Daily Archives: February 23, 2017

Highland Park mural needs a $20,000 touch-up

HIGHLAND PARK — One of the biggest murals in the neighborhood help, according to LA Weekly. Mexico Tenochtitlan: A Sequence of Time and Culture at the corner of Avenue 61 and North Figueroa Street — the 100-foot by 20-foot saga of Chicano history — has been tagged about about two dozen times in the past two years, according to Anthony ... Read More »

On the Market: Boyle Heights 5-unit; East L.A Traditional; Glassell Park 3-bedroom

Around 50 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: Boyle Heights: Five units on a lot – a studio, two 1-bedrooms and two 2-bedrooms. $749,000. East L.A.: 3-bedroom with 2-car garage. Near the library and Belvedere Park Lake. $449,000. Glassell Park: 3-bedroom ... Read More »

Person dies near Silver Lake freeway onramp

The Silver Lake Boulevard onramp to the southbound 101 Freeway was shut down last night as officials investigated the death a person who lived in a homeless encampment, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officials with the CHP and LAPD contacted this morning did not have information about how the person died or the age and sex of the deceased. ... Read More »

Millie’s in Silver Lake changes size and customers – but remains the same

SILVER LAKE— An influx of European tourists is one of the reasons that prompted Millie’s Café to expand, LA Weekly reports. But the expansion didn’t stop Robert Babish – who has owned Millie’s for 16 years – from lamenting over the good ol’ days. “It was better before, mostly hipsters, but they moved,” Babish said in the LA Weekly story. ... Read More »

Highland Park’s historic Lummis Home left in limbo

HIGHLAND PARK — It has been nearly 2-1/2 years since the city began negotiating with Occidental College about managing and restoring the Lummis Home, a city and state historic landmark built out of arroyo stones.  However, the city and college have yet to reach an agreement, leaving one of Northeast L.A.’s most important historic and cultural sites to sit idle ... Read More »

Councilman Cedillo defends record; running for Congress in the Trump era; vehicle break-in spree in Angeleno Heights

MORNING REPORT: Council District 1 representative Gil Cedillo, who is running for re-election in the March 7 primary, defended his record in a Lincoln Heights candidate forum .... About half of the 23 candidates running in the 34th Congressional District are either immigrants or the son of immigrants .... Angeleno Heights and Echo Park got hit with a spate of vehicle break-ins over the past week Read More »

Woman killed crossing El Sereno street [updated]

El SERENO — A pedestrian was killed Wednesday evening after she was struck by a vehicle in the 5200 block of Alhambra Avenue, police said. There are conflicting reports about what happened. KTLA and others say that the crash that left a 30-year-old mother dead and her 2-year-old boy injured was a hit-and-run. But officer Jenny Houser with LAPD media ... Read More »