Quantcast
Sunday, June 26, 2016

East Los Angeles stories, photos and more

East L.A. school earns National Blue Ribbon award

Students at KIPP Raíces Academy | Courtesy KIPP LA Schools

EAST LOS ANGELES — Students and staff at KIPP Raíces Academy  this week celebrated being named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the The U.S. Department of Education. The K-4 charter school was the only campus in L.A. Unified to receive the honor last year that recognizes “exemplary” academic ... Read More »

East L.A. shooting leaves one dead, one injured [updated]

east los angeles shooting on 900 s la verne

EAST LOS ANGELES – One man was killed and another wounded during a noontime shooting today in the 900 block of S. Laverne Avenue, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. One of the victims died at a hospital; the other suffered non-life threatening injuries, according ... Read More »

Man shot dead by sheriff’s deputies in East L.A.

east la shoooting map

EAST LOS ANGELES –– A 29-year-old man was fatally shot early this morning by sheriff’s deputies when he allegedly tried to reach for his weapon during a traffic stop. The shooting near Ferris Avenue and Whittier Boulevard  took place after 4 a.m. when police investigating a ... Read More »

Two-car crash in East Los Angeles

East L.A. collision | C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES -- Two passenger cars collided at intersection of Floral Drive and Dangler Avenue at about 8 a.m. today as one of the vehicles attempted to turn into the side street Read More »

Neighbor Spotlight: Artist is dedicated to her craft and East L.A.

IMG_8639

EAST LOS ANGELES -- At 26, artist Gloria Negrete is making her mark in East L.A. one artwork at a time. Last year, her drawing of the “ghost woman” of Evergreen Cemetery graced the cover of Haunted East Los Angeles, a book of scary stories about “the most haunted locations” in East L.A. by Mario Becerra. Dedicated to her craft, she spent a day at the cemetery sketching in ink and watercolor for that project. A longtime resident of East L.A., she’s a scooter-riding, Japanese food loving, Judo-competing, young artist with a mission: build up her portfolio. Chalk one up, Gloria. Read More »

Late-life depression and memory research study

You may be eligible for our research study. The UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Program is conducting a 12-month research study on the experimental drug combination for the treatment of depression. All participants will be given the study drug Lexapro (escitalopram) and Namenda(memantine) together or will be given ... Read More »

East L.A. homeless begin the morning with Thanksgiving tamales

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera

EAST LOS ANGELES  — Members of Fellowship of Light  church fanned out across the streets and parking lots of East Los Angeles early this morning to distribute handmade tamales to the homeless for Thanksgiving. Photographer Aurelio Jose Barrera, who also helps feed East L.A. homeless,  joined the ... Read More »