Metro's one-car-lane-each-way proposal for Colorado Boulevard should be delayed and subject to greater scrutiny, said City Councilmember Kevin De León.

Kevin de León tells Metro to slow down its push for one-car-lane-each-way on Colorado Boulevard, calls for study of an alternative route option

By T.A. Hendrickson

Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de León, called on Metro today to delay moving forward with its proposal for a bus rapid transit (BRT) route in Eagle Rock that would reduce much of Colorado Boulevard to one car lane each way.  

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Sponsored Content: Mortgage Minute May 2021 with Daniel Arias

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM WE FUND LA MORTGAGE MINUTE VOLUME 11, MAY, 2021 ECONOMIC UPDATE The economy is suddenly heading for a speedy recovery, as millions of Americans head back to work. Jerome Powel, chair of the Federal reserve elaborated on the current state of the market in a recent interview, saying “What we’re seeing now […]

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A scene from the 2021 Winter show at Renaissance Arts. The performance was produced and presented by students working remotely.

Top Award for Renaissance Arts Academy in Glassell Park

By T.A. Hendrickson

Renaissance Arts Academy, a K-12 public charter school in Glassell Park, has won an Exemplary Arts Education Award for 2021 from the state Department of Education.

Renaissance Arts is one of six schools in Los Angeles and 27 statewide to receive the award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in arts education.

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Julie McManus, this year's EAPD educator honoree

Sponsored Content: Local Dems celebrate educators and honor Eagle Rocker May 23

Who had to pivot fastest in their work serving others as COVID changed how Americans connected? Teachers top many a list. 

On Sunday, May 23, East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD) join together online to pay tribute to educators for their 5th annual event Thank A Teacher with EAPD. 
For tickets and more. Read on.

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At a memorial to honor workers who have died during the pandemic, 600 handmade crosses -- each bearing the name of a fallen worker -- were arrayed on the lawn at Villa Parke in Pasadena. | T.A. Hendrickson/Boulevard Sentinel

Local labor leaders demand justice for workers who have borne the brunt of COVID-19

By Zach Goodwin Most years, Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, is a time to remember those killed or injured on the job and to call on politicians and employers to improve safety. This year, at a local event by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and its community allies, the day took on an […]

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Jesse Carmichael, on a trip to Biocitizen Chile in 2019. | Vicente Aguirre Diaz/Biocitizen Chile.

Jesse Carmichael, biocitizen

By Christopher Nyerges For Eagle Rock resident Jesse Carmichael, the path to becoming a “biocitizen” began around 2017, with a feeling, an urge, to do more to support the earth and young people. She was living in Echo Park, raising her son, running a café, active in the Neighborhood Council and the Chamber of Commerce. […]

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Competition among homebuyers is pushing up prices: This 3- bedroom, 2-bathroom house in Highland Park had been on the market for only two weeks in March when it sold for $1.475 million -- a full $325,000 above the asking price.

Home prices in NELA: No peak in sight

By Jeffery Marino
The market dynamics in NELA are clear: Buyers are plentiful. Houses are scarce. Prices are up. Want to know why? We tell you why in this report.

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Sponsored Content: MiniBop Music of Glassell Park provides a much-needed environment for children to socialize, move, and interact with their peers.

MiniBop Music offers fun and highly Interactive Group Music Classes for kids ages 0-5+ and Mommy, Daddy, Parents or Caregivers, Private Music Playdates in-home or at our studio,  Private Music Lessons and Birthday/Event entertainment. Group classes are 45 minutes and include singing, movement, instruments, storytelling, bubbles and more. They’re a great way for parents and […]

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A new mural commemorating jornaleros at the Cypress Park Community Job Center. It reads: “Long live the jornaleros! Dedicated to all of the jornaleros who have died in Los Angeles. The fight continues for a new society that puts the worker first” | Photo: Angela Guglielmino/Boulevard Sentinel.

Day laborers in Cypress Park make their way through pandemic ‘little by little’

By Zach Goodwin

At the Cypress Park Community Job Center, a hub for jornaleros located on the Home Depot property on N. Figueroa Street, the Boulevard Sentinel recently spoke with workers and their advocates about how the pandemic has — and hasn’t — changed the outlook for day laborers in Northeast Los Angeles. Read their story here.

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The attack in April on an elderly woman in Eagle Rock came amid a surge of anti-Asian violence and demonstrations against the violence. | voanews.com |

Alleged attacker of woman on a Metro bus in Eagle Rock pleads not guilty to multiple charges, including a hate crime allegation

By T.A. Hendrickson Prosecutors have alleged a hate crime in their criminal complaint against Yasmine Beasley, 23, of Palmdale, who has been charged with felony elder abuse and misdemeanor battery for allegedly assaulting a 70-year old woman on a Metro bus in Eagle Rock on April 9, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles […]

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Two new flashing beacons now signal pedestrian crossings at North Figueroa St and Avenue 60 in Highland Park. | Photo by Bill Hendrickson / Boulevard Sentinel

Crossing the street just got safer in NELA

By Bill Hendrickson

Just in time for the reopening of schools, rapid rectangular flashing beacons were installed this week at three pedestrian crossings in Northeast L.A. Here’s where the new-and-improved crossings are and how they came to be.

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The Eagles’ Jade Fuentes at her signing ceremony to attend and play volleyball for De La Salle University in the Philippines.

Recognition for NELA’s Gifted High School Athletes

By Dave Abbott One of NELA’s top athletes will continue her education and playing career in the Philippines, while a number of NELA basketball stars have been named All-City athletes. Here’s a rundown:   College Bound Athlete Jade Fuentes, a member of the 2019 Eagle Rock Girls Volleyball Championship Team and the CIF L.A. City Section […]

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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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NELA Real Estate in 2018: Adding a Rental Unit to Your Home Has Never Been Easier

Laws passed in 2016 and 2017 have made it easy to convert garages into apartments, renovate back houses and build new free-standing apartments in one’s backyard. Homeowners seem to love the idea: In the year after the new laws took effect, nearly 2,000 applications were filed in Los Angeles for building permits for “accessory dwelling […]

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Guilty Plea in Racially Motivated Murders in Highland Park Nearly 20 Years Ago

A violent chapter in Highland Park history is coming to a close. Merced Cambero, Jr., 39, who was captured last year after almost 15 years on the run, recently pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes stemming from attacks on African Americans in Highland Park, including two murders, from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Cambero, a member […]

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Eagle Rock The State of the Town, 2018 

Homelessness was the most discussed topic at Eagle Rock’s 12th annual State of the Town address last month. Councilmember José Huizar, who delivered the address and took questions, told the audience that helping the homeless was one of his top policy priorities. He said he supports proactive outreach teams, expanding emergency shelters and more permanent […]

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