Daily Archives: May 18, 2015

What’s in store for Lincoln Heights’ Bi-Rite Market?

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- It has been three years since Bi-Rite Market at the corner of North Broadway and Griffin Avenue shut down. The parking lot has remained vacant and fenced off while the the market's red paint has faded into a shade pink and a broken neon signs hangs over the entrance. What's going to happen with this property? The owner of Big Saver Foods probably has the answer.

Amgen bike race takes some Highland Park car owners by surprise

HIGHLAND PARK -- Jane Parshall had never heard of the Amgen Tour of California, the nation's largest bike race, until it was too late. On Sunday morning, Parshall discovered that her Volvo station wagon had been impounded because it had been parked on Piedmont Avenue, part of the route the elite cyclists took as they raced through on their way to the finish line in Pasadena. When Parshall went to claim her Volvo, she ran into many other Northeast L.A. residents whose vehicles had also been impounded for being left on the route.

Glass spill shuts down Boyle Heights freeway lanes; police chase ends in Silver Lake; near-death experience inspires Echo Park author’s new novel

MORNING REPORT: The transition road from the southbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 60 was shut down this morning after a big-rig overturned and spilled a load of glass across traffic lanes ... A parolee lead police on a chase that begin Lincoln Heights and ended in Silver Lake when the suspect’s stolen vehicle flipped on a 101 Freeway ramp ... U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra said he hopes to make a decision by August on whether to enter the race to replace replace Sen. Barbara Boxer .... The most recent novel by Echo Park writer Diana Wagman was inspired by her near-death experience