After 48 days on the market and a $100,000 price drop, this 3-bed, 2-bath bungalow in Highland Park sold in October for $1.09 million.

Tracking the slowdown in NELA real estate

By Jeffery Marino Home prices in Northeast Los Angeles continued to cool down in the fall, as higher interest rates and persistent inflation took their toll on NELA’s once surging market for residential real estate. The median sale price for a home in NELA was $1.09 million in October, the latest month with comprehensive data. […]

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Sponsored Content: Progressive group celebrates wins and 3 standout local leaders

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In September, after an eight-year struggle led by concerned neighbors in Eagle Rock and members of East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD), the Glendale City Council voted to close the polluting dump at Scholl Canyon that has loomed over the community for 60 years. 

What shifted the balance of power . . . .

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This Highland Park home was listed for $1.3 million in June and sold in September for $1.14 million. Many homes in NELA that were listed at top dollar in the summer have sold at a discount months later.

Lower and slower: Home sales in Northeast L.A. adjust to higher mortgage rates

By Jeffery Marino

Home prices in Northeast Los Angeles decreased in September as mortgage rates averaged about 6%. Since then, rates have increased to 7%, so when data for October is in, prices are all but certain to be lower still.

In September, the median sale price for a home in NELA was $1.125 million, down 3% from August. Prices have declined month-over-month since June.

Looked at on an annual basis, prices were higher in September than a year ago, but the increase – 6% — is the lowest annual price growth since July 2020. There’s more. Click house image above to continue.

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Carolyn Caswell, MFT, M. Msc. and Dr. Hershel Toomim, inventor of HEG, in lower right of image.

Sponsored Content: Creating Extraordinary Realities with Carolyn Caswell, MFT, M. Msc. – December 2022

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Calls for the resignations of Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León have only become louder since this photo on Oct. 11, when protestors vowed to disrupt City Council proceedings until the two resign. | Gary Coronado/Getty

Northeast Los Angeles tells Cedillo and De León to resign, but so far, neither has budged

By Kanaya Adams

The Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood councils of Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Glassell Park voted this week to send letters demanding the resignations of their city council representatives, Councilmembers Gil Cedillo (Council District 1) and Kevin de León (CD 14).

The letters add the voices of the councilmembers’ NELA constituents to the growing chorus of Angelenos and political leaders calling on the two to resign.

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Art by Sumiye Allen

NELA High School Journal: I’m the great-great granddaughter of Japanese immigrants. Can I really consider myself Japanese American?

By Sumiye Allen

Identity is a tricky thing. It’s what makes you, you. It’s all of your beliefs and values and personality traits and physical traits and any other characteristics put together, forming one whole person. In this essay, Sumiye Allen, an 11th grader at Eagle Rock High gives the reader a window into her struggle to know herself.

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Sponsored Content: Reformist Democrats Urge Voters to Cast Complete Ballots

Sponsored Content from  Revelations of racism, homophobia, and hypocrisy by L.A. Councilmembers hit just as Angelenos received ballots for the general election. Leaked recordings of scheming by influential city insiders focused on controlling representation through manipulation of identity politics and district boundaries.  But one beautiful fact defines our democracy: The greater power over representation belongs […]

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Artist: Karen Lin

NELA High School Journal: Beauty is the beast

By Meron Worku

If you’ve ever felt unattractive, or unwanted, or just painfully average in the way you look- this is for you.

Here’s the reality. The project of inclusion in beauty is a myth designed to make us think that more people can be included; but in reality, all we’re included in is the logic of consumerism. There’s more, click here.

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Andrew Kadin, the founder of Bub and Grandma’s, at his restaurant in Glassell Park. | Angela Guglielmino/The Occidental

Bub and Grandma’s, a deli for the ages, opens in Glassell Park

By Ethan D’Amato Here’s a prediction: Bub and Grandma’s, the bakery/deli restaurant that opened last month in Glassell Park, will become a neighborhood mainstay, the kind of place that Northeast L.A. wouldn’t be the same without. The restaurant is a dream come true for its founder, the baker and entrepreneur Andrew Kadin, who started the […]

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Councilmembers Gil Cedillo (left) and Kevin de León, under pressure to resign, shown here at a City Council meeting last week. | AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

Meetings tonight in Eagle Rock and Highland Park to call for resignations of Councilmembers Cedillo and De León

By T. A. Hendrickson The neighborhood councils of Eagle Rock and Highland Park will hold special meetings Monday evening to craft responses to the racist comments heard in a secretly recorded discussion among Councilmembers Gil Cedillo (Council District 1) Kevin de León (CD 14), then City Council President Nury Martinez and a former high-ranking labor […]

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As the market softens, prices drop: These homes in NELA sold for a lot less than the owners hoped

By Jeffery Marino

It’s a truism of real estate that home sellers are usually the last to catch on when the market goes south. Having spent years on the sidelines as bidding wars drove up prices, they tend to price their own homes based on the dynamics of the past rather than the realities of the present.

