Thursday, October 27, 2016

Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fire heavily damages Highland Park home [updated]


HIGHLAND PARK — Firefighters took about 30 minutes to put out a blaze that broke out tonight in a vacant home in the 5600 block of Hub Street,  according to the L.A. Fire Department. The blaze began at about 9:30 p.m., with the one-story home being “well ... Read More »

Death, mystery and flowers fill a corner of Debs Park

Flower at Debs Park murder scene

El SERENO —  The grassy clearing surrounded by shaggy pepper and eucalyptus  trees would make for an ideal spot to take a break from a walk through Debs Park.  But on Wednesday, this clearing became a crime scene after the bodies of two women were discovered ... Read More »

The making of a scary East L.A. story


EAST LOS ANGELES -- Shhhhh. Come closer. If you ask me, it’s not Halloween without a good scary story. First time author, Mario J. Becerra couldn’t agree more. His recently published book, Haunted East Los Angeles, tells of devil worship, spirit children, Ouija boards, poltergeists, and graveyard apparitions. Apparently, many others agree, too, because the Chicano Resource Center at the East Los Angeles Library was packed at his Thursday evening book talk. Read More »

Fire destroys SUV on Echo Park street

Photo by Mario Salazar

ECHO PARK — Residents living near the corner of Laveta Terrace and Scott Avenue awoke early this morning to the sound of a car alarm and the sight of a parked SUV in flames. After hearing a car alarm, a  nearby resident named Cecilia went outside at ... Read More »

Silver Lake Midcentury Modern Available for Lease


The Kawaguchi House, a stunning Midcentury Modern home in Silver Lake, is available for lease. Completed in 1953 by noted architect Eugene Kinn Choy the residence enjoys a serene hillside location in the Primrose Hill enclave, prized for its easy Reservoir access and gorgeous vistas. Read More »

Second Debs Park victim identified; homeless raise safety concerns in Boyle Heights

Silver Lake Reservoir | Gina Acuña

MORNING REPORT: Friends identified one of the two women found dead in Debs Park on Wednesday as Briana Gallegos .... Boyle Heights residents expressed concern about the public safety and health issues related to the growing number of homeless persons in parks and other areas .... The L.A. City Council is scheduled to vote on a motion today to reduce building height and impose other restrictions on new construction near in portions of Elysian Valley near the L.A. River Read More »

Grass fire burns half acre in Elysian Park

An early morning grass fire scorched about a half-acre of Elysian Park near the northbound 110 Freeway and Academy Road, according to the L.A. Fire Department. About 60 fire fighters assisted by water-drops took about an hour to put out the fire, which broke out before ... Read More »

Body found in Los Feliz supermarket parking lot

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LOS FELIZ – The LAPD is investigating the discovery of a man’s body this afternoon inside a parked car in the Albertsons supermarket parking lot, reports LAist. Police told LAist that the cause of death has yet to be determined and that no homicide investigation is ... Read More »