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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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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 »

Libros Schmibros celebrates four years in Boyle Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Lending library and bookstore Libros Schmibros celebrated its fourth anniversary on Sunday with a packed house and accolades from the Mayor’s office. Priding itself as a community bookstore, Libros Schmibros offered customers three books of their choosing for $5 at the celebration. Horchata ... Read More »

5 Questions for artist Jaime Zacarias, aka GERMS

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — To glimpse a mural by the artist GERMS is to experience wild interpretations of Chicano culture and religious iconography. Where disembodied luchador masks float on tentacles and the sunbursts shine forth like La Virgen de Guadalupe. On East 1st Street in Boyle Heights ... Read More »