Artist Paula Lopez, seen here, is repainting the SW Museum mural | Photo by Jesus Sanchez for The Eastsider

The Mural on Marmion Way – Lost and Found

The prep work for re-painting of the 170′ mural on Marmion Way near the Southwest Museum has been completed and the re-painting has begun, Both the preparation work and the re-painting are creative adventures in their own right. See the work in process on the Boulevard Sentinel.

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Bill to Allow Multi-Family Housing in Single Family Areas Is Delayed

Action on Senate Bill 50 (SB 50) — a measure to address the state’s housing crisis by rewriting local zoning codes — was put off until 2020 by the state Senate Appropriations Committee on May 16. The delay undercuts the Senate Housing Committee and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, which passed the bill in April. The bill would let apartment complexes be built in areas deemed “job rich” or “transit rich” and would permit fourplexes in neighborhoods zoned for single-family homes.

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School Libraries in NELA Escape the Budget Ax

Applause and tears of joy erupted at a School Board meeting on May 21, when Austin Beutner, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), announced that the district’s elementary school libraries would be fully funded for the 2019-2020 school year. The announcement reversed an earlier decision by LAUSD that would have cut library funding.

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Corey Wilton owns Piencone, Four Café and a third restaurant opening soon. He says one burglar "was in, out and gone within 45 seconds. The guy totally knew what he was doing."

Special Report: Break-Ins Steal a Sense of Security Along Colorado Blvd.

The Boulevard Is a Vulnerable Target, Business Owners Want More Police Presence by Joel Sappell and Laura Brady-Allen       UPDATE: May 29, 2019, 6:25 p.m. Three men arrested for a one-night spree of burglaries on Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock and Pasadena on Jan. 5 pleaded no contest to the charges on May […]

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The Boulevard Sentinel pick for St. Patrick’s Day is Maureen O’Carroll: A Musical Memoir of an Irish Immigrant Childhood, which O’Carroll co-wrote with her daughter, Leora O’Carroll, an L.A.-based writer and musician.

Connecting NELA Writers and NELA Readers

Picks from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel While most of us were doing whatever it is we do with our lives, some of our NELA neighbors were writing and editing books. Here’s a rundown, including events where you can meet the authors. Maureen O’Carroll: A Musical Memoir of an Irish Immigrant Childhood […]

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The Giving Season: Twenty Nonprofits That Make NELA a Better Place to Live

Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27 this year, is the day on the holiday calendar when nonprofits ask you to give – and to remind others to give by posting about your donation on #GivingTuesday. But with so many worthy causes, how do you choose? One way is to focus your giving on local nonprofits so that […]

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Logo for National Geographic Female Photojournalists Exhibit in Glendale.

Editor’s Notebook: Women’s History Month Events and Other Cool Things to Do in Northeast L.A. in March

The Editor’s Notebook contains fun things to do, important things to know, ways to get involved and events to put on your calendar. Three local ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in NELA Every year since 1987, Congress and the President have officially designated the month of March as Women’s History Month. Many of the […]

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INDUSTRIOUS: FOLKE, a CFA,ER exhibition by artists from three generations of a local family of artists.

Editor’s Notebook February 2019

Art You Can View, Art You Can Use         INDUSTRIOUS: FOLKE, an exhibition from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28 at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (CFAER), presents a collection of paintings, sketches, inkings, sculpture and illustrations by artists from three generations of a local family of artists. The featured works, by Ralf and Jeannette […]

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Three Little Birds float designed by Mike Mera of Eagle Rock-based Mera Group marketing consultants | Photo by Joseph Ruiz

Editor’s Notebook January 2019

Eagle Rock Consultant Wins Award for Rose Parade Float Design Congratulations go to Mike Mera of the Eagle Rock-based Mera Group marketing consultants for designing an award winning float in the Rose Parade this year.  Mike designed the “Three Little Birds” float which captured the Mayor Award for the most outstanding float by a participating […]

