By Pablo-Nukaya Petralia Programs to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month and Los Angeles Textile Month, art that blurs the line between virtual and real, and live theater for a cause are just some of the art and culture offerings in NELA in the days and weeks ahead. Arroyo Seco Regional Library To celebrate Hispanic Heritage […]Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One Girls volleyball started off this week with victories for Eagle Rock High and Franklin High in Highland Park. In football, preseason play was a mixed bag for teams in Northeast L.A., with two victories in the past week, three defeats and one cancellation due to COVID-19. Northern League […]Continue Reading
You’re invited to virtual community meetings for an update on the proposed project and refinements in Eagle Rock. The virtual community meetings will present updated information on the design options being considered for the sections of the project in Eagle Rock, with an opportunity to provide feedback.
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By Bill Hendrickson
Northeast Los Angeles is one small corner of L.A. But NELA residents, especially Eagle Rockers, dominated a citywide meeting on Sept. 13 of the L.A. City Council Redistricting Commission, the group that is charged with re-drawing L.A.’s city council maps in accordance with public testimony and new census data.
About half of some 40 commenters at the meeting were Eagle Rockers, all of whom made the same overarching points: Continue reading for details.Continue Reading
“Children don’t hate math. What they hate is being confused, intimidated, and embarrassed by math,” said Larry Martinek, the creator of the Mathnasium Method.
This learning center not only welcomes students who are struggling with mathematics, but also those who want to improve their skills and broaden their academic knowledge. Click photo to learn more.Continue Reading
What have homes in your neighborhood been selling for? Here is the latest sales data for single family homes in NELA.Continue Reading
By T.A. Hendrickson
The new COVID-19 vaccine mandate by the Los Angeles Unified School District could be a tall order for Northeast Los Angeles.
The mandate requires all eligible LAUSD students ages 12 and up to get vaccinated by year end. But as of Thursday, September 9, when the mandate was issued, only 57% of NELA residents ages 12 to 17 had at least one shot.
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By Carolyn Caswell, MFT, M. Msc.
This is the continuing Story of a whole new Civilization being born right here, right now, on Earth; Read on please.
By Lani Tunzi The time has come! In just two weeks I’ll be living in Santa Barbara and the life I’ve known here in Eagle Rock will forever transform. I am emotional knowing that this is my last article as youth columnist for the Boulevard Sentinel. Writing this article has become another of the many […]Continue Reading
By T.A. Hendrickson The future of Glendale’s Scholl Canyon landfill, located in the hills above Eagle Rock, remains in question following a meeting last week in which Glendale officials split on the path forward. At the meeting, the Glendale Water and Power (GWP) Commission voted to proceed with a GWP plan to build a biogas […]Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One
Cross country got underway with a big invitational on Sept. 3. Week two of high school football wrapped up on Sept. 4 with four of six local high schools notching victories.Continue Reading
Miry’s List, a nonprofit founded in Eagle Rock in 2016 to help refugees, has been featured in The New York Times for its exemplary efforts to help Afghan refugees. Here is the full New York Time’s story featuring Miry Whitehill, resident of Eagle Rock and founder of Miry’s List.Continue Reading
Getting vaccination centers opened at Cal State L.A. and Dodger Stadium. Distributing millions of meals to public school students and their families through the pandemic. Making free community college a reality for thousands of Californians. Paying restaurants to deliver meals safely to home-bound seniors.
These are just some of the priorities of Governor Gavin Newsom conveyed on August 15 by speakers at the East Area Progressive Democrats’ (EAPD) rally to reject the recall by voting NO. Read more here now.Continue Reading
By Jeffery Marino A small, really small, sliver in the most recent data for residential real estate sales in Northeast Los Angeles indicates, perhaps, that the leaps-and-bounds increases in NELA home prices may be slowing down. Here are the clues: Home prices continued to rise in NELA in July, the latest full month of data, […]Continue Reading
With the median sale price in NELA topping out at $1.025 million in July, it’s hard to imagine finding anything one might call “affordable.” Even fixer uppers are going for prices in the mid-six figures. Two homes that recently sold in Cypress Park — located a few blocks from one another and featuring similar specs […]Continue Reading
By Bill Hendrickson Councilmember Kevin de León led a small parade of schoolchildren from St. Dominic’s across and back at Eagle Rock Boulevard and Merton Avenue this morning, demonstrating Eagle Rock’s new, state-of-the-art HAWK pedestrian crossing system. The HAWK – which stands for High Intensity Activated Crosswalk – performed as advertised: When the pedestrian button […]Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One
High school football is back! During week one, which wrapped up on Aug. 28, four of five high schools in Northeast Los Angeles felled their opponents in preseason play.Continue Reading
By Bill Hendrickson
The large makeshift shelter on the northeast sidewalk of the W. Broadway homeless encampment in Eagle Rock has been removed. Further down the sidewalk from the former makeshift shelter, an occupied tent remains as do tents on W. Broadway’s south sidewalk. Why only a partial clean-up? Read more.Continue Reading
By T.A. Hendrickson If you could design the ideal school district, what would it look like? In a nutshell, that is the question on the table on Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m., when the redistricting commission of the Los Angeles Unified School District will hold a virtual meeting on how to redraw the boundaries of […]Continue Reading
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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.
