Echo Park mother pleads not guilty to murdering her son; City Terrace family wins court victory over 63% rent increase; another Boyle Heights gallery

El Sereno | josenowsky

El Sereno | josenowsky

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  • Veronica Aguilar, whose 11-year-old son was found dead inside a closet in their Echo Park home, plead not guilty to murder and child abuse charges. L.A. Now
  • A jury sided with a City Terrace family in a dispute with their landlord over refusing to pay the rent on their 2-bedroom apartment after it was raised 63% to $2,000 a month. “But the victory might be short lived. The family must pay the higher rent once repairs are made to the apartment that had been described as “uninhabitable. Curbed L.A.
  • Ibid, a London-based art dealer, has moved its Los Angeles-based gallery into a new 13,000-square-foot space in Boyle Heights. It’s the most recent art space to open in the neighborhood even as some anti-gentrification activists have been pushing for galleries to close. Art News

  • Street Level Cafe of Echo Park is now honoring the Reader Sponsorship & Benefits Card.  Cardholders get 10% off a meal at Street Level at any time OR a free soda or coffee with your meal between 3 pm and 6 pm.
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