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Daily Archives: May 27, 2014

Industrial fire burning in Lincoln Heights [updated]

Photo by Owen Gerst/Flickr

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 »

Friends mourn Echo Park man killed in hammer attack


ECHO PARK — Juan Sanchez grew up on Morton Avenue in Echo Park, where he attended local schools and excelled at soccer, football and making people laugh, said his friend Jose Villafuerte.  “He was a really funny guy – he made everybody laugh,” he said.  Now, ... Read More »

L.A. River becomes a hot property

Elysian Valley housing or apartment development 1-7-2014 1-03-50 AM

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 »