Friday, March 27, 2015

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A child of China’s Cultural Revolution now showing her true colors in Highland Park


HIGHLAND PARK -- Artist Quan Sun’s favorite color is yellow, but not just any yellow, more like sunshine. She associates it with empress garb and joy. Vibrancy and color were not always part of Sun’s artwork, which is now hanging in her daughter’s gallery, Boney Puppy off of York Boulevard Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Sun was limited in her choices and bold colors were considered rude.

Highland Park stabbing victim identified

HIGHLAND PARK -- Police are asking the public for help to find the person or persons responsible for the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old Olugbenga Oni, whose body was found in an alley near Figueroa Street and Avenue 60 on Sunday night.

New Highland Park coffee house pops up in an unexpected spot

Workers prepping the new Tierra Mia for opening day

HIGHLAND PARK -- While new shops and restaurants have flocked to York Boulevard and Figueroa Street, Monte Vista Street has remained a sleepy side street of homes, churches and a few shops. But the opening today of Tierra Mia, a Latino-themed coffee house, might signal the arrival of other newcomers to the narrow street.

Man found stabbed to death in Highland Park

Eastside 911

HIGHLAND PARK -- Police this morning are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found near Figueroa Street and Avenue 60 on Sunday night. Officers were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m. and found the body of a black male with stab wounds.

A sky-high view of York Park

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HIGHLAND PARK -- Did you miss last week's grand opening of York Park? No problem. Now you have a drone's-eye-view of the festivities without having to endure the political speeches thanks a video uploaded by Daniel Lingua.