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Scenes and Sightings from Mount Washington

Scenes and Sightings from Mount Washington

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Mount Washington. On a beautiful day like today, where on Mount Washington would you recommend taking a Sunday stroll to take in the views? My backyard, yesterday. Growing up in southern California, this was a common sight in the winter and a popular postcard. Oranges in the foreground, […]

Silver Lake remembers the Black Cat protests

Silver Lake remembers the Black Cat protests

SILVER LAKE — Well over 100 people attended a Saturday night reenactment of the Black Cat gay rights protest, which took place 50 years ago outside a Sunset Boulevard gay bar. It is regarded as the nation’s first major gay rights demonstration. Tonight’s marchers held up signs with some of the same messages presented in […]

Highland Park shooting leaves one injured

Highland Park shooting leaves one injured

HIGHLAND PARK —  One person was shot late this afternoon near Figueroa Street and Avenue 54, police said. The victim was transported to a hospital in unknown condition, said LAPD spokesman Tony Im. He did not have information about the age or sex of the victim. Police are on the scene interviewing potential witnesses, Im […]

Police pursuit ends in Echo Park [updated]

Police pursuit ends in Echo Park [updated]

ECHO PARK — Police apprehended two suspects following a pursuit that ended near Sunset and Glendale boulevards, according to preliminary information provided by the LAPD. Residents reported seeing a large number of squad cars descend on the area near Taix restaurant as a police helicopter hovered overhead. Check back later for more details. Update @7:06 […]

Highland Park’s El Arco Iris plans to close after 50 years in business

Highland Park’s El Arco Iris plans to close after 50 years in business

HIGHLAND PARK —  More than 50 years ago Gustavo and Irene Montes opened a small Mexican restaurant in the 5600 block of York Boulevard. The restaurant moved to larger storefronts on the same block as it expanded and became a neighborhood institution serving up classic Mexican-American cuisine and Margaritas in a dark interior. But now, […]

Highland Park’s El Arco Iris plans to close after 50 years in business

Highland Park’s El Arco Iris plans to close after 50 years in business

HIGHLAND PARK —  More than 50 years ago Gustavo and Irene Montes opened a small Mexican restaurant in the 5600 block of York Boulevard. The restaurant moved to larger storefronts on the same block as it expanded and became a neighborhood institution serving up classic Mexican-American cuisine and Margaritas in a dark interior. But now, […]

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

Courtesy Boyle Heights Beat By JOSHUA SOLIS BOYLE HEIGHTS — A full voice can be heard singing La Cucaracha, while little hands strum decorated guitars. The simple and cheerful melody played by 7-16-year-olds fills the room. Parents watch as director Richard Mata leads their children. There is a productive feeling in the air as the […]

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

Courtesy Boyle Heights Beat By JOSHUA SOLIS BOYLE HEIGHTS — A full voice can be heard singing La Cucaracha, while little hands strum decorated guitars. The simple and cheerful melody played by 7-16-year-olds fills the room. Parents watch as director Richard Mata leads their children. There is a productive feeling in the air as the […]

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

“It’s the music of my people” — Students learn about music and tradition at Boyle Heights Mariachi Conservatory

Courtesy Boyle Heights Beat By JOSHUA SOLIS BOYLE HEIGHTS — A full voice can be heard singing La Cucaracha, while little hands strum decorated guitars. The simple and cheerful melody played by 7-16-year-olds fills the room. Parents watch as director Richard Mata leads their children. There is a productive feeling in the air as the […]

Brooklyn Bagel clears hurdle to reopen Beverly Boulevard bakery

Brooklyn Bagel clears hurdle to reopen Beverly Boulevard bakery

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Brooklyn Bagel has taken a big step toward reopening its Beverly Boulevard bakery but expect some changes when it gets back in business, according to Eater LA. The bakery closed its bakery and store in Filipinotown in May 2015 after an exterior wall collapsed and the building was declared unsafe by city inspectors. […]