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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Highland Park stories, photos and more

Street artists repaint their Highland Park canvas

Jesse Castillo, aka XXXXX, and Extreme at work in Highland Park | Katrina Alexy

HIGHLAND PARK - Two street artists who go by the names of Xtreme and Kastle recently created a colorful new mural near Marmion Way and Avenue 53. It turns out that the two artists have painted murals on this same wall parallel to the Gold Line tracks several times before but the street art has been vandalized to the point where the pair of artists start over fresh every so often. Read More »

Weekend Bite: Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock

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The hand-rolled bagels made by Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock are now available for pick up at La Perla bakery in Highland Park (you still need to order in advance). Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites first impression: “Pretty dang good. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.” Read More »

Lost in Highland Park: Tuxedo Cat

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Black and White domestic shorthair spayed female. She is 8 years old, has green eyes and is wearing a purple collar. She is energetic and playful but skittish around strangers. Microchipped. Last seen Tuesday, January 6th. Contact: 847-372-0336 Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ... Read More »

A 1960’s Modern by ReInhabit Hits the Market in Highland Park

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New from ReInhabit: a three bedroom, two bathroom home with guest unit tucked into a woodsy corner of Highland Park. The selective design+build team at ReInhabit was thrilled when they discovered this 60’s-era Modern, its clean lines promising potential that they were eager to unlock. Top to bottom, board by board, the home has been revitalized, a complete transformation. Read More »

Found in Highland Park:vSweet Boxer/Pit Mix

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Gentle, submissive, incredibly sweet black boxer/pit mix came up our back hill this morning. Off Raber Street, Eagle Rock/Highland Park area. Leather collar, no tags or micro chip. We took him to the Lacy Street Shelter hoping his owner will find him. On the thin side, ... Read More »

Bike advocates stage a “die-in” on Councilman Cedillo’s doorstep

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Let us add another chapter to the Figueroa bike lane saga. Frustrated bicycle advocates protested outside Councilman Gil Cedillo’s downtown condominium complex on Sunday morning. The protest bike ride, dubbed ¡CHALE CON CEDILLO!, and "die-in" was in response to what the bicycle advocates call a lack of dialog from the Cedillo. Read More »