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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:
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Here is the latest sales data for single family home sales in NELA. See what sales have been doing near you.Continue Reading
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| 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.
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The Sixth Amendment guarantees the rights of criminal defendants. Do you know what those guarantees are?
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The Fifth Amendment creates a number of rights relevant to both criminal and civil legal proceedings. It covers a lot of individual protections. Read about them here.
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About 350 Eagle Rockers showed up at the Eagle Rock Plaza today to hear what Metro and their fellow residents had to say about Metro’s plan for Bus Rapid Transit on Colorado Boulevard. About 70 people spoke up. Here’s how things came out.Continue Reading
Attention Eagle Rockers: Bring your comments and questions on Saturday, July 13, to a meeting with Metro about its Bus Rapid Transit plan for Eagle Rock. Here are four questions the Boulevard Sentinel is submitting for the record. The meeting will be at the Eagle Rock Plaza from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Continue Reading
Protests in Glendale Over the Grayson Power Plant Hold Lessons for NELA on Scholl. Read here about the power of resident advocacy.Continue Reading
Amendment III No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. Per Cornell Law School: There has been no Supreme Court explication of this Amendment, which was obviously one guarantee indicating […]Continue Reading
Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.Continue Reading
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.Continue Reading
Here are schools and parks in Northeast Los Angeles where free lunch is served on weekdays in the summer for kids and teens, ages 1 to 18.Continue Reading
Someone you may know – Dorothy Brewer, 86 – retired recently after 40 years as a school crossing guard in Northeast Los Angeles, mostly in Highland Park. Here’s more about Dorothy and her last day as a crossing guard.Continue Reading
Oxy’s new pool is a lulu – in controversy and capacity. Readers! Local residents can buy a pass to use Oxy’s athletic facilities, new pool included. Details here.Continue Reading
Another try at protecting tenants gets watered down. Wendy Carrillo says the bill is “a step in the right direction.” Agree? Read more about tenant protection coming from Sacramento here.Continue Reading
Three new businesses openings and one renamed and relocated this month are announced in this issue of the Boulevard Sentinel. Learn more about them here.Continue Reading
The hot water that José Huizar has been in for months is getting hotter. On June 24, a judge denied a request by Huizar to delay a lawsuit against him. More here. Read on.Continue Reading
Bars open until 4am coming to NELA? Not so fast, legislation has cleared the state Senate before but didn’t get passed the Governor. And, the politicians who represent Northeast L.A in Sacramento – state Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D) and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D) – are going different ways on the issue. There’s more here. Read on.Continue Reading
Over 1,000 NELA high school grads are going on to college. Read here where they are coming from and where they are going.Continue Reading
Dog kisses, a watermelon eating contest (against your dog) and a happy day for NELA. Glassell Bark brings out the best in NELA.Continue Reading
The expansive lawn at the Hill Drive home of Michael and Eugenie Noguiera was the site of the 5th annual Taste of Eagle Rock on June 23 where some 300 visitors sampled specialties from 25 local restaurants.Continue Reading
To Evict or Not to Evict? Why Is That Even a Question?
The clock is ticking for Ramona Sierra, 90, and Suzanna Bermudez, 65, who are bracing for eviction from their rent-controlled, one-bedroom bungalows in a five-unit complex at 4542-4544 Eagle Rock Boulevard.
The Battle Over Buses on Colorado Boulevard has heated up. Meeting to gather community input planned. Read this report for more.Continue Reading
The Battle Over Buses on Colorado Boulevard has heated up. Read about the latest developments here.Continue Reading
Yosemite Drive – more race track than neighborhood street. What’s being done to slow things down on Yosemite? Read about that right here.Continue Reading
In high school sports, summer is a time of celebration, exhibition games, training – and for those who have graduated – moving on to bigger things. Here’s are some highlights from the summer lives of NELA’s athletes.Continue Reading
A Voice in the NELA Wilderness by Christopher Nyerges NELA’s landscape has an amazing mix of native and non-native vegetation. Both types have had important roles in our rich horticultural and agricultural history. For example, native nuts and berries – black walnuts, pine nuts, blackberries, wild strawberries, to name a few – have long histories […]Continue Reading
When the Frank’s Camera building at 5715 N. Figueroa St. in Highland Park reopened in February after a lengthy renovation, the owner/developer, Engine Real Estate, intended it to be a gem in its growing portfolio of Los Angeles-based properties. That was then. On June 23, Frank’s and two other buildings in Highland Park owned by […]Continue Reading
To select the 32 artists whose work is now on display in the Hammer Museum’s blockbuster Made in L.A. exhibit, the curators visited more than 200 studios and numerous galleries and museums. When all was said and done, eight of the 32 were artists who live or work in and around Northeast Los Angeles, including […]Continue Reading
Of the 25,000 teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District, 22 were honored in June as Teacher of the Year for exceptional commitment to their students, schools and communities. One of them is Ben Feinberg, who teaches math at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park, where he also coaches the award-winning Science […]Continue Reading
The secret to fitting exercise into your schedule is to begin the day with exercise, before other demands and distractions kick in. Here are several ways to start your workout in NELA before 7 a.m. Swim. The inviting pool at the Glassell Park Recreation Center has adult morning lap swim starting at 6 a.m., the […]Continue Reading
The Editor’s Notebook contains fun things to do, important things to know, ways to get involved and events to put on your calendar.Continue Reading
