Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lincoln Heights stories, photos and more

5 Questions: Christine Spehar teaches students about art and sustainability

Christine Spehar is surrounded by a Lincoln Heights classroom of 7th graders and tiny circles representing Earth. The children are making posters to ask people in their community to clean up after themselves. Spehar’s non-profit organization, Ruckus Roots, wants to blend art and environmentalism in the ... Read More »

Storefront Report: Fitness seekers reach new heights at Lincoln Heights climbing gym

Stronghold Climbing Gym has recently placed a firm grip on the old Edison Electric Company space at the Brewery Arts complex. This Lincoln Heights space is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument originally designed by Los Angeles architect, John Parkinson (City Hall, Bullocks Wilshire, Union Station). The ... Read More »

Body found in L.A. River near Lincoln Heights


A body was recovered this morning from the Los Angeles River near the Spring Street bridge, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  A CBS2 photo taken from a distance shows what appears to be a body and LAFD crews under the bridge that connects Lincoln ... Read More »

City may offer a helping hand to fix Florence Nightingale statue


The long-neglected statue of Florence Nightingale in Lincoln Park has gotten a lot of attention in the past week.  Last Thursday, The Eastsider pointed out how the nearly 80-year-old statue that honors the champion of modern nursing remained damaged while other landmarks in the park were ... Read More »

New Lincoln Heights park is ready but public remains fenced out

Reyes River Grenway Closed (2)

Water cascades down into a rock-lined pool.  Newly planted trees and flowering shrubs sway in the breeze.  Burgundy colored benches  await visitors while pathways and bridges beckon to those who want to take a short stroll.   After more than a year of construction, the new ... Read More »

Lost in Lincoln Heights: Small dog named Lola


PLEASE HELP US FIND LOLA! $500 CASH REWARD NO QUESTIONS ASKED!! Her owner was in a car accident in Little Tokyo in the Downtown LA area, she was scared and ran off. She is a small dog (about 30 lbs), very sweet, friendly, and energetic. She ... Read More »

Lincoln Park landmark gateway gets some TLC but what about Flo?


It was three years ago that Lincoln Heights residents celebrated the $390,000 restoration of the The Lincoln Park Gateway, an Art Deco-style ceremonial entrance on the north edge of Lincoln Park.  On Wednesday, conservation workers were back at the gateway scraping mineral deposits off the decorative tile ... Read More »

Eastside Property: Lincoln Heights Craftsman selling for under $400,000

If you are searching for a Craftsman dream home in move-in condition, get ready to pay top dollar. Even low-priced Craftsman fixer uppers are getting hard to find, with home buyers competing against flippers and contractors.  At $380,000, this 102-year-old Craftsman-style cottage in the flats of ... Read More »

City prepares to honor the legacy of pioneering Lincoln Heights football player

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A Lincoln Heights intersection would be christened “Kenny Washington Square” under a proposal to honor a star football player at Lincoln High who would later become one of the first black players in the NFL. The City Council is scheduled to vote next week on a ... Read More »

Four suspects arrested in Lincoln Heights home invasion


Four armed suspected were apprehended early this morning after they forced their way into a Lincoln Heights home and took one of the residents hostage, according to ABC7. No persons, including the hostage, were reported injured during the incident, which ended after the SWAT team arrived ... Read More »