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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Film festival brings movie magic to Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK — Organizers of the Highland Park Independent Film Festival want to unite a community with movie magic. It’s no simple task, what with the neighborhood being so diverse. Some prefer action, romance, some like comedies and others want to see their stories told on ... Read More »