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We are going to have our first Challengers Division at Northeast Los Angeles Little League. We are going to have sign ups this coming Sunday (Feb. 22) and next weekend Saturday (Feb. 28) and Sunday (Mar. 1) from 10am-2pm at Bishop Canyon, home of Northeast Los Angeles Little League. Challengers division is for kids ages 4-22 who are disabled. They can have a buddy (helper) on the field. For more information, they can contact us at or call us at (323) 225-9753. They can also contact Alex Mojarro who will be the coach at (213)500-7693 or email him at Thank you.





American Legion Hall

227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park

All residents – young and old – of the northeast are invited to attend.   Come and be inspired!  Join in this adventure of discovery.  Something for everyone!

Registration begins at 9:30, and the class starts at 10 am and will conclude at 4 pm.  Lunch will be offered for a small donation.  Bring the Family!


Another Historic Moment in Historic Highland Park!

Watch as community leaders and elected officials cut the ribbon and open  York Park at York and Avenue 50.  Hundreds of children swarm the playground of our newest park! From hearts to minds, to paper, to the corner,  a community wide labor of love and dedication made it a reality! See the whole story in our March issue, hitting newsstands in North East LA on March 6!

“Our crude civilization engenders a multitude of wants, and law-givers are ever at their wits’ end devising. The hall and the theater and the church have been invented, and compulsory education. Why not add compulsory recreation?” –John Muir–

90th Birthday Bash for Highland Theater!

Highland Theater

Historic Highland Theatre turns 90. Highland Park Independent Film Festival pays tribute with Documentary Premiere celebration!

The Highland Park Independent Film Festival (HPIFF) presents a Film Series event for the ages! We celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Highland Theatre. On Thursday, March 5, 1925, the Highland Theatre opened its doors as a grand show palace. The opening night film was the World Premiere of the silent film, “Lady of the Night” starring Norma Shearer. So on Thursday, March 5, 2015, The Highland Park Independent Film Festival will recreate the lavish affair and celebrate big time!

A roaring 20’s reception from 5 to 7 pm kicks off the evening. We converted next door neighbor, Kinship Yoga into a speakeasy for the night. Enjoy drinks and dancing complete with a Vaudeville Act from Prissy Dixie and Venus Velvet of the legendary troupe Kitty Kitty Bang Bang from Austin, Texas.

Buy your raffle ticket for a chance to own a piece of history! We will raffle off a framed image of one of the most iconic photographs taken at the theatre.
Relive the storied past of the Highland with a vintage artifacts exhibit. We uncovered and dusted off relics from the theatre’s storage vault.

Directly after our roaring reception, stroll over to the Highland Theatre led by the Franklin High School Band. The FHS students of that era played in front of the theatre and we want to keep that tradition alive!

We strongly encourage 1920s attire as we want flappers and dapper gentlemen gracing our red carpet at 7:00 pm. At 7:30, we invite you to view the highlight of the evening: “The Highland Theatre: A Legacy Uncovered” a documentary with never-before-seen footage created and produced exclusively for this night by the HPIFF team. Then, on the 90th anniversary of its premiere, the 1925 opening night film ‘Lady of the Night’, will follow with a live score by silent film Composer Michael Mortilla. Mr. Mortilla composes for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Turner Classic Movies and the Getty Center.

On March 5, 1925, Actress Norma Shearer cracked a bottle of champagne on the theatre’s wall for good luck. Join us as we wish the Highland Theatre the best of luck for another ninety years!

5612 & 5604 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042; Admission: $5 (Suggested Donation).

For more information:

(Alessandro Gentile, Marita De La Torre, Mark Reitman, and Luisa Frias)

York Park Ribbon Cutting and The York Village El Mercado

York Park Ribbon Cutting

February Issue – Print Edition

febfrontpageFebruary 2015 Print Edition

Eagle Rock Community Night at OXY Basketball

We would like to extend an invite to anyone in the Eagle Rock community to attend 2-5-2015 Thursday night’s Occidental College men’s basketball game against La Verne at 7:30 pm at Occidental College for free.
Invite anyone you think might be interested and tell them to mention Eagle Rock Community night at the door and they’ll be admitted free.
Michael Wells
Assistant Athletic Director
Sports Information Director
Occidental College


LAUSD School Board Candidate Town Hall

SChool Board candidate

Multi-family Boy Scout Yard Sale Fundraiser February 1st

Multi-family Boy Scout Yard Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, February 1st, 2015
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Eagle Rock City Hall
2035 Colorado Blvd,
Los Angeles, 90041

All proceeds of this Fundraiser will be donated to the Boy Scout Troop.

Donuts and coffee will be sold there too.

