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Brush fires hit Lincoln Heights & Elysian Park [updated]

Brush fires hit Lincoln Heights & Elysian Park [updated]

Elysian Park fire | Robin Blackman Firefighters have been busy on the Eastside this afternoon, knocking down a  brush fire in Lincoln Heights shortly before another fire began in Elysian Park near Solano Canyon. Ground and air crews were deployed to fight the Elysian Park fire, which was reported at about 2:22 pm, and had […]

The latest on the Manchester terrorist attack

The latest on the Manchester terrorist attack

Emergency response vehicles are parked at the scene of a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017. ; Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® British authorities have identified the suspect in the Manchester suicide bombing attack as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The attack happened […]

Lifestyle Shift: Goodbye “Brooklyn lumberjack,” hello “Silver Lake shaman”

Lifestyle Shift:  Goodbye “Brooklyn lumberjack,” hello “Silver Lake shaman”

Quartz, the business website, reports on a shift in fashion and lifestyle that supposedly marks the decline of New York’s “Brooklyn lumberjack” and the ascendancy of the “Silver Lake shaman” among young consumers. This “easygoing wave” of culture and style that began in the hills of Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Echo Park is “on […]

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School!

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School!

Tom Louie nominated Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School I would like to nominate Mrs. Isis Gonzalez, a teacher of the third grade at Miramonte Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District, as Vroman’s Teacher of the Year. Isis is much loved and admired by students and co-workers alike, and she has always lifted the […]

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

A new proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown would make it easier for non-violent offenders to get parole for good behavior and give judges the latitude to decide whether juveniles as young as 14 to be tried as adults for serious crimes. ; Credit: L. Matthew Bowler/Getty Images AirTalk® In 2016, California voters approved a parole […]

Scenes and Sightings from Boyle Heights

Scenes and Sightings from Boyle Heights

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Boyle Heights. “Your ears hear the words your mouth speak…” sounds obvious but how many times have you wondered why you can give other people good advice but can’t see your own problems as clearly. Or, how many times have you talked yourself out of or into things? […]

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Ms. Dawn Rangel of Odyssey Charter School!

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Ms. Dawn Rangel of Odyssey Charter School!

Sadie nominated Ms. Dawn Rangel of Odyssey Charter School Ms. Dawn, my teacher, deserves this award for many reasons. So many that I could not say all of them in a book the size of Harry Potter. One very important reason why Ms. Dawn deserves this award is because she is respectful. I had been […]

El Sereno shooting leaves man wounded

El Sereno shooting leaves man wounded

EL SERENO — A male was injured in a shooting Friday night in the 5000 block of Templeton Street. Hollenbeck Police say the victim was transported to the hospital just before midnight, where his condition is currently listed as stable. Police have released no information on possible suspects, or of any other details of the […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 20 to 26

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 20 to 26

Here are events scheduled Saturday, May 20, to Friday, May 26.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The Spring Awakening Festival at Eaton Canyon Nature Center will feature traditional Native American dancers, drummers musicians, singers, storytellers and artisans plus special exhibits and […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 20 to 26

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 20 to 26

Here are events scheduled Saturday, May 20, to Friday, May 26.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The Spring Awakening Festival at Eaton Canyon Nature Center will feature traditional Native American dancers, drummers musicians, singers, storytellers and artisans plus special exhibits and […]

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