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Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

Elysian Valley drill team steps into the holidays

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- The holiday season is parade season for coach Norma Ruiz and the 100 members of 1st Impression. In a high-ceilinged studio and gym on Gilroy Street, the drill team has been rigorously practicing new routines in preparation for the upcoming Echo Park Community Parade. It’s one of four parades the group will perform in during the holidays. Read More »

Homeless find shelter in the pews of a Highland Park church

HIGHLAND PARK -- For years, the homeless of Highland Park have had to Glendale or Skid Row to find the nearest shelter. The long bus ride and the volatile environment of Skid Row had left many preferring to stay in Northeast L.A. and camp out in places like the Arroyo Seco and Sycamore Park. But now they will not have to leave the neighborhood after All Saints Episcopal Church opened its doors as NELA’s only homeless shelter and access center this month. Read More »