Thank you in advance for your support.

BSA Troop 199


$3,000 to help NELA Homeowners retrofit their houses

$3,000 to help NELA Homeowners retrofit their houses Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Montecito Heights are among a handful of neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area eligible for a new program announced today by the California Residential Mitigation Program: financial … Continue reading

January 2015 Boulevard Sentinel is on the Street!


December Print Edition On-line NOW! (and all of 2014)

Yes, the print editions are back up- just the 2014 for now- including the latest December issue of the Boulevard Sentinel!

Traffic Alert: Street Flooding on Colorado Boulevard at La Loma

LAPD got a call about 9:30 this morning that Colorado Boulevard was flooded just east of La Loma, one block west of Figueroa Street. They believe the water is rain water and suspect a sewer problem. As of 10:30 Street Services was not yet on the scene to confirm or correct the problem. The street remains under about three feet of rainwater, with more rain falling.

One driver who attempted to drive through “Colorado Lake” had to have their car towed from the water. LAPD advises drivers not to attempt to drive trough flooded streets, take the extra time to use a different route.

The post office and CVS are accessible from Figueroa.

Update: By 12:30 pm the water had drained, but the block remained closed. La Loma is passable between Colorado and Figueroa.

Side Note: According to an ATT Field Engineer we can anticipate that today’s rain will cause some phone service disruption tomorrow.






This Thanksgiving Thank Environmental Stewards and Leaders

This Thanksgiving please give thanks to the environmental stewards and leaders who better our community throughout the year by nominating candidates for a 2014 Arroyo Verde Award.

The Arroyo Verde Awards recognize those who have made a valuable contribution to protecting and improving the Arroyo Seco watershed and our local environment. It’s the most prestigious environmental award in our region. Awards are given each year for Best Advocacy, Greening the Arroyo (Organization), Greening the Arroyo (Agency), Greening the Arroyo (Business), Best Volunteer, Citizen Activist, Public Official, and Lifetime Achievement. Awards are given out at the Council of Arroyo Seco Organizations annual holiday event in December.

You can nominate a deserving candidate here:Arroyo Verde Nomination

And thanks for your caring and support for a sustainable future!

Make a Contribution to the Arroyo Seco Foundation


Hey friend, please join us!  Noon on Thanksgiving Day
What is the meaning of the annual Thanksgiving event in the United States?  Does anyone even try to “give thanks” on this day?  And how do we determine what to give thanks for, or to?
WTI is a Highland Park-based non-profit which has commemorated this unique day (for over 40 years) by first reminding participants what this day is all about, and then, learning some of the skills that made the beginning of this country possible.
According to historians, the first “Thanksgiving” took place during a lull in warfare between the new European colonists and the various indigenous peoples of the Atlantic Coast.  Since the first colonists were essentially city people, they learned many of the basic survival skills from the native tribes of the Americas.
WTI points out that Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Native Americans, and the early skills of the Native Americans are shared at this annual event.
Some of the skills to be shared will include primitive fire making, wild food gathering and cooking, primitive weaponry and traps (including archery), weaving and twining, and other skills.
The event occurs on the non-profit’s one acre facility in Highland Park. A light meal is served, and along with a presentation about the history of the day, participants will have the opportunity to practice many of the traditional “Thanksgiving” crafts.

To RSVP and to get directions, contact Prudence Daniel, executive director at 323 620-4720, or Julie Balaa, Assistant, 323 255-4028.  A donation is requested

CELEBRATION! Grand Re-Opening of Eagle Rock City Hall

The City of Los Angeles invites you to join Councilmember José Huizar at the Eagle Rock City Hall Grand Re-Opening Celebration.

Saturday, November 22, 11:00am to 1;oopm
Eagle Rock City Hall
2035 Colorado Boulevard

Eagle Rock City Hall was built in 1922, one year before Eagle Rock was consolidated with the City of Los Angeles. Originally housing the fire department, police department, and the chambers for the Eagle Rock City Council, the building has been an icon of Eagle Rock for over 90 years,

Throughout its history it has served as an art gallery, Building and Safety satellite offices, Bureau of Street Services operations office, Council Field Office, and more. The building underwent a renovation in the 1960’s and a seismic retrofit in 1994.

In the spring of 2014, the city allocated $250,000 to repair the facility and restore it to its former glory. Working with community leaders and local preservationists, the renovated building is once more a shining star for Eagle Rock. Improvements include remodeled restrooms, brand new flooring, drought tolerant landscaping, accent lighting and updated community rooms.

The festivities will include:
Plant Sale
Face Paining
Bounce house

This event is Co-Sponsored by: Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful, Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society and The Eagle Rock Association