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Eastside Property: Another Boyle Heights house seeks to break the $400,000 barrier

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BOYLE HEIGHTS –  Last month’s $450,000 sale of a restored Victorian on Fourth Street was the most expensive sale of a single-family home in Boyle Heights during the past three years, according to Redfin. Now,  the owners of a Boyle Heights Craftsman are seeking to top ... Read More »

Boyle Heights looks for solutions to pet poop problem

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — With pet ownership  at an all time high, the problems posed by uncollected pet waste and inconsiderate owners who don’t clean up after their animals have become an issue in Boyle Heights according to Boyle Heights Beat. The added joy that Fido brings ... Read More »

Police seek help to find Boyle Heights murder suspect

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The LAPD is asking for the public’s help to help find the gunman responsible for the fatal shooting of  a man this weekend in what may have been a gang-related killing in Boyle Heights.  The LAPD Hollenbeck Division provided the following details of ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Starbucks brewing up its first free-standing Boyle Heights store

BOYLE HEIGHTS — The plans to remake the Sears store at Olympic Boulevard and Soto Street into an upscale residential and commercial center is perhaps the most dramatic example of the changes in store for the neighborhood. But just across the street from the Art Deco ... Read More »

Found in Boyle Heights: Brown & White Chihuahua

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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 »