Monday, September 1, 2014

Lincoln Heights stories, photos and more

Five-story building planned for Lincoln Heights


LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- A trip down North Broadway through Lincoln Heights' main street finds that most shops and businesses are housed in one and two story buildings. But now there's a proposal to build what would rank as North Broadway's tallest building, a five-story medical office and retail building near Lincoln High School, according to a summary provided by the city Planning Department. Read More »

One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting

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A 40-year-old man was fatally shot shortly after midnight today in the 2200 block of Thomas Street in Lincoln Heights, police said.  The victim, Edgar Pastor, fled in his vehicle following the shooting and was found by officers in a nearby alley after he was involved ... Read More »

Lincoln Heights is the place for toys and tacos

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — With Little Free Libraries seeming to pop up all over the place, John King and Therese Garcia decided that their neighborhood could benefit from the same concept. But instead of  books,  the Lincoln Heights couple decided to focus on toys. So, after getting ... Read More »

For Sale: 1BD/1BA Lincoln Heights Charmer with scenic DTLA views

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3117 Minnesota Street | $349,000 | Property Website 1 bed/1 bath bachelor(ette) retreat charmer home located in one of the fastest up and coming areas in all of LA. House possesses exceptional natural light and a distinct urban flair with loads of style & phenomenal views across ... Read More »

One dead in Lincoln Heights shooting


LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A 47-year-old man was killed during a Wednesday afternoon shooting that may have been gang related, police said.  The victim, described as a male Latino, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting near Avenue 19 and Albion streets, said Detective Meghan ... Read More »

Industrial fire burning in Lincoln Heights [updated]

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Firefighters tonight are trying to extinguish a large blaze that broke out in a Lincoln Heights scrapyard, according to preliminary reports from the L.A. Fire Department.  The fire was burning through the yard filled with 55-gallon drums containing “possible exotic metals” in the ... Read More »

L.A. River becomes a hot property

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — The reopening of the L.A. River on Memorial Day for a summer of kayaking, fishing and hiking is a reminder of the channel’s potential to create a miles-long park and recreation zone in the middle of the city. But the revival of the ... Read More »

Lincoln Heights’ river greenway finally open to the public

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS –  The Ed P. Reyes River Greenway in Lincoln Heights is now officially open to the public after the city installed some heavy-duty gates to secure the one acre of parkland next to the L.A. River. The greenway, which features a  small stream, pathways ... Read More »

Neighborhood Fixture: The Lincoln Heights office building with enough noir for a novel

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS —  Talk of suicide,  a family feud and a courtroom battle over a father’s will. That’s enough intrigue and noir to fill a Raymond Chandler novel. And with a setting that looks like this, how could you expect anything less. It is the Di ... Read 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 »