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February 3, 2009 | Times Staff Reports
A woman was shot dead Monday night as she sat in her car in a Lincoln Heights alley, police said. Authorities were called to the scene about 7 p.m. by residents who said they heard gunshots, said Officer Karen Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department. Smith said the woman was shot several times. No further information was available.
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April 8, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
The killings of two Lincoln Heights women whose bodies were discovered near freeways have been linked through forensic evidence, prompting police on Tuesday to announce a $50,000 reward in the hopes that someone will come forward with information. The body of Michelle Lozano , 17, was found April 25, 2011, along Interstate 5 near the Cesar Chavez Avenue exit, Los Angeles Police Capt. William Hayes said at a news conference. Lozano was last seen the day before at about 4 p.m. on North Broadway near Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, said LAPD Det. Jay King.
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April 2, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 22-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times in Lincoln Heights in a suspected gang-related attack, Los Angeles police said Wednesday night. The victim was not breathing when he was found on a sidewalk shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Manitou Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Police said the shooter ran from the area. No arrests had been made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 22-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times in Lincoln Heights in a suspected gang-related attack, Los Angeles police said Wednesday night. The victim was not breathing when he was found on a sidewalk shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Manitou Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Police said the shooter ran from the area. No arrests had been made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
The killings of two Lincoln Heights women whose bodies were discovered near freeways have been linked through forensic evidence, prompting police on Tuesday to announce a $50,000 reward in the hopes that someone will come forward with information. The body of Michelle Lozano , 17, was found April 25, 2011, along Interstate 5 near the Cesar Chavez Avenue exit, Los Angeles Police Capt. William Hayes said at a news conference. Lozano was last seen the day before at about 4 p.m. on North Broadway near Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, said LAPD Det. Jay King.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 16 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Eleven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Lincoln Heights (A) was the most unusual, recording seven reports compared with a weekly average of 2.2 over the last three months. Mid-City (L) topped the list of five neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 30 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 19.1 over the last three months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man whose body was discovered Monday morning alongside the Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights. The body, found facedown in the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, was reported to police about 7:20 a.m., said coroner's and LAPD officials. It was identified as Pearson Kim Taing of Los Angeles. The cause of death has not been determined, said L.A. County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz. Sgt. Barry Montgomery of the Los Angeles Police Department said detectives don't know if Taing was the person reported to have fallen into the river near Fletcher Drive during the weekend storm.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Top executives at Los Angeles-based clothier Forever 21 underscored the company's plans for expansion in Latin America as they formally opened a new corporate headquarters in Lincoln Heights. The cheap-chic retailer, which has more than 500 stores worldwide, said it's planning its next expansion in Costa Rica and Brazil. The company has one store in Bogotá and has plans for seven more throughout Colombia. As hundreds of employees stood outside the new headquarters on Wednesday, Forever 21 founder and Chief Executive Don Chang said, "Together we can make Forever 21 No. 1. " He recalled opening his first store, then known as Fashion 21, on Figueroa Street in nearby Highland Park in 1984.
NEWS
July 2, 1995
A contact football program for 8- to 13-year-old boys and girls will be offered this summer by the Lincoln Heights Youth Assn. The first parents' meeting is scheduled July 19. Practice begins Aug. 7, and the eight-game season starts Sept. 16. A registration fee of $50 for players and $20 for cheerleaders is required. Information: (213) 222-1228.
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January 16, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
A $2.1-million renovation began last week on the 1916 building that housed the Lincoln Heights branch of the public library. The building at 2530 Workman St. will undergo earthquake reinforcement, renovation and a 50% expansion with money from the sale of bonds approved by city voters in 1988, said Robert Reagan, public information director for the Los Angeles Public Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2014 | By David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The fee that Josephine Serrano Collier paid in 1946 for the application to become a policewoman in the Los Angeles Police Department was just $1, but it cost her much more than that. Not only was her family against it, her fiance broke off their engagement. And she was bucking a feeling of mistrust in the Latino community toward the police. But Collier, who had lost her Rosie-the-Riveter job at Lockheed at the end of World War II, needed work and felt she could be a liaison between the community and the LAPD.
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March 16, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
The two schools are a two-minute drive apart in similarly low-income, largely immigrant neighborhoods. But to hear students tell it, the two places might as well be different planets. Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, located on the edge of Chinatown in a hilly area of Victorian dwellings and low-rent apartments, is home to 29,000 residents, mostly Latino and Asian. The Academy of Environmental and Social Policy is a small campus affiliated with Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, an enclave of 91,000 mostly Mexican American residents, small businesses and a burgeoning arts scene.
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March 3, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities are investigating a dead body discovered Monday in Lincoln Heights along the Los Angeles River. The body, reported to authorities at about 7:20 a.m., was on the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, said Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Herrera. The victim's gender had not yet been determined, Herrera said. The Los Angeles Fire Department, along with L.A. County sheriff's and coroner's officials, was assisting the LAPD with the investigation. ALSO: California storms did little to ease drought conditions Video shows huge wave crashing into Santa Barbara restaurant Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over ban on gay adult leaders adolfo.flores@latimes.com Twitter: @AdolfoFlores3
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man whose body was discovered Monday morning alongside the Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights. The body, found facedown in the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, was reported to police about 7:20 a.m., said coroner's and LAPD officials. It was identified as Pearson Kim Taing of Los Angeles. The cause of death has not been determined, said L.A. County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz. Sgt. Barry Montgomery of the Los Angeles Police Department said detectives don't know if Taing was the person reported to have fallen into the river near Fletcher Drive during the weekend storm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Four suspects have been arrested after a bizarre, early-morning home invasion in Lincoln Heights on Saturday that ended with a resident tying up two of the armed men. The suspects, armed with a shotgun and three handguns, allegedly entered a house on the 2600 block of Alta Street in Lincoln Heights, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department. The resident, who was the only person home at the time, saw the suspects on a home surveillance system and called 911 about 2:40 a.m., she said.
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December 23, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park that may have been the result of a botched robbery, according to police. LAPD Officer Bruce Borihahn said the fatal shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of Figueroa Street. He said two men entered the store and fired multiple shots at the victim, described only as a man 35 to 40 years old.  The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
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March 21, 1997
Frustrated by the negative image of their community, business owners along North Broadway and other parts of Lincoln Heights are developing a plan to restore their aging retail district and lure shoppers. "We sure get a lot of publicity when there's a gang shooting," said Steve Kasten, who has run a real estate firm on the street since 1968. "People think [Lincoln Heights] is filled with gangs and graffiti."
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October 10, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joseph Serna
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder in connection with an Inglewood shooting Tuesday that left two women dead. Justin Marquis Scott, 19, of Compton was booked on suspicion of murder Wednesday and is being held without bail, police said. Scott was arrested after being questioned by police in connection with the shooting that left two women dead -- Crystallyn Nguyen, 18, and Dora Lee Dawson, 68 -- and a man critically wounded with two gunshot wounds in the 11700 block of Crenshaw Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Joseph Serna
A brief standoff with unruly club-goers Wednesday night in Lincoln Heights ended without incident, Los Angeles police said. The scene unfolded at Avenue 24 and Broadway outside the Airliner club, according to police and television news footage. "The bouncers started turning people away and it got unruly," Officer Norma Eisenman told The Times. Police said the crowd was drawn to a live performance inside. About 10:15 p.m., police at the scene requested additional officers to deal with the crowd, said Sgt. Rick Columbia.
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