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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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