The two homes featured below, one in Highland Park and one in Atwater Village, illustrate this point. Read more to see why.

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Melas on Daly St. in Lincoln Heights is worth a visit for the food, the company, the music | Photo: Christopher Nyerges

Melas Cocina Mexicana: The food is great, but it’s about more than that

I was famished and needed lunch. I was on Daly Street in Lincoln Heights and ducked into a nearby Mexican restaurant I’d never noticed before – Melas Cocina Mexicana. Small benches were out on the sidewalk. A lone guitarist played for the passersby.

Once inside, I met the friendly and gregarious owner, Daniel Diaz, and his brother, Samuel, who also works at the restaurant. I felt as if I’d come back to my family home. 

And the food is really good, too.

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Franklin Panther #53, Jonpaul Hernandez, a senior, head-to-head with Eagle Rock Eagle #13 Alfred Buscato, a senior, in the ‘Battle for the Principal’s Trophy’ | Photo by Dave Abbott, NELA Sports One

Franklin High, undefeated, breaks Eagle Rock’s winning streak as football season heats up

By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One

With a record of 6-0, the Panthers of Franklin High remain undefeated as local football teams gear up for another round of competition on Friday.

The Panthers’ latest victory, on Sept. 30, was against the Eagles of Eagle Rock High in the ‘Battle of the Principal’s Trophy.’ To see where/when your favorite NELA high school team plays next, click here.

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The Franklin Panthers’ quarterback, sophomore Eduardo Cuevas | Photo by Dave Abbott/NELA Sports One

Franklin and Eagle Rock, both undefeated in football, will meet on Friday

By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One

Northern League competition starts on Friday, with the Panthers of Franklin High and the Eagles of Eagle Rock High, crosstown rivals, meeting for their one and only football matchup of the season. The game is generating more than the usual excitement. Click here to know more.

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NELA’s State Senator Maria Elena Durazo is the author of two closely watched bills now on the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom. | Image on Twitter

Deadline looms for two bills authored by NELA’s State Senator Maria Elena Durazo

By T.A. Hendrickson State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, who represents Northeast Los Angeles, is the author of two closely watched bills now on the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom – Senate Bill 951 and SB 731. The deadline for the bills to become law or be vetoed is Sept. 30. SB 731 is about sealing […]

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An invitation to meet Eunisses Hernandez, councilmember-elect for Council District 1

By T.A. Hendrickson

Eunisses Hernandez, the Los Angeles City Councilmember-elect for Council District 1 will be the featured guest on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the “At Home with….” series of Zoom meetings sponsored by the Glassell Park Improvement Association. Information on how to join “At Home with Eunisses Hernandez” can be found at https://www.gpia.org/. |Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 6:30 p.m.

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Dance workouts at Pony Sweat are not about perfection. They’re about moving your body to the music in a way that feels good. | Image by Pony Sweat

The best dance workout in L.A. is in Glassell Park, and that’s just one of NELA’s dance offerings

By T.A. Hendrickson
When the Los Angeles Times went looking for the best dance workouts in L.A., it found Pony Sweat in Glassell Park. Described by its founder Emilia Richeson-Valiente as “fiercely noncompetitive,” the twice weekly workout won raves from the Times for its great play list “designed to help you let go of any idea of perfection and simply move your body in a way that feels good.” More workouts abound. T, A, Hendrickson tells you about them here, too.

