October 30, 1994
Community Rehabilitation Services Inc. officially opened a home Thursday that will serve eight homeless and disabled people. The house, at 3551 E. 4th St., is the only such facility on the Eastside that offers low rent as well as services for the disabled, according to members of Community Rehabilitation Services. Community Rehabilitation Services, which has served the disabled for 16 years, provides job training, counseling and education.
January 15, 1995 |
A boarded-up apartment at the Ramona Gardens housing project will soon be converted to a permanent medical clinic, with doctors and a dentist to treat patients from the neighborhood. A city zoning administrator approved plans in December to convert the three-bedroom unit, No. 380, which has been empty for four months, said John Juarez, assistant director of Community Health Foundation of East Los Angeles, which will run the clinic.
January 7, 1990
Charles W. (Cat) Felix Jr., an artist who came out of the East Los Angeles housing projects to create some of the city's most spectacular murals, has died at his Pico Rivera home at age 46. His brother, Leonard, said he died Tuesday of a heart attack after surgery to remove a brain tumor.
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December 25, 1987
As the temperature drops and the wind blows cold, homeless families find it harder to live on the streets and harder still to find shelter. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley is determined to shelter desperate parents and their children in trailers this winter, but he needs permission from City Council members to put trailers in their districts. So far only Councilman Richard Alatorre has given a go-ahead. Alatorre allowed three trailers to open Thursday in his district.
February 3, 1989 |
Local mural production may be flourishing these days, but mural vandalism via graffiti seems to be worse than ever. "It's the biggest hurdle in terms of whether muralists have the incentive to keep painting murals," said muralist Kent Twitchell. "If (graffiti vandals) hit the one I'm working on now, it'll probably take that incentive right out of me."
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December 8, 1990 |
Christmas music chimed through the Glendale Galleria. Santa Claus jounced toddlers on his knee. And seven children with cancer, four of them from Mexico and three from Los Angeles, were on a shopping spree arranged by Los Angeles police officers. "How about some of these?" Officer Gilbert Escontrias asked Mike Dighero, holding up a pair of jeans for the frail, 6-year-old Boyle Heights boy. The little boy looked less than thrilled--then he caught sight of something else. "El nino Bart Simpson!"