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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 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
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Low enrollment in spite of a smart roll-out in Eagle Rock causes school to change course. Details here.Continue Reading
Two car washes at the west entrance to Eagle Rock – one a replacement of GlenRock, the other a replacement for Ernie Jr’s. So far, not what the neighborhood’s elected representatives would like to see. Read more.Continue Reading
CD-14 “remains optimistic” and “fully committed” improving Eagle Rock Blvd. Seems the Glassell Park Improvement Association is, too. Public meeting on ERB coming up soon. Details are here.Continue Reading
The Southwest Museum is holding its breath. Good news. Much needed help may be on the way. Read all about it.Continue Reading
As County Supervisor and Metro Director Hilda Solis and Metro leaders and staff come to Eagle Rock to hear what the community has to say about Metro’s proposed BRT route on Colorado Boulevard, political decisions on Metro’s plan take center stage.Continue Reading
Brush fires happen here. Read about this one in Eagle Rock, Better yet, get yourself and your family ready for the next one. A recap and preparedness pointers here.Continue Reading
Dozens of volunteers, including many veterans, gathered on Saturday, August 24, to put finishing touches on the plaza and landscaping of the newly refurbished Veterans Memorial at the intersection of York Boulevard and Figueroa Street in Highland Park. The centerpiece of the Memorial is the fountain. There’s more to be done.Continue Reading
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The fall season of high school sports began in August with football and volleyball. Tennis started on August 29, just after this edition of the Boulevard Sentinel went to press. Cross country will start in October. Football Competition in NELA began on Friday night, August 23. The Eagle Rock Eagles traveled to South […]Continue Reading
A Federal Reserve survey showed that 40% of American families would have trouble handling an unexpected $400 expense. And, that’s not just lower-income families. Read on.Continue Reading
Goh Kurosawa, a singer-musician-artist born in Maebashi, Japan and now residing in Highland Park, is known for one-man shows he performs with his guitar, nicknamed “Honey Beast.” He’ll be back playing at the Highland Park Farmers Market. For more at Goh, read on.Continue Reading
The proposal to build a huge StorQuest storage facility on the Ernie Jr.’s site in Eagle Rock is now on the agenda of the City Planning Commission for Thursday, Oct. 11 – a month later than previously planned. It was replaced on the agenda by another issue. The extra time provides the public a chance […]Continue Reading
Judson International School 1495 Colorado Blvd. | Eagle Rock After 28 years in Pasadena, Judson International School, a private, non-denominational K-12 Christian school, has relocated to the school building on the campus of the Eagle Rock Baptist Church. Nearly a third of the school’s 100 students are international and its curriculum, taught by 19 faculty […]Continue Reading
Great Clips Great Clips, a walk-in hair salon, opened on Aug. 25 in the Sprouts shopping plaza in Eagle Rock, offering hair cuts for men, women, boys and girls at the affordable price of $6.99 per cut. There are 10 stylists on staff to keep wait time short. Great Clips is a nationwide franchise with […]Continue Reading
When the storied 30-year partnership between Northeast LAPD Officers Harold Marinelli and J.C. Duarte ended with Marinelli’s retirement in 2017, Duarte handpicked Officer Leo Perez, a 40-year old with 15 years on the force, as his new partner. The two patrolled NELA together for nearly a year until Duarte’s retirement in August. What was it […]Continue Reading
About a year ago, I woke up one morning with a surprisingly urgent thought: “I want to shave my head.” Now, before I delve any further into this tale of impulsive behavior, let me say that my hair has always been a defining feature of mine — long, thick and nearly unmanageable. In fact, when […]Continue Reading
Recently, Prudence Boczarski was at the Highland Park Farmers’ Market, showcasing her natural bakery business and representing WTI, the local nonprofit founded in 1971 to teach urban dwellers how to live better with less. And since there is no better way to teach than to give a hands-on demonstration, Ms. Boczarski was also using her […]Continue Reading
Lauretta Louise Turner, a resident of Eagle Rock for 70 years, died peacefully on July 25 at age 100. The daughter of Lloyd and Hazel Milner, Lauretta was born on a farm near Longmont, Colorado in 1918. After graduating from Barnes Business School in Denver in 1938, she took a job as a stenographer in […]Continue Reading
The City Attorney of Los Angeles has tried and failed to block a class-action lawsuit to undo the City’s new trash-collection system for businesses. Both sides in the fight are now gearing up for more battle. Frank Mateljan, a spokesperson for the City Attorney, told the Boulevard Sentinel that the City will continue to vigorously […]Continue Reading
