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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS
October 6, 1988 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles city planners are drawing up a proposed ordinance to temporarily limit development in historic sections of Highland Park at the request of a City Council committee. The proposal for the ordinance was introduced at a council meeting last week by Councilwoman Gloria Molina. It is intended to preserve turn-of-the-century houses and aging storefronts during a review of building limits in the city's general plan for development of the northeast area.
NEWS
April 6, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council has rescinded an agreement with a developer who was planning to buy and renovate a landmark 1920s police station in Highland Park and build retail shops around it. Alhambra developer Maurice R. Chasse has been planning to restore the building and develop the 1.3 acres around it since 1986, but City Council members said negotiations have taken too long.
NEWS
January 16, 1988 | Sam Hall Kaplan
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1990 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walker Dibben had worked for Carson, Pirie, Scott, an upscale Chicago department store, but when he opened a business in Highland Park in 1938, he had a different sort of shop in mind--selling affordable merchandise to the working-class immigrants who lived nearby. He called the place on Figueroa Street "The People's Department Store."
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