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In the last three months of 2020, the top 10 posts on the Boulevard Sentinel’s Facebook page reflected the complicated world we all are navigating. Breaking news — a fire in Highland Park and a fatal car crash in Glassell Park — grabbed readers’ attention, as did several posts on local aspects of the pandemic […]Continue Reading
By Jeffery Marino
Residential real estate in Northeast Los Angeles is a seller’s market like no other.
In November, the latest month with full sales data, both the number of homes for sale and the number of homes sold increased in NELA. Inventory rose by 7% year-over-year, boosted by a 34% increase in new monthly listings, while sales increased by 8% year-over-year. It was the third month in a row of rising inventory and sales.
And yet, through it all, home prices just kept climbing.
What’s going on? Click to know.Continue Reading
by T.A. Hendrickson
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Alex Padilla to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate is sure to resonate with many residents of Northeast Los Angeles.
Padilla is not directly connected to NELA. But as the state’s first ever Latino U.S. Senator, he reflects the majority in NELA.Continue Reading
The median sale price for a home in Northeast Los Angeles recently hit $920,000, with even small Highland Park bungalows like this one selling for over $800,000. But even amid rising prices, it’s possible — not easy, but possible — to find an affordable home. The following three homes are all fixer-uppers but none of […]Continue Reading
Picks from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel The charitable giving season launched on Tuesday, December 1 — “Giving Tuesday” – when nonprofits remind you to donate online at the holidays and spread the word by posting about your donation at #GivingTuesday. There is no shortage of worthy local nonprofits to choose from. […]Continue Reading
By Bill Hendrickson City Councilmember Gil Cedillo has announced the winners in “High Res 2020,” a photography competition that challenged local high school students to portray the impact of COVID-19 on their families, friends, classes and communities. Leo Phillips, a freshman at Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in downtown L.A., took first place. […]Continue Reading
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By Matthew Reagan and Jonathan Fierros Current case totals in NELA (updated Dec. 16) The dreaded surge in COVID-19 is upon us. As of Dec. 16, the cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Northeast Los Angeles was 6,955. In the last 14 days, 1,763 new cases have been confirmed in NELA, compared to 1,097 […]Continue Reading
By Jeffery Marino Starting in 2008, in the teeth of the Great Recession, buy-to-sell real estate investment – also known as house flipping – took off in Northeast Los Angeles. Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Mount Washington and Atwater Village were all transformed by real estate investors snapping up properties at the bottom of […]Continue Reading
Picks from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel These are challenging times and art is a way to process, explore and express the challenges. From Boyle Heights, Elysian Valley and Highland Park, here are three invitations to participate in the arts in October. Mes de los Muertos: The Ancestors Would Approve In advance […]Continue Reading
From July through September, the “Top 10” posts on the Boulevard Sentinel’s Facebook page reflected a range of issues: homelessness in NELA, local environmental problems and controversy over real estate developments, as well as questions about the disappearance and replacement of a corner mailbox and more. 1 The mailbox on the corner of Eagle Rock […]Continue Reading
By Lani Tunzi
When the Bobcat fire began landing on our Eagle Rock streets, I and five friends hit the road! The trip was scenic and healing. It was a blessing. Read on about how we went from doom and gloom to gratitude.
By Mary Lynch
Chefs, restaurants owners and other culinary artists from NELA have recently garnered major media attention. Here’s a sample:
Sonoko Sakai, (pictured above) who lives and works in Highland Park, has been named one of the “15 Creative Women for Our Time” by T: The New York Times Style magazine for her groundbreaking cookbooks and masterful classes on Japanese cooking.
Read more about Sakai and four other NELA standouts here.
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By Lani Tunzi
In the friendship department, I was immensely lucky to find such powerhouse individuals at a very young age. After spending more than a decade of my life with such wonderful individuals by my side, I can’t pretend that the goodbyes are not hard.
By Matthew Reagan
Businesses in Northeast Los Angeles, already battered by the pandemic and recession, took another one-two punch in July. The blows have called their survival into question. Matthew Reagan spoke with a few of the businesses on York and Eagle Rock Boulvards. He reports on the thoughts of those local storeowners in this edition of the Boulevard Sentinel.
Picks from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel If you have been taking walks to stay fit and alleviate boredom during the pandemic – or if you haven’t been walking but need to get moving – here are 10 ways in or near Northeast L.A. to turn a walk into an excursion or […]Continue Reading
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By T.A. Hendrickson José Huizar is scheduled to enter his plea to federal corruption charges on Monday, August 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Edward R. Roybal federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Huizar, the L.A. City Councilmember for Council District 14, is expected to appear via videoconference. Huizar, 51, stands accused of running a criminal enterprise from his perch at City Hall, enriching […]Continue Reading
By Mary Lynch Keeping kids occupied during summer is challenging under the best of circumstances; pandemic conditions have only made the challenge more difficult. The parks and the library can help: DAY CAMP The first two weeks of August are the last two weeks of day camp for children ages 6 to 14 at several […]Continue Reading
By Lani Tunzi
After months of preparation, applications, and big decisions, my first semester of college is not shaping up as anticipated.Continue Reading
By T. A. Hendrickson
Pete Jimenez, a lifelong resident of Highland Park, and two Eagle Rock residents – Jane Demian and Ethan Metcalfe – are the winners in the Boulevard Sentinel’s “Buy Local” sweepstakes.
The Sentinel awarded each winner a $50 gift certificate to the merchant of their choosing from among the 21 merchants who participated in the sweepstakes.Continue Reading
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By T. A. Hendrickson Made in L.A. 2020 has been delayed but not waylaid. The high-profile exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists, originally scheduled for this summer, is now set to run from early September through January 3. This is great news for the 30 artists in the show, a group that includes five artists from […]Continue Reading
By T. A. Hendrickson
It’s summer and Northeast Los Angeles – like the rest of the city, state and much of the nation – is in the grip of a worsening coronavirus pandemic.
On July 1, Governor Newsom announced a three-week halt to indoor visits to restaurants, wineries, entertainment centers, card rooms, museums, zoos and movie theaters. Bars were closed by an earlier order.
Elected and public health officials are also imploring residents to stay at home as much as possible, wear masks, keep distance and refrain from parties and private gatherings.
Here’s an overview of the local situation:
By Lani Tunzi
| No sooner did Taco Bell in Eagle Rock reopen in June, ending years of unsatiated late-night cravings and an eyesore fenced off lot, then support for the once beloved food chain started to dwindle – undeservingly so.
Glendale’s Moves Will Affect the quality of life in NELA. How to handle the methane at Scholl Canyon is a major point of contention. Read why here.Continue Reading
By T. A. Hendrickson and Emily Jo Wharry
Nursing homes, ground zero for coronavirus cases and deaths in Los Angeles County, will soon come under the scrutiny of an inspector general, a new position created recently by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
The mandate of the inspector general – to determine what must change to improve nursing home conditions, oversight and enforcement – will extend to all skilled nursing facilities in the county. CLICK THE IMAGE TO READ MORE.Continue Reading
By T.A. Hendrickson In the 10th week of the coronavirus shutdown in Los Angeles, as this June issue of the Boulevard Sentinel was being finalized, the city, still struggling to escape the grip of the pandemic, was seized again – by peaceful protest turned violent in the wake of the shocking killing in Minneapolis of […]Continue Reading
To try not to let fear and worries dominate your day, we offer these comments from Lionel Shockness, psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker.Continue Reading