Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lincoln Heights stories, photos and more

When Lincoln Heights was a haven and hiding place for pregnant girls

The former Florence Crittenton Home on Avenue 33 | Nathan Solis

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- In a different era, maternity homes served two purposes – to nurture unmarried, pregnant girls and to hide them. That was the case with the Booth Maternity Group Home for Unwed Mothers and the Florence Crittenton Home, which operated for decades only a few blocks apart when Lincoln Heights was a refuge for frightened girls and their children.

Will a mural museum ever open in Lincoln Heights?

Proposed Lincoln Heights Mural Museum | Courtesy Gorilla Arts

LINCOLN HEIGHTS-- Kris and Mike Kolker have amassed a large collection of murals and large artwork created by street artists as part of their musical writing business. Now, the couple are proposing to use that collection and their Lincoln Heights studio as the foundation for Los Angeles' first mural museum. But if their idea is to become a reality, the couple needs to overcome some major hurdles.

Lincoln Heights celebrates new traffic signal

Courtesy Council District 1

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- Councilman Gil Cedillo gathered with schoolchildren Monday at the intersection of North Broadway and Hancock streets in Lincoln Heights for the installation of a new traffic signal to improve safety. The city requested a study of the intersection that showed more than 5,000 vehicles travel through daily.

The history of Lincoln Heights’ Piggyback Yard


LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Union Pacific’s Piggyback Yard sprawls over approximately 125 acres between Mission Road and the L.A. River. The busy rail yard would be transformed into parkland and wetlands next to the L.A. River if the city manages to raise enough money and the Union ... Read More »

The Reformation Station: A Story Of Strength in Lincoln Heights


"So close.” Words I’ve heard a lot lately. The first week of my latest foray with Pilates, I wondered if progress would ever be made. Engaging my core, flexing my feet, and relaxing my shoulders while performing a modified sit up seemed impossible. Trying to attend classes three times a week has revealed some improvement, but after seven months, hearing that I’m “so close” still rings out. Read More »

Found in Lincoln Heights: Friendly German Shepherd


German Shepherd, probably 2-4yrs, female, pretty friendly but cautious, maybe 50lbs. Found her in Happy Valley- Lincoln Heights – Montecito Heights. Have seen her around for about a week before picking her up. Contact: surf_wise@hotmail.com Want to publish a Lost & Found notice ? Please click ... Read More »