EAPD's President, Hans Johnson, addresses concerned residents and L.A. officials about the health hazards coming from the School Dump and calls for Glendale to stop its waste policies at a gathering in August 2014 - the start of 5 years of EAPD advocacy for closing the dump.

Sponsored: EAPD advocacy stops Scholl Canyon expansion

It was a foul-smelling, raw deal then for nearby residents. It is even more rotten today. Community organizing WORKS. After 5 years of advocacy, East Area Progressive Dems WON withdrawal of the dump expansion scheme. For more about that click the photo here.

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Sponsored Content: Make Music at Home with This DIY Homemade Guitar by MiniBop Music

There’s nothing like exploring and enjoying music with your children. Whether you’re showing them your favorite songs on those things called CDs, or you’re letting them sing karaoke, music facilitates amazing bonding and development. That’s why we started MiniBop Music, and we’re excited to announce the grand opening of our new studio at Verdugo Plaza […]

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à bloc cafe in Highland Park plans to exhibit the work of student artists.

New opportunities to create and display art in NELA now

By Pablo Nukaya-Petralia Update: We have expanded our art and culture listing for the month of March with the following three new opportunities to exhibit and view art in Northeast Los Angeles.  Display your artwork à bloc cafe on York Blvd. currently seeks local student artists who are interested in having their work featured in […]

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Part of a line of people waiting to get a COVID-19 vaccination at the Glassell Park pop-up | Photo by Bill Hendrickson/BoulevardSentinel

On the Road to Immunity in Northeast Los Angeles

By Bill Hendrickson

Nearly 3,000 people in Northeast Los Angeles received their first Covid-19 vaccine shots at recent pop up vaccination sites in Highland Park and Glassell Park.

The sites were sponsored by NELA’s city councilmembers: Kevin de Leon of Council District 14 and Gil Cedillo of Council District 1. (Click the photo above to read more.)

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Andres “Andy” Sierra, shown here in a photo from 2019, died recently in the tent encampment on W. Broadway in Eagle Rock. | Photo by Joel Sappell/Boulevard Sentinel

Homeless man dies in his tent in Eagle Rock

By T. A. Hendrickson
Andres “Andy” Sierra, a longtime unhoused resident at the homeless encampment on W. Broadway in Eagle Rock, died in his tent on February 23. He was 62.

Sierra suffered from severe arthritis of his knees and other health conditions, said Jane Demian, the co-chair of the Eagle Rock chapter of the SELAH anti-homelessness coalition. Click on photo above to read more.

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Rendering of the proposed development at the corner of N. Avenue 64 and Garvanza Street in the Garvanza section of Highland Park | Rendering by SKYA Ventures.

Garvanza development hits a roadblock

By Bill Hendrickson The proposal to build an imposing, three-story apartment building at N. Avenue 64 and Garvanza Street failed to win a crucial approval on Tuesday. The developers of the project, Skya Ventures, were seeking a “Certificate of Compatibility” with the Highland Park-Garvanza Overlay Zone (HPOZ), a set of  guidelines on historic preservation and […]

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EAGLE ROCK: CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FOR OUR AGING NEIGHBORS (60 years+)

This is a message from the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council’s Elder Director to Seniors and their Neighbors received today by the Boulevard Sentinel.   EAGLE ROCK: URGENT INFORMATION FOR OUR AGING NEIGHBORS (60 years+) All Senior Centers are closed until further notice but there are options. If you receive meals at a Senior Center, the City […]

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Guilty Plea in LA City Council Corruption Probe

Here is the News Release issued on March 19, 2020 from the United States Attorney, Central District of California entitled “Fundraiser Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charge for Delivering Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Bribe Member of Los Angeles City Council” LOS ANGELES – A political fundraiser has agreed to plead guilty […]

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The Academic Decathlon team from Franklin High School, left to right: Julian Martinez, Henry Reyes, Egon Trujillo (coach), Raquel Alegria, John Bermudez, Bienn Viquiera, David Coronilla, Benicio Rivera and Michael Sanchez | Photo by Regina Marquez-Martinez

Franklin’s Academic Superstars

By Mary Lynch A team from Franklin High School in Highland Park has qualified to compete in Sacramento for the California state title in the Academic Decathlon, the nation’s premier scholastic competition for high school students. The team, four seniors and four juniors, advanced to the state level on February 8, when they defeated 50 […]

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Restored Building in Highland Park Hosts Grand Openings

  The building that once housed Frank’s Camera on Figueroa St. and Ave. 57 is setting off a one-building boom in the Highland Park economy. Three new businesses in the building will hold their Grand Openings in March: Pacific Union International, a major realtor, Chops Meat and Fish market and the reopened Dave’s Chillin’ and […]

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Grant Money Will Fund Auditorium Upgrades at Eagle Rock Elementary

A pair of back-to-back competitive grants totaling $34,109 will allow Eagle Rock Elementary School (ERES) to buy and install a state-of-the-art lighting and projection system for its auditorium. The upgrade is some 50 years overdue, give or take a decade or so. Teachers and students are wary of even turning on the current equipment and when they do, it often malfunctions, if it […]

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Eagles Win the Girls Water Polo Championship

The girls water polo team at Eagle Rock High School won the championship on Feb. 22, with a sensational 9-8 victory over the Dolphins of Palisades Charter High School in Division 1 of the California Interscholastic Federation Los Angeles City Section (CIFLACS).  Going into the fourth quarter, the Eagles had an 8-4 lead. But then, […]

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NELA Real Estate in 2018: Want to Buy a Fixer-Upper? Good Luck. 

  It’s no secret that many houses for sale in NELA in recent years have been flipped by investors who buy, remodel and quickly re-sell them for big profits. What is (somewhat) surprising is that investor buying remains strong even at today’s high prices – and that homebuyers are still paying up for recently rehabbed […]

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A Voice in the NELA Wilderness: How Does Your Drought-Resistant Garden Grow?

State water officials recently toyed with the idea of reinstating drought-era water rules and making them permanent. In the end, they didn’t act. But rules or no rules, it behooves all of us to find and practice a lifestyle of water conservation. Northeast Los Angeles is part of a coastal desert plain, with enough local […]

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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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Find Help. Find Hope. Coping with Mental Illness in NELA

If you or someone you love has depression, anxiety or another mental illness, you don’t have to face the challenges and struggles alone. Here are some resources. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, sponsors free, confidential support groups in and near Northeast Los Angeles, where you can […]

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