Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Why are fewer pit bulls ending up in L.A. animal shelters?

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- During the past five years there has been a significant drop in the number of pit bulls being taken into city animal shelters. For example, 790 pit bulls and pit bull mixes arrived at the North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights during the 2015-2016 fiscal year. That's down more than 40% from the 1,351 pit bulls taken in five years ago, according to L.A. Animal Services statistics. What explains the drop? Read More »

Scorched Earth: Aftermath of Lincoln Heights fire

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS –The flames have been put out, the fire trucks are gone and the water-dropping helicopters have flown away. What is left to remind residents of Thursday afternoon’s blaze on Paradise Hill is a scorched, 7.5-acre section of steep hillside.  Angela Whiting, who took photos ... Read More »

Lincoln Park sexual assault suspect apprehended


LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Police this afternoon said that a suspected gang member has been apprehended in connection with Monday’s sexual assault of a woman inside a restroom at Lincoln Park. Edgar Lobos, 27, had been released from jail for only about 12 hours when he forced a ... Read More »