February 9, 1989 |
Assemblyman Richard Polanco (D-Los Angeles) has urged elected officials in the San Gabriel Valley and northeast Los Angeles to unite behind the Highland Park route for the proposed light-rail line from Los Angeles to Pasadena. Polanco said a letter signed by elected officials could help persuade the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission to give the line priority over competing lines proposed along the coast and in the San Fernando Valley.
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July 22, 1990
A distraught 35-year-old Highland Park woman set herself ablaze on a neighborhood street early Saturday morning, suffering third-degree burns on 90% of her body, a Los Angeles police spokesman said. Horrified neighbors saw Louisa Jiminez of 5514 Marmion Way engulfed in flames about 6:15 a.m., police said. One neighbor who ran to extinguish the flames with a garden hose told police that Jiminez tried to wave him away.
November 5, 1992
City Councilman Richard Alatorre will meet with community members tonight to discuss a plan to build an artists' village and child-care center on a vacant city-owned lot on York Boulevard. The plan for the 30,000-square-foot lot at North Avenue 53 and York Boulevard is part of a larger effort to improve the boulevard by attracting new business to the area, organizers said.
March 30, 1989 |
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted this week to approve an ordinance that would severely limit development in parts of Highland Park. The measure was approved without discussion, in stark contrast to the bitter opposition that it met from small business and property owners when it was first proposed in December.
May 29, 1986 |
The old house on North Avenue 56 looked somewhat dilapidated, but Pat Samson of Highland Park Heritage Trust advanced undeterred, past the unkempt lawn, sagging front porch and wood crying out for new paint. "1909 Colonial Revival," she pronounced, stepping inside. "Look at the leaded-glass windows. And . . . a very large entryway," she told the owner excitedly, turning around slowly in the wood-paneled room to envision how it must have appeared almost a century ago.
July 21, 1988 |
Twelve Highland Park houses built around the turn of the century were designated cultural-historic monuments Friday by the Los Angeles City Council, saving two of the buildings from possible demolition. The City Council's 11-0 vote in favor of the designation increased by 50% the number of cultural monuments in Highland Park. Diana Barnwell, who chairs the Highland Park Neighborhood Assn.
November 15, 1990
Two men were stabbed and a third was attacked in an apparent racial incident early Monday on York Boulevard in Northeast Los Angeles, police said. Joe Beltran, 24, of Arizona and Larry Delgado, 20, of Hacienda Heights were each stabbed once in the chest about 1 a.m., Los Angeles Police Detective Ron Whitt said. The men had been driving around the Highland Park area looking for their uncle, Jack Delgado, 40, also of Hacienda Heights.
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March 22, 2009 |
Gina Amodeo shouted "Pancake!" and her second-grade students knew exactly what to do. They immediately dropped to the floor and flattened out, minimizing the chance of getting shot. It was only a drill, but they've been doing the real thing far too often lately. With a recent surge of violence in the vicinity of Monte Vista Elementary School in Highland Park, the students are terrified.
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December 29, 1993 |
A Highland Park man was being sought as a suspect in the stabbing death of a Glendale man Monday, Glendale police said. The victim, Mark Anthony Sandigo, 25, of Glendale, died after a stab wound to the chest during an argument just before 10 p.m. Monday, police said. Police said that the argument started as the suspect, Ronald Fiera Martinez, also 25, of Highland Park, was driving on East Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale while Sandigo was sitting in the passenger seat.
December 25, 1994 |
Residents whose homes are threatened by the proposed Blue Line construction through Highland Park and Lincoln Heights plan to send a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board this week asking it to reopen the approval process, claiming the plans were made without sufficient community input. Members of the Highland Park Neighborhood Assn., the Lincoln Heights Preservation Assn.