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Neighbor Spotlight: Artist is dedicated to her craft and East L.A.

Neighbor Spotlight: Artist is dedicated to her craft and East L.A.
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Gloria Negrete at Evergreen Cemetery | C.J. Salgado By C.J. SALGADO EAST LOS ANGELES — At 26, artist Gloria Negrete is making her mark in East L.A., one artwork at a time. Last year, her drawing of the “ghost woman” of Evergreen Cemetery graced the cover of Haunted East Los Angeles, a book of scary […]

Silver Lake area shooting leaves man wounded

Silver Lake area shooting leaves man wounded

SILVER LAKE — One man was shot Wednesday night near Benton Way and the 101 Freeway during what may have been a neighbor dispute, according to KTLA. The victim, described as a man in his 30s, was in grave condition following the shooting that took place at about 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of […]

Silver Lake area shooting leaves man wounded

Silver Lake area shooting leaves man wounded

SILVER LAKE — One man was shot Wednesday night near Benton Way and the 101 Freeway during what may have been a neighbor dispute, according to KTLA. The victim, described as a man in his 30s, was in grave condition following the shooting that took place at about 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of […]

Man wounded in Boyle Heights shooting; live music coming to former Highland Park pool hall; new parking fees proposed for Griffith Park

Man wounded in Boyle Heights shooting; live music coming to former Highland Park pool hall; new parking fees proposed for Griffith Park

Atwater Village | Gina Acuna A man walking early this morning near North State Street and City View Avenue was shot in the back in a drive-by shooting. Today’s incident follows a fatal Boyle Heights shooting on Monday. The Daily News A former Highland Park pool hall on York Boulevard will reopen later this month as […]

The future of stop signs is now shining brightly in East L.A.

The future of stop signs is now shining brightly in East L.A.

Stop sign in lights | C.J. Salgado EAST LOS ANGELES — Drivers beware. It looks like the future has arrived to at least one residential intersection in East L.A. where the County has installed an advanced, flashing-LED stop sign. Last month a regular stop sign at the intersection of Margaret Avenue and E. 6th Street […]

Glenn Frey’s Echo Park days

Glenn Frey’s Echo Park days

Glenn Frey shared an Echo Park apartment for $60 a month ECHO PARK —  Before he rose to rock ‘n’ roll fame in the 1970s as a co-founder of The Eagles, guitarist Glenn Frey was just another young, struggling L.A. musician looking for his next gig and a cheap place to live. For a while, […]

Glenn Frey’s Echo Park days

Glenn Frey’s Echo Park days

Glenn Frey shared an Echo Park apartment for $60 a month ECHO PARK —  Before he rose to rock ‘n’ roll fame in the 1970s as a co-founder of The Eagles, guitarist Glenn Frey was just another young, struggling L.A. musician looking for his next gig and a cheap place to live. For a while, […]

Homeless man found shot dead in Sycamore Grove Park

Homeless man found shot dead in Sycamore Grove Park

HIGHLAND PARK — A man described as a transient was found shot dead this afternoon in Sycamore Grove Park, police said. The victim is the second homeless man who has been found killed in or near the park in recent months. The male Latino in his 30s sustained a gunshot wound to the head but […]

New Highland Park restaurant to fill a void on York Boulevard

New Highland Park restaurant to fill a void on York Boulevard

Recess Eatery | Katrina Alexy HIGHLAND PARK –   When Hervey Chapman died in early 2011, he left behind the Verdugo Pet Shop in the middle of a block that would become ground zero of gentrifying York Boulevard. After cats were rescued from the shuttered store, it would take many more months before Chapman’s estate was […]

To tear down the Sixth Street Bridge, L.A. will also have to close the 101

To tear down the Sixth Street Bridge, L.A. will also have to close the 101

BOYLE HEIGHTS —  The demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge, which was supposed to have begun earlier this month but was postponed, is now back on for February, officials announced today. That’s not all. The demolition work will require a 40-hour shutdown of the 101 Freeway that runs underneath part of the span. The bridge […]