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Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Bowling for bargains in Northeast L.A.

With the opening of Highland Park Bowl last month, there’s a renewed interest in the art of knocking down pins in an alley both as sport and recreation. After all, bowling is socially ecumenical: it’s a great place for kids birthday parties, fun for families, the perfect second date for teens, social outlet for seniors, college bonding, Father’s Day Fun, the list goes on, Read More »

Lummis Day Festival honors a master printmaker

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MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Lummis Day Festival celebrates features numerous artists as it celebrates the arts and culture of Northeast L.A. But on Saturday, the festival focused its attention on honoring the legacy of one artist, print maker Richard Duardo, who died last year at age 62. Read More »

Will the Arroyo Seco flow back to life?

The Arroyo Seco | Martha Benedict

While the L.A. River is poised for a billion-dollar restoration, the nearby Arroyo Seco seems almost forgotten as it runs down a narrow slit along the 110 Freeway through Northeast L.A. But a feasibility study now underway may eventually lead to a restoration of the Arroyo Seco as well.

Northeast L.A. students take a walk in the past lane

Ranchero-era fashion statement Sophia Aguilar and Natalia Romero | Brenda Rees

HIGHLAND PARK -- At Ramona Hall, eighth graders from Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School were practicing their lines and testing their delivering. After all, show time was only days away. While costumes and props were in place, some adrenal jitters needed to be worked out during this rehearsal. The upcoming show, however, was not a theatrical performance, but rather a shared educational experience.

Save The Date: Arroyo Culture is just a Gold Line ride away

The Southwest Museum Gold Line Station is only a short walk from some of cultural and historic treasures of Highland Park, Mt. Washington and Montecito Heights. On Saturday, March 8, “The Living Museum: Sycamore Grove” will showcase the architecture, culture, history and environment on both sides ... Read More »

Are bikes and businesses good for each other?

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The city seems to think so and is in the process of setting up a  Bicycle Friendly Business District across Northeast L.A. The pilot program would encourage businesses to adopt bike-friendly incentives and practices – such as discounts for bike riders and adopting bike-friendly dress codes ... Read More »

Man killed by Gold Line train

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View Larger Map Gold Line rail service between  Highland Park and South Pasadena was disrupted early this evening after a man was struck and killed by a train as he stood on the tracks near Monterey Road and Pasadena Avenue in South Pasadena. The  train operator ... Read More »

Arts tour explores Northeast L.A.’s creative side

2013 Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour. Photos by Martha Benedict 11-25-2013 12-09-03 PM

The 21st Annual Discovery Tour on Sunday showcased the work of 100 artists displayed in the homes, gardens and historic landmarks of Northeast L.A. Organized by the Arroyo Arts Collective, the tour allowed visitors to view as well as buy a wide range of art and ... Read More »

For Sale: Beautiful Duplex In NE Los Angeles

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 1414-1416 Hazelwood Ave. $629,000 | Map Beautiful Duplex in Trendy North East L.A. These updated and modern units offer plenty of private living, a convenient lifestyle, and a located in the heart of one of the fastest growing areas in Los Angeles. Unit #1 is a ... Read More »