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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Lost in Garvanza: A Calico cat

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Hi. My name is Isabel. On November 21st our cat ran away… 2 days after we left for our honeymoon. She has yet to return home BUT there have been sightings. Despite blanketing the city, we still haven’t found her. We miss her very much and ... Read More »

Found in Garvanza: Friendly Female Pekingese

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On the morning of Dec 8th, I noticed a small, super cute light brown Pekingese dog sitting outside of my back gate at the end of my driveway. She is very friendly and in great condition but has no tags or ID on her collar. We ... Read More »

Empty apartment buildings raise concern about Highland Park gentrification

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HIGHLAND PARK -- In August, Carlos Valdez was told not to bother paying the rent on his two-bedroom, Highland Park apartment. The building on Avenue 57 had been sold and the new landlord wanted everyone who lived in the 18 units out in 90 days. “I was shocked and heart broken,” said Valdez, who was paying $850 a month – a steal in now hip Highland Park. “If they would have raised the rent, I would have paid,” said Valdez, 27, husband, father of two and self-employed. Read More »

Highland Park crash leaves 5 injured

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HIGHLAND PARK — A collision between two vehicles in the 5600 block of Baltimore Street  tonight has left five people suffering from injuries described as ranging from minor to critical, according to a preliminary LAFD report. The crash was reported shortly before 6 p.m. No further ... Read More »

Weekend Bite: Coconut milk oatmeal for breakfast

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Highland Park — After enjoying a bowl of coconut milk oatmeal and some  turmeric potato hash, Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites declared that her morning meal at Good Girl Dinette was the “best in breakfast in Highland Park.” Can you top that? Got a favorite ... Read More »