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Why is State Senator María Elena Durazo smiling? Because two of the bills she fought for have been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. | Photo from Twitter

NELA’s State Senator Durazo notches major legislative victories

By T.A. Hendrickson State Senator María Elena Durazo, who represents Northeast Los Angeles, notched two victories this week when Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 731 and SB 951, two reform bills authored by Durazo. SB 731 will automatically seal conviction and arrest records for those who have done their time and have […]

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The entrance to the Scholl Canyon landfill on Figueroa St. in Eagle Rock. Will the site become a park? A power plant? Other? | T. A. Hendrickson/Boulevard Sentinel

Glendale voted last week to close the Scholl Canyon landfill. Votes this week could advance a plan to build a power plant at the site, despite wide opposition

By T.A. Hendrickson

The five-member Glendale City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to close the Scholl Canyon landfill as soon as it reaches capacity, estimated to occur in December 2025. That closure date was the earliest of four options under consideration.

The big question now is what will happen to the site once the dump is closed. It’s on the Glendale City Council agenda for Sept 20. To get up to date on the situation, read more here.

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This three-bed, two-bath home in Mt. Washington sold for $1.28 million in July, fully $85,000 over the asking price. It was off the market in nine days.

It’s still a good time to sell a home in NELA, but home sellers remain in short supply

By Jeffery Marino

Despite higher interest rates and higher consumer prices, buyers continued to compete for homes in Northeast Los Angeles in July, the latest month with full housing data. Get up to date with us on the market here.

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Become a Member of the ERNC Board

If you have a desire to understand how our City Government works, and to be a voice for your community, then the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council is the place for you.  The mission of the ERNC is to assure effective Stakeholder participation and interaction with our Council District and City Government on issues that affect our community. Applications are due on September 6 at 3pm. Link to applications is in this article.

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4 a.m. bar bill defeated; NELA’s Assemblymember Carrillo voted to pass the bill while NELA’s city councilmembers opposed it

By T.A. Hendrickson

The State Assembly has defeated a bill – SB 930 — to extend last call at bars in selected California cities from 2 a.m. currently to 4 a.m. The vote to kill the bill, on Aug. 24, was 31 to 25, with 24 Assemblymembers not voting.

The defeat in the Assembly means that the bill will not come before the State Senate.

Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, a Democrat who represents Northeast Los Angeles, voted with the losing side to allow a later last call.

SB 930 was the fifth try since 2013 to extend last call in California

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For 61 years, Glendale has operated a dump at Scholl Canyon, overlooking Eagle Rock, and is now attempting to build a methane plant at the site. | Photo by LA Times

Sponsored Content: Glendale Dump Buildup Still Endangers Eagle Rock

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Anxiety is growing in Eagle Rock as Glendale City Council prepares to vote Sept. 20 on buying machinery for a permanent methane plant. The site is Scholl Canyon dump, at the north end of Figueroa Street. 

Residents of L.A., joined by Glendale neighbors and backed up by several local elected officials, have repeatedly labeled such a plant a serious safety threat.

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L.A.’s eastside, including NELA, hit hard by monkeypox; at-risk people prioritized for vaccines

By T.A. Hendrickson Nearly half of the 1,105 monkeypox cases in Los Angeles County for which geographic information is available have been reported in the health-service area that includes Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Highland Park, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Silver Lake and West Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times has reported. About […]

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Miami Marlins relief pitcher, Andrew Nardi | Image: YouTube/Fishstripes Exclusives

Andrew Nardi, scion of Eagle Rock family, makes his major league pitching debut

By Mary Lynch

Andrew Nardi, a left-handed pitcher drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2019, was called up to the major leagues this week, debuting on Aug. 16 in a home game against the San Diego Padres.

But it was his second big-league appearance, on Aug. 20, that really sent shivers through Nardi’s family and friends. That’s when Nardi, 24, pitched in his first game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium.

Nardi is the son of Tony and Liz Nardi, both of whom grew up in Eagle Rock. He is the nephew of Mike Nardi and Paul Nardi and the grandson of Barbara Nardi, a beloved longtime resident of Eagle Rock who passed away last year at age 88.

Nardi, a reliever, pitched the bottom of the sixth inning in the game against the Dodgers. To read how Nardi did on Aug 20, click here.

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City Councilmember Gil Cedillo (at podium, right) endorsed mayoral candidate Rick Caruso (left) at a rally in Pico-Union on Aug. 11. | Photo by T.A. Hendrickson/Boulevard Sentinel

Gil Cedillo endorses Rick Caruso as mayoral candidates compete for Latino vote

By T.A. Hendrickson Gil Cedillo, the Los Angeles city councilmember representing much of Northeast L.A., today endorsed Rick Caruso for Mayor of Los Angeles. Cedillo (Council District 1) announced his support at a rally/press event at La 27th Street Restaurante Nicaragüense in Pico Union. The theme of the event, emblazoned on placards held aloft by […]

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Bars would stay open until 4 a.m. in selected California cities under a bill now making its way through the state legislature. | Photo Daisy Barringer/Thrillist

NELA city councilmembers oppose Sacramento’s latest drive to keep bars open until 4 a.m.

