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December 25, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
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.
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NEWS
July 3, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
This summer, children and parents will change the way they spend their summer by initiating a free activities program that solves the lack of child care. Created by the parents and staff at the Highland Park Family Resource Center, the summer activities project will begin July 18 with adults volunteering to supervise the 5- to 16-year-olds at least two days a week. Last year's smaller staff-supervised program enrolled 12 youths, but this year's program is much more ambitious.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
REAL ESTATE
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.
NEWS
December 10, 1987 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
Two California Craftsman-style houses in Highland Park have been saved from demolition by preservation enthusiasts who bought the homes from a developer last week and plan to restore them. Ted Kitos, a West Hollywood official who says restoring old houses is his passion, bought the homes on North Figueroa Street jointly with West Hollywood Mayor Alan Viterbi after reading about them in newspaper articles.
NEWS
June 18, 1987 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Their mission wasn't impossible, but it took eight Latino law school students from around the country a lot of digging, hounding, quizzing and pavement-pounding to profile Highland Park on four days' notice. As participants in a public policy fellowship run by the nonprofit CORO Foundation, the students were assigned last week to investigate and then report on the economic, social, political and religious underpinnings of the Northeast Los Angeles community.
NEWS
August 25, 1988 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of an association of 12 Highland Park neighborhood groups have formally embraced the citywide slow-growth movement, announcing their own campaign for development controls. The Highland Park Neighborhood Assn. proposed a combination of density restrictions, historic preservation zones and design review standards.
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