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June 7, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Dave Munoz is proud of his East Los Angeles neighborhood. “This is where they caught him,” the 20-year-old college student said Friday. “They caught him on my street. Richard Ramirez. My neighbors caught him.” Hubbard Street is where Richard “The Night Stalker” Ramirez's murderous rampage finally came to an end, at the hands of neighbors who beat and captured him as he tried to steal two cars and assaulted a woman.  The capture and arrest of Ramirez turned Hubbard Street into a street of "heroes.
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May 26, 2013 | By Paul Pringle
A 24-year-old man was shot to death late Saturday in East Los Angeles, authorities said.  The shooting occurred about 11:15 p.m. in the 4200 block of East 1st Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim, whose name was not released, was hit once in the upper body and pronounced dead at a hospital, the department said. No arrests have been made. Investigators asked that anyone with information about the shooting contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323)
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May 25, 2013 | By KTLA News and Los Angeles Times Staff
One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a graduation party in East Los Angeles early Saturday morning, KTLA-TV reported. The party was being held at a residence in the 4500 block of East 6th St. when, around 2:30 a.m., LAPD officers responded to a call of shots fired at the gathering, according to KTLA. Police say an uninvited guest had come to the party and opened fire, Both shooting victims were transported to an area hospital, where one of them died during surgery.
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May 17, 2013 | By Howard Blume
This post has been corrected. Please see note below. California Gov. Jerry Brown visited an East L.A. campus Friday to tout his proposed state budget, which would shift more money to students with greater needs. Brown said Humphreys Avenue Elementary was precisely the place that would get more aid and that the school deserved it. "We're trying to compensate a little bit for the difference between living in this neighborhood... [and] in Beverly Hills,” said Brown, standing with local dignitaries in front of the campus multipurpose room.
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May 16, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
Students at East Los Angeles College were evacuated Thursday morning because of report of a gunman on campus, authorities said. An employee at the L.A. County sheriff's station in Monterey Park said the community college campus was being shut down. Students on Twitter said all classes were canceled for the day. Sheriff's department officials described the situation as an unconfirmed report of an active shooter. Nearby Brightwood Elementary School was also put on lockdown.
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April 26, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
With his hands clasped behind his back and his nose inches away from the wall, legendary singer Tony Bennett contemplated the photograph before him. The grayscale image featured a young woman stretching her fingers toward the camera's lens, covering her face. "The beginning of true creativeness comes from the hand," he said. Bennett and his wife, Susan Benedetto, were at Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles on Friday to launch the expansion of their New York City-based nonprofit organization Exploring the Arts.
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March 26, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Evangeline is back, a bit older but she's still growing and changing. We're referring both to the character and the play of the same name based on the Los Lobos song “Evangeline,” which is from the band's 1984 album “How Will the Wolf Survive?” Last year “Evangeline - The Queen of Make Believe” had a three-week run at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, the outcome of many previous months of workshops and small-scale presentations of the work created by Los Lobos' lyricist and band member Louie Perez with Theresa Chavez and Rose Portillo of the About Productions theater troupe.
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March 23, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
A fundraiser being hosted by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials Thursday night ended in violence, with one guest arrested and more arrests possible, a department spokesman confirmed. Sheriff's deputies were hosting a party at Cities, a bar and restaurant in East Los Angeles, to raise money for an annual law enforcement relay race. About 2 a.m. Friday, there was an altercation that involved off-duty deputies and guests. One woman invited to the party was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
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March 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
The East L.A. Bobcats will have to change their name and pay as much as $774 a day for added sheriff's patrols if they want to come back to Salazar Park with the blessing of Los Angeles County officials. The Bobcats were booted from the park, where the youth football and cheer league had practiced for decades, after a fight at a pizza parlor involving adult fans escalated to a fatal stabbing. Jose De Jesus Ruiz, 23, of Bakersfield is charged with stabbing to death a Los Angeles man, Patrick Raymond Ortega, 25. Ruiz was at the restaurant with a Bobcats team of 9-to-11-year-olds and their parents after a game in Bell Gardens.
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