Autopsy to be conducted on Echo Park boy found dead in a closet; LACC music majors to get free tuition courtesy of Herb Alpert

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  • The county coroner will conduct an autopsy of the 11-year-old  boy whose body was found in a closet in Echo Park.  His mother, 39-year-old Veronica Aguilar, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment resulting in death. Aguilar has at least three other children ages 14, 16 and 18.  The minors were released to Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. L.A. Now
  • Herb Alpert’s foundation will donate $10.1 million to L.A. City College to pay for the tuition of music majors. It’s the single largest donation ever to a community college in Southern California.  L.A. Now
  • Was Jesse Romero, the Boyle Heights 14-year-old shot dead by the LAPD, a bright kid or a gun-toting criminal?  Family and friends talk about Romero as they prepare for his funeral on Friday. KPCC
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  1. Is this an arbitrary photo associated with this article? Just a concerned citizen asking (who incidentally lives next to this house featured up top).

  2. The Herb Alpert Foundation is going to change lives with this amazing and generous gift! So much money is donated to UCLA and USC, but it is schools like LACC and CSULA where students of color, students working hard to put themselves through school, etc. can literally FLY with a generous gift such as this. Thank you, Herb Alpert for not forgetting and for planting these musical seeds! Herb Alpert was born and raised in Boyle Heights, son of a Jewish immigrant. What a legacy he has left with this gift to LACC!

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