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Former Mayor Villaraigosa pays a visit to Boyle Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was spotted this morning with a camera crew at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. Villaraigosa, who has been reportedly interested in running for governor in 2018, said he was being interviewed on the topic of gentrification for an ... Read More »

Sixth Street Bridge arch to be salvaged for park

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Nearly 2,000 feet of the Sixth Street Bridge linking Boyle Heights and Downtown has been torn down since the demolition began earlier this year, according to a recent update on the project’s Facebook page.  Photographer Kevin Break took a photo last week showing how the demo ... Read More »

Police seek help to find Boyle Heights shooter

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Homicide detectives with the Hollenbeck Division are asking the public to provide any information in connection with a shooting earlier this week that left one man dead and another injured. 54-year-old, Raul Alaniz Jr died after being shot several times inside a converted ... Read More »

Boyle Heights shooting leaves one dead

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BOYLE HEIGHTS –– One man was killed and another injured during a late afternoon shooting in the 900 block of S. Bernal Avenue, according to the L.A. Police Department. The shooting took place at about 3:50 p.m., said Officer Mike Lopez.  The victim who died was ... Read More »

Why did the Boyle Heights Victorian cross the road?

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To avoid getting demolished. That’s the reason why the historic Peabody Werden House – aka The Blue House – will be moving from its location of 121 years to the other side of East 1st Street. There it will eventually be repaired and renovated to host ... Read More »

Site of Boyle Heights tragedy to be torn down

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — A demolition crew is preparing to tear down the home that was heavily damaged last February when a car fleeing an unprovoked gang shooting crashed into the front porch, killing a man and woman inside the vehicle. The 105-year-old home on 1550 Pleasant Avenue attracted more ... Read More »

The columns of the Sixth Street Bridge are coming down

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The giant columns that once supported the east end of the Sixth Street Bridge have been coming down, one by one, nearly four months after the demolition of the historic span began. Photographer Kevin Break, who has been chronicling the demolition, shared images ... Read More »