Sunday, November 29, 2015

Boyle Heights stories, photos and more

Good Samaritan stabbed on Boyle Heights bus

stab susp II

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police released photos of a man who suspected of assaulting a female bus rider and then stabbing a Good Samaritan who came to her assistance. The incident took place on Thursday, Oct. 22 on the southern edge of Boyle Heights near the intersection ... Read More »

A fireworks finale for the Sixth Street Bridge

sixth street bridge farewell fireworks

Saturday’s farewell festival for the Sixth Street Bridge, which is scheduled to be demolished early next year, ended with a fireworks show captured by photographer Kevin Break. The 3,500-foot-bridge linking Boyle Heights and Downtown was closed to traffic for the day and turned into a platform ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Video Game Workshop For Girls

Submitted by The Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory HNDP, in conjunction with The Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory (BHAC), with the support of Microsoft, are teaming up for a video game competition and open house for a new video game design program. A limited amount of spaces are still ... Read More »

Power outages hit Boyle Heights & Glassell Park

LADWP Outage Map

This morning’s storm knocked out power to an estimated 1,390 LADWP customers in Glassell Park and another 329 in Boyle Heights.  The utility said that a total of 8,200 of its 1.2 million customers were without service across the city this morning. “It is common for early ... Read More »

Boyle Heights anti-gentrification crusader criticized over evictions

Existing tenants will be forced to move to make way for new affordable housing

BOYLE HEIGHTS — East LA Community Corporation, an affordable housing developer and social justice nonprofit, has spearheaded efforts to protect low-income residents from being forced out of Boyle Heights, holding community meetings and hanging banners from its affordable housing projects that read “Stop Gentrification.” But now ... Read More »