Daily Archives: March 2, 2015

New Highland Park coffee house pops up in an unexpected spot

HIGHLAND PARK -- While new shops and restaurants have flocked to York Boulevard and Figueroa Street, Monte Vista Street has remained a sleepy side street of homes, churches and a few shops. But the opening today of Tierra Mia, a Latino-themed coffee house, might signal the arrival of other newcomers to the narrow street.

More of Echo Park’s Sunset Boulevard bungalows to bite the dust

ECHO PARK -- Amid the stores, restaurants, bars and gas stations of Sunset Boulevard, a few small homes and bungalows still remain on the busy street. But with real estate values rising and zoning that encourages dense development along major street, time is running out for many of the remaining Sunset Boulevard bungalows.

Woman injured in Lincoln Heights hit-and-run; ready for Margarita-flavored cupcakes?

MORNING REPORT: Police were looking for the driver of an older model BMW that struck a 60-year-old woman Sunday morning in Lincoln Heights at Pasadena Avenue and San Fernando Road ... One of the vendors at the Boyle Heights Farmers’ Market sells a line of cupcakes inspired by Latin foods and flavors, including a Margarita cupcake with tequila and a tamale con mole cupcake ... Sign up for The Eastsider Email Digest for a daily dose of scenes, sightings and stories.

Man found stabbed to death in Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK -- Police this morning are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found near Figueroa Street and Avenue 60 on Sunday night. Officers were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m. and found the body of a black male with stab wounds.