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.
July 3, 1994 |
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.
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July 25, 2006 |
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.
March 20, 1986 |
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.
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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.
August 29, 1985 |
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.
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October 5, 2009 |
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 |
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.
January 16, 1988 |
Viewing the Ebinger House, prominently sited on the side of a steep hill in Highland Park, it is easy to envision the area northeast of downtown as the comfortable suburb it once was. The Tudor-styled, brown-and-biege house at 369 N. Avenue 53 is a rambling, three-story, Craftsman-designed structure that was built in 1913. Numerous other Craftsman-inspired structures are scattered throughout Highland Park which, from about 1890 to 1930, was one of the city's more desirable communities.
June 18, 1987 |
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.