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There Is Hope

The Los Angeles Police Protective League will hold a 5K walk on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the L.A. Policy Academy/Elysian Park to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Participation is free, though you need to register, either in advance at Eventbrite.com (enter “Heart of the LAPD Walk”) or beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of […]

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Celebrate Latino American Heritage Month

September kicks off Los Angeles Latino American Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions of Latinos to the City’s past, present and future. Among the events is Fiesta Patrias at Olvera Street, sponsored by NELA Councilmember José Huizar. The festival is the most popular L.A. celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day and the only one celebrated […]

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Getting Through the Night: The Homeless Need Places to Sleep and Park

Winter is coming and with it, the rain and cold that make living on the streets and in vehicles all the more difficult and dangerous. Councilmember Gil Cedillo and his staff are looking for suitable buildings in Council District 1 where homeless people can stay overnight in the winter. They are also looking for parking […]

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Kudos

A four-member team of math, science and engineering whizzes from Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park took second place at the state level of the National Engineering Design Challenge at UC Irvine on May 12. Team members Julissa Merino, Kimberly Rizo, Sherla Chen and Won Joo Joswick, will all move on to high school […]

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Calling All Artists

Building on its successful year-long collaboration with Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park, the Arroyo Arts Collective is calling on artists to submit their work, either individually or with fellow artists, for possible display at the studio. The Collective will also review submissions from curators who wish to put on exhibits of artists’ work. This […]

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Help for Veterans

Wellness Works, an organization in Glendale that helps veterans self-heal through training, education and treatment, is holding a weekend workshop from Friday evening, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. Led by Fr. Michael Lapsley, founder of the Institute for the Healing of Memories, the workshop’s focus is on  emotional healing by exploring and acknowledging veterans’ […]

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Kudos

The eight-member robotics team at Washington Irving STEAM Magnet Middle School in Glassell Park won the California State Championship in the VEX Robotics Competition in Northern California in March, and, as we went to press at the end of April, was on its way to the VEX World Championship/Middle School Division in Louisville, Kentucky, a […]

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Milestone

The Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced that the state has issued one million drivers licenses to undocumented residents since 2015, when a law to allow such issuances went into effect. The milestone was cause for celebration for NELA City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, who championed the law (AB60) when he was in the State Assembly. […]

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Kudos

The Academic Decathlon team at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park took fourth place in the statewide competition in Sacramento on Mar. 25. There are 700 decathlon teams in the state and 66 make it to the state level. The teams are made up of nine members, include three A-students, three B- students and […]

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April 2018

It was a news heavy month. As we prepared to go to print for the April edition, the police identified two suspects in the murder in January of Daniel Duarte, a homeless man, in Montecito Heights. In a debut article for the Boulevard Sentinel, veteran journalist Diana Martinez Chavez covered the LAPD press conference for […]

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Kudos to The Math and Science team at Luther Burbank Middle School

The Math and Science team at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park, coached by Ben Feinberg, the school’s 8th grade math teacher, aced several brain twisters at the recent Middle School Science Bowl at Cal State L.A, including, for example: What is the name for the apparent force that causes hurricanes to be deflected […]

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Dig This!

A free, fascinating family event, the 60th annual Gem and Mineral Show of the Pasadena Lapidary Society will offer stunning displays of gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry as well as demonstrations of lapidary techniques like wire wrapping, cabochon grinding and other jewelry making skills. There will also be raffles, a silent auction on both days, […]

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Kudos

Kudos to Amy Inouye, the artist and community activist based in Highland Park, who has been selected to receive the 2018 “Noisemaker Award” by the organizers of NELA’s acclaimed Lummis Day Festival. The award is presented annually to an individual whose work and contributions to the community reflect the mission of the Lummis Day Community […]

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Create a Digital Archive for Your Family Photos 

If you have photographs in a photo album or slides in a slide reel, you can learn how to digitize them at an upcoming meeting of the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society (ERVHS). The presentation, by David Dellinger, the new president of ERVHS, and Ann Mar, Assistant College Archivist/Metadata Specialist at Occidental College, will cover […]

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