Daily Archives: August 18, 2016

Headed to the Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday? Here’s what you need to know

After being postponed last year, the 17th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival returns with new vigor and purpose on Saturday, August 20 as the largest free music festival in the Los Angeles area. Organizers have taken the criticism of past festivals and have worked with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, community leaders and local businesses to tailor the festival to be less of a full-out party scene, and more of family-friendly and neighborhood vibe. Read More »

From Behind the Wheel of a Lincoln Town Car: A volunteer’s view of the 1984 L.A. Olympics

On Friday, July 13, 1984, my journal entry reads: “In DTLA for the Big Picture - 18,000 people gathered for an Olympic welcoming photo. How thrilling! I just LOVE this city!!!” As the Olympic torch made its way through LA, anticipation for the games grew. Some were later sorry they had opted to leave town citing ‘too much smog and traffic’, but we who stayed were rewarded with an unforgettable Olympics. Read More »

Lead contamination found at Boyle Heights and East L.A. schools; West Nile Virus detected in East L.A. and El Sereno; Airbnb on the agenda

MORNING REPORT: Sections of Lorena Street Elementary in Boyle Heights and Rowan Avenue Elementary in East Los Angeles were fenced off after officials found elevated levels of lead in the soil as part of testing related to the clean up of the Exide battery plant ... County health officials said that mosquitos with West Nile Virus have been found in El Sereno and East Los Angeles Read More »

Police looking for Lincoln Heights gunman

LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- The armed suspect that police are searching for near Eagle Rock High this morning is connected to a shooting that took place hours earlier in Lincoln Heights, according to preliminary police reports. Read More »