By T.A. Hendrickson

For the fourth time since 2017, State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) is championing a “4 a.m. bar bill” that would let local governments in selected California cities participate in a five-year pilot program to extend last call from 2 a.m. currently to 4 a.m. 

As in years past, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, who represents Northeast Los Angeles, is a co-author of the bill – SB 930.

And once again, the L.A. City Council has voted to pass a resolution opposing Sacramento’s drive for extended bar hours. There’s more. Click here to continue on with our story.

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This Highland Park bungalow sold for $1,206 million in June, 10% above the asking price. It was off the market in 30 days.

House prices in NELA dip as borrowing costs rise

By Jeffery Marino

The housing market in Northeast Los Angeles began to slow in June, the latest month with comprehensive data, as higher interest rates took a bite out of what homebuyers were able and willing to pay.

The median price for a house in NELA in June was $1.218 million, $28,000 lower than in May (a 2% drop). It was the first decline in the monthly median since November 2020. There’s more. Click to read about it.

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"Sonic Terrains in Latinx Arts," a major exhibition at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East L.A. College, is open until July 30.

Staycation: How to have a memorable summer without leaving NELA

Picks from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel Art, music, nature, books, movies, food, theater and comedy: There’s summer fun for everyone at locales in and near Northeast Los Angeles in the days and weeks ahead. Vincent Price Art Museum If you are into sound, Latinx art and/or performance, you have until July […]

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Top dollar for a tiny bungalow in Glassell Park

By Jeffery Marino

At 456 square feet, this 1-bed, 1-bath bungalow in Glassell Park was the smallest single family home sold in May in Northeast Los Angeles. And with a sale price of $750,000 — or $1,654 per square foot — it was also the most expensive home sold in the region foot-for-foot. 

It’s hard not to see a sale like this one as a sign of a market top. Then again, for a long time now, the growth in home prices in NELA has exceeded expectations. What is the little bungalow in Glassell Park telling us? Click for more!

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Luahona, the Nyerges’ beloved dog, in 2006 | Photo by Christopher Nyerges

For the Love of Dogs

“Our dog Luahona was getting old and had cancer and other conditions. The vet told us that we could improve her diet and give her special nutrients, which we did, but the vet also advised that it might be “kindest” to euthanize Luahona. Of course, we were not going to do that.’ Let Christopher Nyerges tell you more about that. Read on.

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Photo in the L.A. Times of the window at Dunsmoor restaurant in Glassell Park on Wednesday | Photo by Dunsmoor

Dunsmoor restaurant in Glassell Park was the target of anti-gentrification graffiti and protests, reports the L.A. Times

By Bill Hendrickson

Dunsmoor, a new restaurant in Glassell Park, became the target of anti-gentrification graffiti and protests on Wednesday, the day of its opening, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. More here.

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Protesting against the US Supreme Court's overturn of a woman's federal right to choose an abortion | Photo Daily Bruin

Leaders in NELA react to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

By T.A. Hendrickson Elected officials representing Northeast Los Angeles have condemned the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. In statements issued after the decision was announced, local officials said the ruling was shocking in its disregard for women, legal precedent and public opinion, and further […]

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This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom house in Eagle Rock sold in May for $1.27 million. The sale price was 37% above the asking price. The house was off the market in only 23 days.

There are not enough homes in NELA for the people who want to live here

By Jeffery Marino Theoretically, the current upturn in prices and interest rates should slow down the market for residential real estate because higher prices and rising rates reduce buyers’ purchasing power.   But as of May, the latest month with full housing data, there was no sign of a slowdown in Northeast Los Angeles. The […]

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Latest vote tally clarifies election outcomes

By T.A. Hendrickson

Final certification of election results in Los Angeles County will not take place until July 1, but the latest update of the primary vote in L.A. County, leaves no doubt as to what comes next in local races.

Here’s the tally as of Tuesday, June 28 at 2:37 p.m.

Here’s the tally as of Tuesday, June 28 at 2:37 p.m.

