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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Stunning Highland Park Craftsman Near “L.A.’s Coolest Street” Open This Weekend

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If you appreciate traditional style but have to have your open floor plan and modern amenities, then pack your bags, you’re moving to this home in Highland Park. Read More »

Suspects in fatal Echo Park stabbing remain at large; fundraiser planned for slain skateboarder

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As police continue their search for three suspects responsible for last week's fatal stabbing in Echo Park, the owner of a Highland Park grooming shop where the victim had worked will host a fundraiser on Sunday for the slain man’s family. Read More »

Highland Park bandshell gets a makeover in advance of councilman’s concert

HIGHLAND PARK –  Crews of city workers have been busy in recent days sprucing up the long neglected  Sousa-Hiner Bandshell and the rest of Sycamore Grove Park  in advance of  this weekend’s Latin jazz festival sponsored and named after  Councilman Gil Cedillo. New benches were installed in front the ... Read More »

Stunning Highland Park Craftsman Mixes Modern with Traditional – Open this Weekend

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If you appreciate traditional style but have to have your open floor plan and modern amenities, then pack your bags, you’re moving to this home in Highland Park. 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 »

One person injured in Highland Park shooting [update]

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HIGHLAND PARK -- One person was shot this afternoon in Highland Park before the victim drove off from the shooting scene and was later involved in a traffic collision on the 110 Freeway, according to preliminary police reports. Read More »

Shopper & Diner: Highland Park dishes up mole sauce pizza; Boyle Heights hosts taco festival; & Echo Park boutique seeks happily ever after in new storefront

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A Highland Park pizzeria is fusing Mexican and Italian culinary specialties with its new mole pizza. LA Magazine writes that Town Pizza on York Boulevard is topping their pie with  mole sauce, roast pork, chili-lime corn, pickled red onions, and cilantro. This craft pie is now being dished up by ... Read More »

York Boulevard park in progress

HIGHLAND PARK –  The arrival of heavy-duty construction equipment this week signaled that work had begun on building an approximately $3 million park at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50. York Park, the result of several years of workshops and a public vote on ... Read More »

Police investigating Highland Park shooting [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK-- Officers tonight are checking reports of a shooting near Figueroa Street and Avenue 56, according to a tweet by the Northeast Division. No further details were immediately available. Read More »

Fancy brickwork on York

HIGHLAND PARK –  While the design (or lack of) of the new Highland Park Starbucks has some calling for a boycott,  the renovation of the former Verdugo Pet Shop a few blocks away might be more promising. Some fancy brick work and what appears to be ... Read More »