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October 30, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
The Northeast Community Clinic will begin a free class Thursday that aims to teach parents how to better raise their children. Eddie Farias, who has taught such courses for 14 years, will conduct the classes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays for the next 10 weeks at the Highland Park Family Resource Center, 840 N. Avenue 66.
March 22, 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
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.
August 29, 1985 | THERESA WALKER, Times Staff Writer
There's a new sign in the window at Ivers Department Store in Highland Park. Gone is the "For Sale" sign that hung for more than a year after what was once Highland Park's major commercial draw went out of business. Instead, a "For Lease" sign went up recently. And the building's new owner, a real estate development company, plans to have new occupants in before the end of this year.
April 17, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Three Highland Park men were killed last week when their speeding truck failed to negotiate a curve on Figueroa Street at York Boulevard, hit a fire hydrant and ran into the wall of Donna's Hamburgers, according to police. Police Detective Richard Lopez of the Central Traffic Division said all three men were killed instantly Tuesday night: Victor Grijalva, who was the 25-year-old driver, and his passengers, Mario Gonzales, 28, and Andy Fierro, 26.
July 25, 2006 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
On his dead-end street of Section 8 apartments and slumping clapboard bungalows, Christopher Bowser cut an audacious figure for a young black man who had just arrived on the turf of a Latino gang with a record of killing going back half a century. Whenever Bowser left the Highland Park apartment he shared with his mother, he cruised the streets with a boombox thundering rap music, acting as if "the neighborhood was his neighborhood," in the words of one gang member.
December 23, 1996
A 22-year-old man using a pay telephone in Highland Park was shot to death Saturday night, as was a merchant who was locking up a store that the victim fled toward to escape the gunfire, police said. Jose Quesada was fatally shot about 9 p.m. Saturday when two gunmen walked up to him and began firing, Los Angeles police spokesman Eduardo Funes said.
March 20, 1986 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Monday afternoon, the black and silver late-model Buick drove slowly up Avenue 50 north of Figueroa Street in Highland Park. Groups of schoolchildren were walking home, and neighborhood residents were gathered on sidewalks. The car, occupied by four young Latinos, cruised by twice and then stopped at Lynn Street. On the passenger side, a hand reached out and began firing a gun.
October 5, 2009 | Corina Knoll
Six people were in stable condition Sunday after suffering gunshot wounds in a gang-related shooting in Highland Park, police said. The victims were shot Saturday about 9:40 p.m. after two people in a car opened fire on a house party near Figueroa Street and Avenue 55, Los Angeles Police Officer Gregory Baek said. At least one of the victims was female. Some of the victims are members of the Dogtown gang and police believe the shooters may be connected to the Avenues gang, Baek said.
October 12, 2003 | Susan Carrier, Special to The Times
Art and architecture have flourished in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles since its beginnings in the 1880s along the Arroyo Seco. The business district developed in the 1920s and '30s, a few decades after the residential area was established. The community is home today to about 66,000. Wow factor Highland Park has a diverse collection of historic homes.
May 30, 1985 | THERESA WALKER, Times Staff Writer
It has been almost a year since Ivers Department Store, the big draw of the Highland Park shopping district, closed its doors on North Figueroa Street, dealing a blow to businesses all along the road. Many of the mom-and-pop-type shops and businesses that front a 10-block strip of Figueroa between Avenues 50 and 60 counted on the foot traffic Ivers generated for 71 years, merchants say.
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