Thursday, October 20, 2016

Commission supports landmark status for Boyle Heights’ Japanese Hospital; Lincoln Heights business owner dies; who wants to work as a lead sampling technician?

Boyle Heights | Gabriel Moreno

Boyle Heights | Gabriel Moreno

MOrning Report

  • The clean up of the toxic Exide battery plant in Vernon could create jobs for residents of neighboring Boyle Heights and East L.A. A state agency is providing free job training for those interested in working as one of 35 lead sampling technicians, who will be involved in testing contamination levels at more than 10,000 properties in the area. EGP News
  • The Cultural Heritage Commission voted in favor of declaring the former Japanese Hospital in Boyle Heights a city historic cultural monument. The hospital building, constructed in 1929 at E. First and Fickett streets, opened to serve  Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans who faced discrimination and sometimes were turned away at public medical facilities. The  landmark nomination is subject to review by the City Council.
  • Ramon A. Ortiz, who operated Falcon Television Service and Jewelry Repair for 35 years in Lincoln Heights, has died at age 86. EGP News

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