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L.A. River environmentalists rallied at this location to announce their rejection of the new L.A. River Master Plan | Photo by Alexandra Epstein/Boulevard Sentinel

Environmental groups announce opposition to L.A. River Master Plan – An Alexandra Epstein video

This three and a half minute video by Alexandra Epstein will inform you why environment groups are opposed to the L.A. decision to approve the L.A. River Master Plan. Check it out.

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Fireworks in Los Angeles 2021 | Photo Los Angeles Magazine

Enjoy the fireworks, but keep it safe for everyone

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM THE EAGLE ROCK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL Enjoy the fireworks, but keep it safe for everyone The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council would like to remind everyone of the enormous dangers of illegal fireworks. Fires are a growing menace to our community. We are surrounded by areas prone to wildfire, and have community members living […]

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Photo/Hannah Benet, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The best hospital for children in California is in NELA’s backyard

By Bill Hendrickson  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), located in East Hollywood, was recently ranked the #1 children’s hospital in California by U.S. News and World Report.   That’s good news for Northeast L.A., because Children’s Hospital L.A. is only a short ride from NELA. The top-notch treatment at Children’s Hospital L.A. includes behavioral and […]

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A section of the LA River in Cypress Park. A Master Plan to create open, public space along the entire length of the river has been approved by L.A. County. | Photo by T.A. Hendrickson/Boulevard Sentinel

L.A. River Master Plan, rejected by local environmental groups, is approved by L.A. County

By T.A. Hendrickson At their board meeting on Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Supervisors approved the final Los Angeles River Master Plan, a document to guide the development of 51 miles of continuous open space along the river from Canoga Park to Long Beach, including key sites in Northeast Los Angeles.   The five-member Board […]

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Homeowners are reluctant to sell, but those who do are still cleaning up

By Jeffery Marino Two opposing factors are driving house prices in Northeast Los Angeles. Mortgage rates are up, which tends to put a damper on price growth. Inventory is down, which tends to pull prices up. Here’s how that dynamic is playing out so far: In April, the latest month with comprehensive sales data, the […]

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Before-and-after pics: This Mt. Washington remodel sold for more than $1 million over the asking price

The median price for a home in NELA hit $1.2 million in April as buyers paid 13% above the asking price on average to snag a home. It was the largest average premium over asking on record.  Of course, averages are pulled up by homes that sell for far more than their asking prices. Case […]

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Sponsored Content: Councilmember Gil Cedillo Is A Safer Choice for Los Angeles City Council District 1

I am Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and I am asking for your vote for the Los Angeles City Council, District 1.

I have a history of servant leadership whose priority is to keep your neighborhood clean, safe, and secure. I have an unmatched record in social and environmental justice, protecting immigrants, and standing up for the rights of women, working families, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Since I have been in office, my district has been #1 in building affordable housing, workforce housing, and market-rate housing and much more. Please read on.

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Sponsored Content: Local Guidance Helps Voters Cast Complete Ballot

To see the EAPD Ballot Guides and to know the EAPD endorsed candidates at the National, State, L.A. County, and the Cities of Los Angeles and Glendale and their public schools, click here.

Did you open your ballot? There are seven pages of choices to make. For members of East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD), those choices are a lot easier, based on the club’s very helpful Ballot Guide.

Now, with mail-in voting under way, the EAPD recommendations for voting are among the most sought out by Angelenos citywide. Club endorsements reflect months of interviews and votes by hundreds of members. 

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Samples of the scrumptious offerings at Bagel + Slice | Courtesy of Bagel + Slice

Bagel+Slice opens in Highland Park. It’s the closest you’ll get to New York City without getting on a plane

By T.A. Hendrickson After years in the planning and pop-up phase, Bagel+Slice has officially opened in Highland Park, occupying the coveted corner restaurant space in the Oxy Arts building on York Boulevard. The owner and chef is Bradford Kent – co-founder of Blaze Pizza, a nationwide chain, and owner of Olio Wood Fired Pizzeria in […]

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Sponsored Content: Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Update

  SPONSORED CONTENT FROM THE EAGLE ROCK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL   Supporting our LGBTQ community members. On May 3, 2022, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council held its regular monthly meeting.  At this meeting, the ERNC passed a motion requesting the Councilmember de León introduce a resolution to the City Council barring City Employees from using city […]

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Councilmember Gil Cedillo offering groceries to seniors at Glassell Park Senior Center Grand Reopening.