Opening Sunny Side Up Idan Klein says he “loves making people happy” and he is doing just that as owner and chef of Sunny Side Up at 2114 Colorado Blvd. (between Casper Ave. and Maywood Ave.) Mr. Klein, who trained as a chef in Israel, makes sure that everything is organic, healthy and fresh. Breakfast […]Continue Reading
Summer vacation for some of NELA’s brightest high schoolers includes travel to enrich their intellectual lives. Mia Bella Pardo, 17, of Eagle Rock, just returned from the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts, a three-day program of medical lectures, academic advice and networking with physicians, scientists, deans and fellow high school students who aspire […]Continue Reading
Every weekday in the summer, more than 100 parks in the city serve free lunch to children and teens ages 1 through 18. In Northeast Los Angeles, free summer lunch will be served through Aug. 10 at the 10 rec centers shown at right. Most of the lunches go to boys and girls participating in […]Continue Reading
Echo Park is the only neighborhood on the eastside of L.A. where homes are now selling for less than they did a year ago, according to a review by the Boulevard Sentinel of 10 eastside neighborhoods tracked by Redfin.com From March through May 2018, monthly home prices in Echo Park have declined year-over-year, with the […]Continue Reading
Remy, a Boxer mix, is a 3-year old, 61-pound, neutered male, with an easy-going, calm and eager-to-please personality. He was brought to the shelter by his previous owner who had to move and has become a favorite of the staff and volunteers for his smiley face, adoring brown eyes and nice behavior: He enjoys being […]Continue Reading
The Park After Dark There’s free fun for the entire family at Summer Night Lights, a public/private program that keeps L.A.’s parks and recreation centers open, well-lit, well-patrolled and full of activity from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. during the summer. In addition to organized sports, there are arts and crafts, games and recreation as […]Continue Reading
The final match of the World Cup is on Sunday, July 15 and the entire family can view the game for free at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles. LA Plaza has teamed up with McDonald’s to put on the viewing party, which starts at 6 a.m., goes until noon and […]Continue Reading
The American Red Cross is urging businesses to delete the letters A, B and O from their logos as a way to raise awareness about blood shortages in the A, B and O blood groups. The effort, #Missing Type, also includes education about blood donation and local blood drives. One sobering fact: Nearly half the […]Continue Reading
PEN America, a group that fosters free speech and creative expression, is taking applications for its Emerging Voices Fellowship, a seven-month program in Los Angeles to help unknown writers improve their writing and jump start their careers. From January to July, 2019, fellows will take part in weekly writing classes, one-on-one professional mentoring and other […]Continue Reading
Richelle Huizar, a commissioner on the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women and the wife of NELA city councilmember José Huizar will be a host of the 48th annual conference of the National Association of Commissions for Women, to be held in L.A. this year from Aug. 1 through Aug. 4 at […]Continue Reading
Making a Big Noise: The Explorations of Charles Lummis, an exhibit currently at the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Mount Washington, chronicles the travels and explorations of Charles Fletcher Lummis, who founded the museum with many artifacts he collected on archeological expeditions in New Mexico, Peru and Mesoamerica. 234 Museum Dr. / Saturdays, […]Continue Reading
The 4th annual Taste of Eagle Rock will feature dishes prepared by the chefs of local restaurants, along with tastings of wine, beer and lemonade – all the while supporting a good cause: All proceeds from the event support the beautification projects of Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful, a community improvement group. Tickets are $45 for […]Continue Reading
At long last, a contract has been signed to restore the mural that once covered the long wall on Marmion Way leading up to the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Mount Washington. The signatories are the Autry Museum of the American West, which owns the Southwest Museum, Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park, […]Continue Reading
Tally of NELA’s College-Bound Seniors Increases The Boulevard Sentinel’s tally in June of high-school graduates found that 654 out of 901 were college bound from four local high schools: Eagle Rock High in Eagle Rock, Franklin High in Highland Park, and Renaissance Arts Academy and Alliance Environmental Science and Technology, both in Glassell Park. Since […]Continue Reading
Merced Cambero, Jr., a member of the Avenues gang, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for hate crimes committed against African Americans in Highland Park from 1997 to 2000. The gang’s crime spree included two murders. The sentencing, on June 4, was a long time coming. Mr. Cambero was charged in 2004, […]Continue Reading
Summer in Eagle Rock has always been a time of fun, ease and possibility. School is finally out and students can spend the time that had been taken up studying for finals on seeing their family and friends. They can sleep into the afternoon, procrastinate on starting their summer reading lists and maybe (maybe) even […]Continue Reading
I met Julio Toruno recently at the Old L.A. (Highland Park) Farmers Market, where he works on Tuesdays from the back of his truck, sharpening knives on a whetstone. Just by watching him, I could tell he epitomizes “old school” craftsmanship. I approached him as he was sharpening a large kitchen knife and I could […]Continue Reading
The Boulevard Sentinel team has put out another great paper this month. For starters, it’s safe to say you will not find a better piece of local journalism anywhere than our cover story this month on the homeless encampments in Eagle Rock. Our contributor, Joel Sappell, spent a month working on the story, visiting the […]Continue Reading
There’s more change coming to Highland Park, and more questions about what it all will mean. (“Figueroa St. Gets a New Landlord,” front page). I want to commend Bill Hendrickson for the careful eye he brings to the real estate transactions that are reshaping our communities before our very eyes. Our other front page story […]Continue Reading
Yappy Days in NELA Some 75 pets – dogs, cats and a guinea pig – were adopted at the second annual Glassell Bark! (and Meow) block party and pet rescue event on June 9. The event drew over 5,000 pet owners, wanna-be pet owners and other animal lovers to Verdugo Rd. near the Glassell Park […]Continue Reading