but it’s not clear how the woman’s body ended ... Read More »

1,500 apply for 60 new affordable Boyle Heights apartments

A grand opening ceremony was held last week for The Whittier, a $24 million affordable housing complex intended for low-income families. But don’t bother stopping by the leasing office to check on vacancies. After hanging only a banner from the building announcing that leasing had begun, ... Read More »

Boyle Heights’ General Hospital gets back into the business of health care

The former General Hospital in Boyle Heights has been virtually vacant for about six years after a new, 600-bed replacement hospital opened next door. But now the Art Deco landmark that rises 19 stories high is once again playing a role in health care. On Saturday, ... Read More »

Boyle Heights welcomes Avenida Lucha Reyes

Mariachis, local politicos and a crowd gathered in Boyle Heights on a sunny Saturday afternoon to celebrate the renaming  of  a block-long section of Bailey Street  between First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in honor of pioneering Mexican mariachi singer Lucha Reyes.  Fans searched for shade on ... Read More »

Need a love potion for Valentine’s Day? Your local botanica may have what you desire

Forget about flowers and chocolates. How about some “Come To Me” oil or a “Domination” candle to fan the flames of romance in time for Valentine’s Day. Sales of these and other “love products” peak at many botanicas and folk medicine shops found across Boyle Heights, East ... Read More »

Save The Date: The plight of the uninsured serves as backdrop for healthcare-related play

There have been many heartbreaking stories about the millions of  people without health insurance in the United States,  putting them in a precarious situation when a medical emergency comes up.  That challenge  “A Cat Named Mercy,”  a new play at Boyle Height’s Casa 0101, gets its ... Read More »

Five Questions for a Boyle Heights Shoeshine Man: Jose Cruz

Jose Cruz

For Jose Cruz, shoe maintenance isn’t just a job; it’s a connection to his father, Luis Cruz Cerón. Cruz, 53, a resident of Lincoln Heights, is originally from Mexico City where he worked odd jobs, but mainly helped his father in his shoe repair business learning ... Read More »

Affordable yoga finds followers in Boyle Heights and East L.A.

It’s a quiet Monday night at the former Boyle Hotel in Boyle Heights as people of different ages and races make their way into the restored landmark to relax with an hour of yoga. The classes, which are taught by certified yoga instructors Lauren Quan-Madrid and ... Read More »