Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Highland Park middle school celebrates a revival

Luther Burbank students celebrate the "Schools To Watch" designation | Courtesy Luther Burbank Middle School

HIGHLAND PARK — It was only a few years ago when L.A. Unified launched a top-to-bottom shake up of Luther Burbank Middle School amid eroding academic performance. Since then, the school’s test scores have jumped and it was recently recognized as a role model for high-performing middle schools.

Highland Park gives Starbucks store a second shot

Remodeled Highland Park Starbucks 3-10-2015 3-55-14 AM

HIGHLAND PARK -- After Monica Alcaraz visited the neighborhood's newly opened Starbucks last summer, she left disappointed from the rather bare bones store. "It was not what I thought we were going to get," said Alcaraz of the York Boulevard outlet that was soon derided as the "most depressing Starbucks in America." But on Tuesday, Alcaraz, who is president of the neighborhood council, was back at the Highland Park store after it was remodeled in response to criticism. "It's a huge difference," said Alcaraz.

Lost in Highland Park: Tan multipoo puppy


Teddy was last seen in Hermon Dog park in highland park Los Angeles. He was wearing a harness still attached to the leash. He bolted away from me. Please let me know if you have seen him! He is microchipped/licensed/tagged. Contact: 6263441093 Want to publish a ... Read More »

Is this Highland Park’s Car Wash Corridor?


HIGHLAND PARK -- Apparently you can never have too many car washes. The owners of the Shell gas station at Figueroa and Avenue 52 want to get into the car wash cleaning business across the street from two existing car washes. Neighbors and planning commissioners have rejected the proposed car wash but Councilman Gil Cedillo has stepped into the fray, giving the Shell car wash a second chance.