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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1989 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA and GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writers
In the aftermath of two separate disturbances that marred weekend Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre said Monday that the incidents could threaten future Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day festivities at Lincoln Park. "The jury's out," Alatorre said. "I'll be in consultations with others, and if in their judgment it shouldn't (happen), then it won't. . . . I think it's a sad commentary for 1% of people who go to a function with destructive purposes to control whether events should be held or not for everyone else."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2014 | Steve Lopez
It's been a tough go for Florence, the stoic, graceful lady of Lincoln Park. Over the years, hooligans have broken her nose, spray-painted her face, shot at her, ripped off her hands and stolen her lamp. But for all the attempts to deface the statue of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing stands tall and calm in the spot she claimed in 1937, across the railroad tracks from the county hospital. I have to admit that I didn't know the statue was there until I heard from David Colachico, a professor in the nursing school at Azusa Pacific University.
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REAL ESTATE
October 1, 2006 | Maura E. Montellano, Times Staff Writer
"This Old House" devotees who suffered sticker shock when they tried to buy in one of Pasadena's historic neighborhoods have found happiness at a fraction of the cost in the Lincoln Park area of Pomona. Yes, Pomona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2012 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Long isolated and discriminated against in their native Mexico, L.A.'s Oaxacan Indian community is trying to reach out to America. The group is moving its annual festival, known as the Guelaguetza , from Pico-Union near downtown to Lincoln Park on the Eastside. It's a small change — a matter of just a few miles — but one that the festival's Oaxacan organizers say shows their eagerness to break out of their insular world. "It's not an area [Oaxacan] people know. In East L.A., it's Hispanic, but not Oaxacan," said Arturo Aguilar, a baker who has participated in the festival for the last 10 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1996
When is a park not a park? When it serves mostly as a mess hall for the homeless, says Alan Lowenthal, the Long Beach city councilman whose district includes Lincoln Park. Lately, the town's oldest park has become the site of numerous civic-minded and church-sponsored feeding programs for the homeless--and the cause of unhappiness by nearby Pine Street business owners.
REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1996 | DENISE HAMILTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Denise Hamilton is a Los Angeles free-lance writer
After scouring the San Gabriel Valley for months looking for a historic home in their price range, Michael and Bonnie Bone were ready to give up. Everything was either too expensive, too ugly or in too rough a neighborhood. As their search moved steadily east from Pasadena (too expensive), they began to despair. Then a real estate agent mentioned a quaint neighborhood called Lincoln Park. Their hopes soared until the agent told them it was in Pomona. The Bones didn't know a lot about this older city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, but they had heard it had high crime, urban blight and other problems.
NEWS
August 31, 1989
In response to a melee that marred this year's Cinco de Mayo celebration at Lincoln Park, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre has canceled the traditional Mexican Independence Day observance scheduled for Sept. 16 at the park. After meetings with community groups, the police and other interested parties, Alatorre said the policy of allowing beer consumption at such events needs more study.
NEWS
February 2, 1995 | SUSAN STEINBERG
Lincoln Park, once known as a homeless encampment, is now attracting families eager to play and relax on its newly renovated grounds. This week children clambered over bright new playground equipment, sunbathers lounged on the grass, basketball players competed on new courts and men and women strolled on the walkways outside the repainted senior center. The park, which reopened two weeks ago, has been renovated and partially redesigned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2003 | Li Fellers, Times Staff Writer
Parks officials Thursday unanimously approved the construction of an AIDS memorial in Lincoln Park in northeast Los Angeles, as long as the memorial's sponsors meet several conditions. Richard Zaldivar, a longtime Eastside organizer, conceived of "the Wall -- Las Memorias" project nine years ago to help raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic within the Latino community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2007 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
Long ago, when Lincoln Park was an extravagant playground of alligator and ostrich farms, lakeside fishing and conservatories filled with exotic blooms, a glorious carousel delighted children far and wide. One of those children was the son of struggling Mexican immigrants, a native of the surrounding Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles' Eastside. The boy was dazzled by the carousel's hand-carved horses, twinkling lights and booming music.
WORLD
January 24, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
They stand at the curb, waving a red rag like an urban matador. "Hay lugar, hay lugar!" they call to passing motorists. ("There's space. ") And then: "Viene, viene. " Come, come, as they guide you into an impossibly tight parking spot, and finally charge you the equivalent of 3 or 4 cents for their service. They are the franeleros , the ubiquitous men, and sometimes women, who control parking on many Mexico City streets, blocking off spaces, even though most of those streets are public and gratis.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2008 | Carina Chocano
Part archival footage, part animation, all rabble-rousing, Brett Morgen's "Chicago 10" is a reconstruction of the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. From the Yippie festival in Lincoln Park to the conspiracy trial of the activists and protesters known as the Chicago Seven a year later, this impassioned documentary is both an indictment of what Morgen sees as our indifference toward the current war and a call to action. Morgen compares and contrasts the political situation of the late 1960s with that of today until it becomes impossible to watch the film without wondering why another escalating, pointless war has yet to spark anything resembling the social activism of that era.
TRAVEL
February 17, 2008
San Francisco: A photo caption with a Feb. 10 article about San Francisco mislabeled the building shown in the photo as the Palace of the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. The picture was of the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District. In an accompanying map, locations of the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, the Cliff House and Seacliff were incorrect. See the corrected map, below.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2007 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
Long ago, when Lincoln Park was an extravagant playground of alligator and ostrich farms, lakeside fishing and conservatories filled with exotic blooms, a glorious carousel delighted children far and wide. One of those children was the son of struggling Mexican immigrants, a native of the surrounding Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles' Eastside. The boy was dazzled by the carousel's hand-carved horses, twinkling lights and booming music.
REAL ESTATE
October 1, 2006 | Maura E. Montellano, Times Staff Writer
"This Old House" devotees who suffered sticker shock when they tried to buy in one of Pasadena's historic neighborhoods have found happiness at a fraction of the cost in the Lincoln Park area of Pomona. Yes, Pomona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A man died after intentionally setting a fire that heavily damaged a single-family home Monday in the 2000 block of North Gates Street, authorities said. It took 30 firefighters roughly 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which started at 6:30 a.m. and was confined to the house's attic, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Authorities found the 60-year-old victim on the house's porch, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not released.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | LORETTA SCHERTZ KELLER, Keller is a regular contributor to San Gabriel Valley View
When Beverly and Lou Yedinak bought a historic house in Pomona's Lincoln Park neighborhood four years ago, they quickly realized they were living inside an endangered species. Their house, overlooking the circular park, was among 16 homes constructed in the area, mainly in the 1920s, by the city's wealthiest residents. But changing economic tides had transformed the neighborhood by 1965, and many homeowners rented out their houses and moved away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men operating out of a van in Lincoln Park are believed to have sold more than 1,000 handguns to street gang members and others over an eight-month period last year and authorities have linked dozens of the weapons to crimes ranging from homicide to robbery in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The guns, most of them small, easily concealable weapons such as .22-caliber "Saturday night specials," were sold individually and by the case.
NATIONAL
March 22, 2004 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
This friendly outpost in the cornfields has just one claim to fame. And lately, some folks have been thinking they're not making all they could of it. Looking to honor the gangly president who gave Lincoln its good name -- and, not incidentally, to draw tourists by the tens of thousands -- civic boosters have proposed building an Honest Abe theme park, capped off with a towering 30-story statue of the man himself.
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