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Daily Archives: October 28, 2015

Two female bodies found in Debs Park [updated]

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El SERENO — The bodies of two women were discovered this afternoon in the area of Debs Park, according to the LAPD. The women, believed to be Latinas between the ages of 18 to 25,  were found at about 2:20 p.m. near Mercury Avenue and Boundary Street in ... Read More »

What’s in store for the Echo Park Rite Aid and Walgreens?

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ECHO PARK — The $9.4 billion acquisition that will bring the Walgreens and Rite Aid drug stores under one corporate roof has raised a lot of questions, including whether the deal will mean eventual store closures and layoffs.  In Echo Park, the Walgreens at Sunset Boulevard and ... Read More »

Goodbye Red Hill, Hello The Whisperer

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ECHO PARK — A new sign – “The Whisperer” – has been painted on the exterior of the former Red Hill restaurant, which has been closed since last December. Reader Amy Schmalz snapped a shot of the newly painted sign on the now black building at ... Read More »

Echo Park home prices jump in September; hot pink Silver Lake Spanish sells for $1.9 million

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Home prices increased just 3.8% in the city of L.A. this September - the lowest price appreciation since June 2012, according to a recent report from real estate brokerage, Redfin. But the Eastside was an exception as it contains some of the most competitive markets in all of L.A. The typical Eastside home now sells within 15 days, with more than half of all homes sell for more than the asking price. Read More »

Good Samaritan stabbed on Boyle Heights bus

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police released photos of a man who suspected of assaulting a female bus rider and then stabbing a Good Samaritan who came to her assistance. The incident took place on Thursday, Oct. 22 on the southern edge of Boyle Heights near the intersection ... Read More »

City to remove Silver Lake’s DIY traffic cams

Phony Silver Lake traffic camera. photo by Jen Fodor

SILVER LAKE — The city’s Department of Transportation is going to remove four unauthorized traffic cameras and signs that were recently installed at the intersection of  Reservoir and Coronado streets. Jen Fodor noticed that a camera had been installed on a utility pole on one corner ... Read More »

Echo Park shoe repairman faces a long wait for a home; NELA median home sales prices top $600,000

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MORNING REPORT: A 71-year-old homeless Echo Park shoe repairman who works and lives out of a van faces a 3- to 10-year wait to get an affordable apartment .... The median price for homes sold in September across several Northeast L.A. neighborhoods rose above $600,000 .... A Hearst heiress has purchased a Los Feliz Spanish Colonial Revival estate designed by Paul Williams for $11 million Read More »