News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park, El Sereno & Glassell Park

Old School Street Sign, Silver Lake | Photo by Roy Randall/Flickr

  • Did you feel it? 4.4 quake hits Yorba Linda. L.A. Now
  • Recreation & Parks Department said it will look for ways to keep municipal pools open beyond Aug. 14. Daily News
  • Police ask for public’s help in El Sereno shooting that left a 19-year-old  man dead on his porch. LAPD
  • Green Day plays Echo Park.  Pop & Hiss
  • The Poppin Wizard of Glassell Park is back with a new video. YouTube
  • The “Pioneer Aristocrats” of Boyle Heights.  Boyle Heights History


  1. This bit about keeping the pools open past Aug. 14. Why does no one point out that that date is set to coincide with when ALL the school kids will be going back to school this year? That’s who goes to the pools. If they are in school, they wont; be at the pools. And os there won’t be very many people at the pools at all.

    The dates of the school year have been changed as of this summer. The pools have always been synced to the dates that schools reopen in September. But this year the schools are reopening on Aug. 14. And so the pool closure date is synced with that –synced with the school calendar as always.

    In a time when budget cuts are so drastic that we are seriously cutting back on ambulance service and other very important things, how can keeping a pool open once kids are all in school be a spending priority?! Why are people mindlessly pushing for this?

    Do you want your kids to have a pool open that they can’t go to because they are in school, or do you want them to have an ambulance when they need one?!

  2. Not ALL kids go back on Aug 14th. Just LAUSD public schools. Charter school kids might want a swim. And an ambulance…

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