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Daily Archives: January 26, 2015

Street artists repaint their Highland Park canvas

Jesse Castillo, aka XXXXX, and Extreme at work in Highland Park | Katrina Alexy

HIGHLAND PARK - Two street artists who go by the names of Xtreme and Kastle recently created a colorful new mural near Marmion Way and Avenue 53. It turns out that the two artists have painted murals on this same wall parallel to the Gold Line tracks several times before but the street art has been vandalized to the point where the pair of artists start over fresh every so often. Read More »

Family fundraising to rebuild Echo Park grandmother’s home

Fundraising appeal for Margarita Rodriguez, "Mama Tita," in front of construction site

The family of an 82-year-old woman who lost her Echo Park home in a fire has rallied to her support, maxing out their credit cards to buy building materials and starting a crowd funding effort to rebuild the house. However, the fundraiser is nowhere near its $50,000 goal, and last week the money ran out and construction on the unfinished home stopped. Read More »

13-year-old arrested in fatal East L.A. stabbing; a locals-only Highland Park homeless encampment; Metro “starting over” on Mariachi Plaza development

Eagle Rock | Matthew Morgus/Eastsider Photo Pool

Morning Report: A 13-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old outside an East L.A. middle school ... Homeless encampments that have spread beyond Downtown L.A. to Highland Park and other adjacent neighborhoods include local residents ... East L.A. sheriffs deputies opened fire at a 16-year-old male who pointed a gun at them ... Metro says "we're starting all over" at developing its Mariachi Gold Line station property in the face of opposition from Boyle Heights residents. Read More »