Glassell Park Senior Center celebrates grand re-opening

By Bill Hendrickson

Following a prolonged closure due to the pandemic, the Glassell Park Senior Center celebrated a grand reopening on May 5.

Hosted by Councilmember Gil Cedillo, the celebration included lunch, music by the Susie Hansen Latin Band trio, giveaways of produce and groceries and resource information tables. Click the photo to learn more about the reopening ceremony.

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This Metro rendering shows two eastbound lanes on Colorado Boulevard merged into one at Eagle Rock Boulevard.

Lane reductions on Colorado Blvd. approved by Metro Board of Directors

By T.A. Hendrickson

Metro’s recommendation to reduce much of Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock to one traffic lane in each direction will come before the Metro Board of Directors at its regular board meeting on Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

The Board will consider the lane reductions as part of its review and potential certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report on Metro’s planned bus rapid transit line between North Hollywood and Pasadena

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Sponsored Content: Rep. Karen Bass, Endorsed by EAPD, Comes to Eagle Rock May 14

Public service with a smile and a spine is something Westsiders have been electing Karen Bass to deliver for 20 years. Now as she runs for Mayor, residents of Northeast L.A. are getting our first chance to consider her as a candidate. 

On Saturday, May 14, from 3 to 5 pm, members of East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD) are hosting a reception in Eagle Rock so that local residents can meet Rep. Bass. Space is outside and limited. Click on the image above for details about registration for the event and more.

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Under Metro's recommended plan, Colorado Boulevard will have one traffic lane each way from Eagle Rock Boulevard to Linda Rosa Avenue. This Metro rendering from 2021 shows two eastbound lanes merged into one at Eagle Rock Boulevard.

Losing lanes on Colorado: How we got here, what comes next

By T.A. Hendrickson Metro’s plan to reduce much of Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock to one traffic lane each way was approved on Wednesday by the Planning and Programming committee of the Metro Board of Directors. The lane reductions are a feature of the Metro bus rapid transit (BRT) route through Eagle Rock on the […]

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Eric Warren of the Eagle Rock Historical Society. Los Angeles, CA. April 7, 2022. Grace Meadows/The Occidental

Eric Warren, local historian compares and connects the past with the present

Want to know more about Eagle Rock, check in with the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society and Eric Warren, in particular. Warren said he started to work in local history in 2004 after he discovered some archives that were moved from Eagle Rock City Hall, he’s written the books about Eagle Rock and continues updating the Eagle Rock story to this day. Read more about Warren here.

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Colorado/Eagle Rock Transition to one travel lane | Metro Presentation

Lane reductions on Colorado Boulevard to be voted on Wednesday in key Metro Board committee

By T.A. Hendrickson The Metro proposal to reduce much of Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock to one traffic lane each way will come up for a vote on Wednesday, April 20 in the Planning and Programming Committee of the Metro Board of Directors. The committee vote will be followed next week by a vote on […]

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Leandro Cano and Tania Verafield in “Anna in the Tropics” at A Noise Within | Photo by Craig Schwartz.

Get to know: Tania Verafield

By Pablo Nukaya-Petralia

When you see Tania Verafield at Swork Coffee or Trader Joe’s or other Eagle Rock venues, she is one of those people you think you have met before, because, in a way, you very well may have. 

Verafield, 39, is an actor who moved to Eagle Rock from Echo Park when she was 10. She started acting locally as a child. Today she stars in “Anna in the Tropics,” a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz at A Noise Within Theater in Pasadena. It’s a “must” see at an intimate “off-Broadway” theatre. Read on if you like, but get tickets now – the play moves on after this Sunday, April 17.

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Imagine getting a card like this if you are a senior living alone. | Photo complements of Margaret Irwin

Eagle Rock kids show seniors the love

By Margaret Irwin,
Elder Director, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council

One tangible outcome that we have learned from the constraints of a pandemic is that we can be at home (or school) and make a positive difference in another person’s life with the smallest of gestures. A gesture such as a handmade card can be more than the simple act of kindness.

