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FBI sweep targets Boyle Heights’ Big Hazard gang

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BOYLE HEIGHTS -- Federal authorities today began arresting members of the Big Hazard Gang that officials say is connected to the Mexican Mafia and engaged in a wide range of criminal activity, including illegal drug and weapons sales as well as robberies and hate crimes. Read More »

Eastside chases after a biotech future

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EL SERENO — Cal State L.A. today formally announced that it has received a $3.5 million grant to establish a bioscience incubator where start-up businesses, students and faculty can collaborate. It’s the most recent step in what has been a long and not always successful effort ... Read More »

Boyle Heights park may benefit from Downtown development

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Boyle Heights — Hollenbeck Park would receive  $1 million in improvements under a deal between the city and a Chinese developer  building a massive Downtown L.A. project. The money would come from Greenland LA Metropolis Acquisition, which is building a giant residential and commercial development in ... Read More »

101-year-old man killed in Boyle Heights collision

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BOYLE HEIGHTS-- A 101-year man crossing a street was fatally struck this morning by a van whose driver was followed and detained by witnesses after fleeing the scene. The LAPD's Central Traffic Division said that Jose Noriega was struck at about 6 a.m. while walking eastbound in a marked crosswalk at Lorena and Opal streets when he was hit by a 1997 Chevy Astro Van traveling northbound on Lorena. Read More »

Boyle Heights vs. Highland Park: A tale of two Starbucks

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BOYLE HEIGHTS —  If the new Highland Park Starbucks is a depressing letdown, then perhaps the disappointed latte-lovers in search of more ambiance should visit the equally new Boyle Heights Starbucks. The two new stores, both of which opened last month, share a lot in common: ... Read More »