Thursday, June 22, 2017

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News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Echo Park & Highland Park

Highland Park Bug | Photo by Martha Benedict/Flickr New Echo Park elementary school built for 800 students expected to hold 500 instead. Echo Park Now What’s an Amtrak train doing above Highland Park? 90042 Boyle Heights police station named in honor of LAPD’s first Latino commanding ... Read More »

Going nowhere fast

Apparently plenty of motorists were not aware or had forgot that the southbound Arroyo Seco Parkway (110 Pasadena Freeway) in Highland Park would be closed this weekend from York Boulevard to Avenue 52 as part of a Caltrans construction project. Martha Benedict took these photos Saturday ... Read More »

Highland Park gets “yarn-bombed”

A band of fiber artists engaged in some "yarn bombing" on Figueroa Street in Highland Park on Saturday, draping everything from parking meters to a bus shelter with colorful knitted and crocheted pieces. Read More »

News & Notes from Cypress Park, Echo Park & Highland Park

Zeigler Estate, Highland Park | Photo by Martha Benedict/Flickr Where’s the train? Gold Line riders face 20-minute delays this morning. L.A. Now Veggies and graffiti grow in Highland Park community garden. L.A. at Home You make how much? City updates list of  employee salaries. Daily News ... Read More »

The house that Frank Frisk built now sits above a controversy

It's hard not to notice with a bit of awe and envy the sleek, one-story house that seems to sit alone atop a steep Montecito Heights hillside. It's a setting that has attracted the notice of artists, such as Mary-Austin Klein, who has painted views of the home (pictured above) from below and a nearby ridge. Read More »


Auerelio José Barrera, Photographer Aurelio José Barrera is a native Angelino from East LA who has lived on the Eastside all of his life. Barrera attended puiblic school and went to Cal State Long Beach. After 25 years in the Los Angeles Times Photo Department as ... Read More »

Protest at the Southwest Museum

The Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition staged a protest this morning over the reduction in public access to the Mount Washington compound and the closure of its gift shop at the end of last year. About 40 protesters gathered at Marmion Way and Museum Drive ... Read More »

L.A. River to reopen for another summer of recreation

ELYSIAN VALLEY — A stretch of the Los Angeles River will once again be open for fishing, kayaking, hiking and other recreational pursuits starting Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. For the second year in a row,  the public will be able to access the river at specific ... Read More »