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Maria Elena Ramirez says that after living in an Eagle Rock encampment for more than two years, she's "really excited" for a fresh start in the neighborhood's new tiny home village. | Photos by Joel Sappell

Big hopes for tiny homes, but the reality on the ground: ‘It’s Messy’

By Joel Sappell and Dominic Massimino   Maria Elena Ramirez has found purpose in her community along the street.   Wearing surgical gloves, she gently picks up syringes around her Eagle Rock encampment, drops them into a plastic container and gives them to a nonprofit healthcare provider that rolls up every Friday at 11 a.m. with a […]

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The buyer of this $1.16 million home in Glassell Park moved fast and paid a premium: The home was off the market within eight days of being listed and sold for 7% more than the asking price.

High demand and low supply continue to drive NELA home prices skyward

By Jeffery Marino

The latest data for home sales in Northeast Los Angeles show a hot, tight market that just keeps getting hotter and tighter.

The hot, tight conditions fave buyers in a frenzy. What could cool the market in NELA? Click on the photo above to find out.

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Glenn Tritch holds the Kiwanis Distinguished Service Award presented by Linda Allen (in red blazer) to the Tritch Family of Eagle Rock. Members of the Tritch family (from left) George Jimenez, Barbara (Tritch) Jimenez, Teresa Tritch Hendrickson, Kim Barnett, Glenn Tritch, John Tritch, Gail (Tritch) Hase and Bill Hendrickson.

Kiwanis International honors three pillars of the NELA community

By Bill Hendrickson Raul Macías, Founder of Anahuak Youth Soccer Association, Carl Matthes, President of the Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA), and the Tritch family, whose members own Eagle Rock’s Tritch Hardware and the Boulevard Sentinel, were honored this week for their service to Northeast Los Angeles at a luncheon given by Kiwanis International. […]

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Young Nyerges, in front, in a family photo with his four brothers, sister, Mom and Dad | Photo courtesy of Christopher Nyerges

What my mother taught me about complaining: Don’t!

By Christopher Nyerges

My mother used to tell us, “Quit your complaining!”  

Maybe we wanted something the family couldn’t afford. “Quit your complaining and go out and earn some money,” she’d say. 

Because of my mother, we learned to find creative ways to be youthful entrepreneurs. And, they learned a lot more from her. Read on to learn more.

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A demonstration in Glendale in 2019: The movement for clean energy in Glendale and NELA has grown larger and more impassioned as climate change has worsened. | Photo by Bill Hendrickson/Boulevard Sentinel

Another chance to stop Glendale from polluting the air in NELA

By T.A. Hendrickson

In a tactical victory for clean-energy advocates in Glendale and Eagle Rock, the Glendale City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to delay the purchase of five new gas engines for the Grayson power plant in Glendale.
“The climate emergency is a clear and present danger, and the public is demanding we do better,” said Glendale Councilmember Dan Brotman. L.A. Councilmember Kevin de León is helping to achieve a solution. Read more about it here.

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Eagle Rock’s Ella Wagner, a senior, (at right) won the individual wrestling championship in the CIF L.A. City Section. | Photo by Dave Abbott/NELA Sports One

Winter season wraps up in NELA High School Sports

By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One

Highlights of 2021/2022 winter season for the Eagle Rock Eagles include an individual city championship in wrestling and league championships in girls basketball and boys soccer. For the Franklin Panthers of Highland Park, highlights include playoff runs as far as the city semifinals in boys basketball and the quarterfinals in boys soccer.

For the season in more detail, click the photo above and read on.

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Activities in NELA this weekend kick off on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the start of the York Blvd. Art Market.

11 fun things to do in NELA this weekend and beyond

By Pablo Nukaya-Petralia  [Editor’s note/Mar. 15: The Ty Segall performance at Zebulon on Mar. 18 has been cancelled.] Don’t stay home, but don’t leave town either. Here are 11 fun things to do in and around Northeast Los Angeles this weekend and in the week to come.  The York Blvd. Art Market returns to Ave. […]

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A memorial for Gabriel Estrada, 38, at the homeless encampment where he lived on N. Figueroa St. in Eagle Rock. | Photo by Jane Demian

Rest in peace: Gabriel Estrada, age 38 and unhoused, dies in his tent in Eagle Rock

By Jane Demian

An unhoused resident of Eagle Rock, Gabriel Estrada, 38, died in his tent on N. Figueroa Street under the 134 Freeway overpass on February 19, 2022. 

He seemed to be on the path to greater stability when he died.  It’s a tragic story. You can read it here by clicking on the photo above.

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This Highland Park home, under contract after only nine days on the market, sold in January for $1.15 million, fully $155,000 over the asking price.

