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Yearly Archives: 2016

L.A. violent crime on the rise; Councilman wants to ban lone adults on playgrounds; free rides on New Year’s Eve

MORNING REPORT: Violent crime in the City of Los Angeles rose in 2016 for the third straight year, with more than 290 people killed so far this year .... Councilman Mitch O'Farrell wants to ban adults unaccompanied by children from park playgrounds to improve safety but not everyone agrees with the proposal .... Metro will be offering free bus and train rides on New Year's Eve Read More »

Found in Highland Park: Tuxedo Male Cat w/ Scottish Fold Ears

Super affectionate black and white male cat found 12/30/16 at the corner of Avenue 58 and Monte Vista St. in Highland Park, one block from the Gold Line Station. • No Microchip • Not Neutered • Distinctive “Scottish Fold” style folded down curled ears • Black and White Tuxedo Coat with white feet and primarily black coat, pink and black nose • Seems to be ... Read More »

The legacy and history of Eastside murals; Echo Park’s biggest reggae fan; have a blast but don’t shoot on New Year’s Eve

MORNING REPORT: A new book focuses on the history and impact of the murals created by Chicano artists during the 1970s across Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles .... A visit with legendary reggae fan and collector Roger Steffens of Echo Park. Steffens, who once hosted a reggae show on KCRW, has amassed a collection that consists of more than 10,000 albums, 30,000 photos, 2,000 hours of reggae videos .... Shooting a gun into the air to celebrate the New Year (or any other occasion) is a felony Read More »

Highland Park shooting victim identified

HIGHLAND PARK — The woman who was fatally shot Wednesday morning at the corner of Avenue 56 and Monte Vista Street has been identified as 23-year-old Jessica Andrea Rocha of Los Angeles, said Elissa Fleak with the county coroner. Rocha, identified as Jessica Rocha-Betancourt on an online fundraiser, was gunned down at 11 am after she was engaged in a conversation ... Read More »

Pancakes from Highland Park and Silver Lake make it to the top of the stack

Two Eastside breakfast spots made Los Angeles Magazine’s list of “12 Pancakes in L.A. to Try Before You Die.” In Highland Park, try the gluten-free pancakes at Kitchen Mouse – a combination of corn, buckwheat and oat flour, spiced with cinnamon and topped with berries and toasted coconut. This Figueroa Street restaurant also won the magazine’s Best of L.A. award ... Read More »

On the Market: New City Terrace construction; remodeled Echo Park bungalow; Glassell Park 3-bedroom

Nearly a dozen single-family homes, condos and other properties went up for sale on the Eastside during the last week. Here’s a sample of what’s new on the market: East L.A.: Newly constructed 4-bedroom in City Terrace. $579,900. Echo Park: Remodeled 2-bedroom near the border with Silver Lake. $899,000. Glassell Park: 3-bedroom with basement storage area. $599,000. New Listings By Neighborhood: ... Read More »

Boyle Heights police chase ends in Riverside County; Shepard Fairey and Debbie Harry to create clothing line; police looking for El Sereno burglary suspect

MORNING REPORT: The high-speed police pursuit of a stolen BMW that began in Boyle Heights ended in Riverside County ..... Artist Shepard Fairey, whose studio is located in Echo Park, is partnering with singer Debbie Harry to create a special-edition line of women's clothing to be sold under Fairey's Obey label ..... Police released a security camera photo of a man who pointed a gun at a dog after he allegedly broke into an an El Sereno home in the 4900 block of Twinning Street Read More »

Bulletin Board: EPIA January Town Hall Presents ‘Preserving Los Angeles’

Submitted by the Echo Park Improvement Association Thursday, January 5, 2016 @ 7pm Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital In conjunction with the Echo Park Historical Society, we have invited special guest Ken Bernstein of the Department of Historic Resources to present on preservation efforts in the City. Mr. Bernstein will discuss the work that the department does and how community members ... Read More »