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City might end up paying more for L.A. River restoration; making the Arroyo Seco more accessible; big rig crash closes southbound I-5

City might end up paying more for L.A. River restoration; making the Arroyo Seco more accessible; big rig crash closes southbound I-5

Dodger Stadium | Andriana Baker/Instagram The city could end up paying a for a larger share of the L.A. River restoration project than originally expected, with current estimates ranging from $965 million to $1.2 billion. L.A. Now A pedestrian advocate says the Arroyo Seco needs to be reconnected and made more accessible to Northeast L.A. […]

Saran serpent

Saran serpent

Last Friday I tripped and fell on a concrete walkway. Spent the week end thinking my my arm was broken – compression fracture.   Found out Monday – it was my wrist not my arm.   Tomorrow I’ll have surgery to fix the broken bones. This will be a part of my fashion statement for […]

Highland Park shootings blamed on gang feud

Highland Park shootings blamed on gang feud

By NATHAN SOLIS HIGHLAND PARK — Shots rang out near Burbank Middle School on Monday as families were getting ready to attend a baseball game. It’s the most recent Highland Park shooting that police say is connected to a gang feud. No one was injured in the Monday shooting, which took place at about 5 p.m. […]

Getting the best bang for your buck with video on demand

Getting the best bang for your buck with video on demand

An image showing the on-demand internet streaming media provider, Netflix, on a laptop screen.; Credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images With all of the choices that exist, picking the video on demand or streaming service that’s right for you can be a daunting (and potentially pricey) task. With price points below $10 a month, services like Netflix […]

His Students: Escalante’s Living Legacy

His Students: Escalante’s Living Legacy

If you look at the banners that surround PCC you’ll see images of alumni who have gone on to make their mark in the world after having attended the college.  You’ll find images of Jackie Robinson, Dr. Adriana Ocampo, Bob Mackie, Jerry Tarkanian, Betti Mae Scott.   You’ll see many more on the banners and […]

Don’t expect any bargains renting an Echo Park Avenue storefront

Don’t expect any bargains renting an Echo Park Avenue storefront

A small storefront is going for $2,400+ a month at the Del Mor apartment building Echo Park News Sponsor • Masa of Echo Park ECHO PARK —  The red-brick Del Mor apartment building – aka Grafton Lofts – serves as the retail hub of Echo Park Avenue, with its ground floor tenants selling everything from […]

The hefty price of replacing LA’s pipes

The hefty price of replacing LA’s pipes

LADWP crews working to repair water mains in a photo released Wednesday, July 30, 2014.; Credit: LADWP An L.A. Times review of a Department of Water and Power report revealed that it could cost as much as $15 billion dollars to fix the city’s aging pipe system. Many of the city’s pipes are nearly a […]

Monday Mentions! – Money, Dollars, Money

Monday Mentions! – Money, Dollars, Money

Good Monday Morning! Everybody wants money but everybody’s got bills. I pulled a few recommends from the staff from the Monday & Business section. We’ve got plenty more with this came from at the store! It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be: The world’s best selling book By Paul […]

Kera and The Lesbians: Bipolar folk for the world traveler

Kera and The Lesbians: Bipolar folk for the world traveler

Phil MacNitt, Kera Armendariz and Michael Delaney of Kera and The Lesbians By NATHAN SOLIS Kera and The Lesbians function like a diesel engine, sometimes taking their time to warm up but always efficient at their craft. Okay, maybe a combustion engine is not the best analogy for this group. But consider this: the vocals […]

Ramsay & Ryu to compete in Council District 4 runoff; Boyle Heights affordable housing projects; El Sereno woman kicks out cop car window

Ramsay & Ryu to compete in Council District 4 runoff; Boyle Heights affordable housing projects; El Sereno woman kicks out cop car window

Silver Lake | Andy Tran/Instagram A finally tally by the City Clerk showed that Council District 4 candidates Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu were the top vote getters in the March 3 primary. Ramsay and Ryu will now compete in a May 19 runoff election. L.A. City Clerk A grand opening was held for a […]

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