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Safer left turns at Figueroa and York

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HIGHLAND PARK — The busy intersection of Figueroa Street and York Boulevard has been the scene of numerous collisions over the years, including a crash that left six people injured last May. Today, in a bid to make the intersection safer, new left-turn lights have been ... Read More »

Highland Park shooting prompts evacuations [updated]

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HIGHLAND PARK ––  Police have ordered some evacuations tonight after shots were fired in the 200 block of S. Avenue 64, said LAPD spokesman Drake Madison. It’s not clear if anyone has been hit, and the situation remains “very fluid,” he said. Update @ 11: 45 ... Read More »

For Sale: Popular & Trendy Highland Park Bungalow

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5717 Buchanan Street | $525,000  Location, location, location …this delightful bungalow is one block off cool and hip York Blvd. Leave your car at home and save money by riding the gold line to work and walking to trendy shops and cafes on York in your ... Read More »

For Sale: Mid-Century Modern in the Garvanza Hills

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1123 Lantana | $850000 | Property Website C. 1966 Mid-Century Modern…Home chic home.The end of the road, on the edge of grand views, positioned for complete privacy. This is a home where there is much more than meets the eye, from the lux Master bath, down ... Read More »

Six injured in Highland Park crash

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HIGHLAND PARK — A traffic collision near Figueroa Street and York Boulevard tonight left six people injured, with three of them in critical condition, the LAFD reported. The crash involving an unknown number of vehicles was reported at 9:17 p.m. No further details were available. Twitter ... Read More »

“Artisan marketplace” planned for York Boulevard

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HIGHLAND PARK — The owners of a York Boulevard commercial building plan to transform the property into an “artisan marketplace” with space for vendors, restaurants and live entertainment, according to the Planning Department. The York Market, as the project is described in an online summary, is ... Read More »

Monte Vista 5th graders win Film Award

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Submitted by Monte Vista Street Elementary School PK, 2-6 Ms. Amodeo’s 5th grade class won “Most Creative Film” at the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles’ 9th Annual Film Festival on May 1, 2016. The film is titled “The Awakening” and the 5th grade students wrote, ... Read More »

WaBa Grill coming to Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK — A former  coin-laundry is being converted into an outlet for the fast growing WaBa Grill chain of teriyaki chicken-bowl restaurants. Building permits have been issued to construct a WaBa Grill at 6316 N. Figueroa Street, which is a former coin laundry in the ... Read More »

Highland Park celebrates Franklin High’s centennial

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HIGHLAND PARK — The 100th anniversary of  Franklin High School  is being celebrated today with a parade down Avenue 54, tours, book fair, music, birthday cake and the unveiling of a school museum. Katrina Alexy snapped photos as the Franklin marching band and school clubs made ... Read More »