Paying a million dollars or more for a home in NELA is now the rule, not the exception

By Jeffery Marino At $1.1 million, the median price of a house in Northeast Los Angeles was unchanged from December 2021 to January 2022.    But the pause in price increases looks temporary for the simple reason that there are still more buyers in NELA than houses for sale. The dearth of homes on the […]

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This Spanish Colonial in Eagle Rock sold in January for $2.45 million, the highest price paid that month for a house in NELA.

Before-and-after pictures of a multi-million-dollar flip in Eagle Rock

The highest price paid in January for a home in Northeast Los Angeles — $2.45 million — was for a 4-bed, 3.5-bath Spanish Colonial on Wawona St. in Eagle Rock.

The home was listed for sale in November 2021 for $1.649 million. It was off the market in just under two weeks — and sold for $801,000 over the asking price.

Check out the rare before-and-after pictures in the slideshow. Click the photo to do that.

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A message chalked by students on a walkway at Occidental College reads, “Protect Oxy AAPI.” The College administration is facing criticism by students, faculty and staff for its handling of an anti-Asian text exchange between two students. | Photo by: Grace Meadows/The Occidental

At Occidental College, fallout continues from racist, anti-Asian text exchange between two students

By T.A. Hendrickson

Occidental College President Harry J. Elam, Jr. will make another attempt on Monday to address the uproar over the College’s handling of a racist anti-Asian text exchange between two students that came to light on
Feb. 1.
The text exchange at the heart of the matter began with one student texting her friend: “all asian people need to die.”

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Sponsored Content: Concerned Democrats hold Assemblymember Carrillo accountable, hold up endorsement

Some local Democrats have harsh criticism for Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo of NELA’s District 52.

On Feb. 3, 34 local delegates of the California Democratic Party blocked an automatic endorsement of Wendy Carrillo for re-election as Assemblymember. Several expressed a preference for Carrillo’s primary challenger, mom, gun-safety activist, and fellow Democrat Mia Livas Porter.

Carrillo was one of only 6 Democratic incumbents in the state Assembly to fail to receive an automatic endorsement from the Party.

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Velvet, Eagle Rock's newest cannabis outlet, will occupy the storefront at 1118 Colorado Blvd (corner of Wiota St.) \ Photo by Bill Hendrickson Boulevard Sentinel

When it comes to cannabis shops in Eagle Rock, how many is too many?

By Bill Hendrickson Eagle Rock is about to get a third cannabis store – and that has ticked off the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council. At a meeting on Feb. 1, the ERNC was upset that they had only found out about the new shop from billboards in Eagle Rock and word of mouth.   That would […]

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Foot-for-foot, this fun-size Mt. Washington bungalow was the most expensive home sold in NELA in December 2021 | Photo MLS

Really big money for really little homes in NELA

By Jeffery Marino

In the real estate market of Northeast Los Angeles, where a price tag of $1.1 million is the norm, you might be surprised to see what a mil actually gets you. 

The following two homes, one in Mt. Washington and one in Highland Park, sold in December for a tad under $1 million but at well over $1,000/square foot. Details here. Read more.

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This 2-bed, 2-bath in Highland Park sold for $1,100,000 in December 2021.

NELA home prices keep surging upward

By Jeffery Marino

The residential real estate market in Northeast Los Angeles boils down to this: On one side, you have a hoard of buyers. On the other side, you have a dearth of homes for sale. The result is more competition for fewer homes – and rapidly rising prices.

The median sale price for a home in NELA reached $1.1 million in December, the latest month with comprehensive data. That million-dollar-plus price tag marks a 20% increase over December of 2021, the largest annual price gain since June 2014. It’s also the 11th straight month of double-digit, year-over-year price increases. For our take on why this continues, read on;

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Dominique Derouen owner of “Soft Humans Vintage” in Highland Park, wearing the T-shirt of an English neo-psychedelia band from the ’80s and holding an original Ellie Levy ceramic bowl. | Photo by Christopher Nyerges

If you’re looking to buy-nothing-new, look to Soft Humans Vintage, Dominique Derouen’s shop and flea market in Highland Park

By Christopher Nyerges

Since opening “Soft Humans” in Highland Park three years ago, Dominique Derouen has gained a near cult following for the shop’s vintage clothing and kitchen wares, vinyl records and music memorabilia, as well as its twice monthly flea market. It might work for you! Check out why here.

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