August 3 was the deadline in Glendale for energy professionals to submit proposals on how Glendale could switch to renewable resources for generating electricity. In all, 34 proposals were received and are now under review, with a public presentation of the review findings expected around mid-October, according to Steven Zurn, the general manager for Glendale […]Continue Reading
Miry’s List, an organization founded by Miry Whitehill of Eagle Rock to help refugees resettle in Southern California, has received a $200,000 grant to expand its work. The money, in the form of an LA2050 “Connect” grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation, will be a game-changer for the organization – and for the refugees, asylum seekers […]Continue Reading
The sudden closure on Aug. 23 of the PUC iPrep Charter Academy in Eagle Rock disrupted the lives of 114 children who had started school there a few days earlier, provoking dismay and anger among their parents. It has also intensified the debate in NELA over charter schools versus traditional public schools just as […]Continue Reading
Every two years for the past 20 years, Cold War veterans who flew or maintained the B-47 Stratojet bomber have gathered for a reunion, among them, Angel Corral of Eagle Rock, who was the crew chief on B-47s from 1953 to 1956. The reunion this year will be the last – the “last flight,” so […]Continue Reading
Last month, on August 3, Angela M. Sanchez of Highland Park, 27, stood at a lectern center stage in the Moss Theater in Santa Monica, reading from Coyotes in Amarillo Heights, her fantastical, yet gritty young-adult novel about gentrification and a young Latina’s struggle to be true to herself amid conflicting expectations from her family and […]Continue Reading
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are coming to the Rose Bowl on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23. The Hollywood Bowl and the Greek Theater have their own big line ups. It’s going to be an amazing month. But for the music (+ food + performance) scene that defines NELA, you have to stay local, including: Zebulon […]Continue Reading
The Editor’s Notebook gives you a calendar of nine August Events in the NELA communities of Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Highland Park and Mt. Washington. Plus info on what do to if power goes out. And kudos for The LA County Department of Public Health and The Wall Las Memorias.Continue Reading
The Los Angeles Police Protective League will hold a 5K walk on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the L.A. Policy Academy/Elysian Park to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Participation is free, though you need to register, either in advance at Eventbrite.com (enter “Heart of the LAPD Walk”) or beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of […]Continue Reading
September kicks off Los Angeles Latino American Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions of Latinos to the City’s past, present and future. Among the events is Fiesta Patrias at Olvera Street, sponsored by NELA Councilmember José Huizar. The festival is the most popular L.A. celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day and the only one celebrated […]Continue Reading
NELA residents can dispose of used tires at a free collection event sponsored by the L.A. Bureau of Sanitation on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Yosemite Recreation Center in Eagle Rock. Tires cannot go in the trash bin or the recycling bin, so the collection event is a chance to de-clutter your immediate environs without […]Continue Reading
Winter is coming and with it, the rain and cold that make living on the streets and in vehicles all the more difficult and dangerous. Councilmember Gil Cedillo and his staff are looking for suitable buildings in Council District 1 where homeless people can stay overnight in the winter. They are also looking for parking […]Continue Reading
The Frogtown Artwalk on Saturday, Sept. 22 is an opportunity to explore Frogtown (Elysian Valley) inside and out: The area’s artists and artisans open their doors to visitors and the sidewalks come alive with play, dance, art and other activities, some planned, some spontaneous. / 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. / For more info: evartscollective.com. […]Continue Reading
When I first saw this issue of the Boulevard Sentinel all put together, it occurred to me that many of the stories in its pages could have gone on the front page. T.A. Hendrickson, the editor of the Boulevard Sentinel, told me that the fire in Eagle Rock and Glendale bumped a story about the […]Continue Reading
People in NELA are changing the world. That is the thought I had looking at this issue of the Boulevard Sentinel. Miry Whitehill, whose Miry’s List organization to help refugees has been awarded a $200,000 grant (front page), launched the effort while serving on the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council (ERNC). She credits another ERNC member, […]Continue Reading
Two well-attended events to help the homeless were held in Eagle Rock in August. On Aug. 4, the NELA Homeless Coalition organized “Laughs on Tap” – a fundraiser of stand up comedy – at the home of Michael Nogueira, president of the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce. “Laughs on Tap” raised more than $3,000 for […]Continue Reading