Manifestaciones como esta en Los Ángeles en marzo generó conciencia y llamó para el fin del odio mientras aumenta la violencia contra personas de origen asiático. | Foto: Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty Images

Los asiáticos americanos en NELA hablan de los delitos de odio contra los asiáticos

Por Indie Lau y Anthony Solis Sierra Leer en inglés Traducido por Eduardo Garcia y Nicole Ríos Mientras comunidades a través de los Estados Unidos continúan a luchar en contra de los delitos de odio contra personas de origen asiático, los asiáticos americanos en NELA han sido asustados — pero no sorprendidos — por la virulencia y la violencia. “Yo sabía que se […]

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EAPD member Mia Livas Porter (left), a voter in Elysian Valley, joined in volunteer work to encourage her neighbors to cast ballots safely by mail. Here she gets to celebrate election victory with friends including Hans Johnson, President of Eastern Area Progressive Democrats | Photo courtesy of Hans Johnson.

Sponsored Content: Change Sweeps Elysian Valley as Women Leaders Win Election with Support of East Area Progressive Democrats

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM THE EAST AREA PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS Score one for community organizing to bring change to a Neighborhood Council that had lost its way, and for an Eastside L.A. community that believed it could do better.  On April 13, the L.A. City Clerk announced the first tabulation of ballots in the election for 14 […]

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As anti-Asian violence escalated in the past month, demonstrations like this one in Los Angeles in March raised awareness and called for a stop to the hate. | Photo: Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty Images

Asian Americans in NELA talk about anti-Asian hate crimes

Leer en espańol By Indie Lau and Anthony Solis Sierra As communities across the United States continue to grapple with anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian Americans in Northeast Los Angeles have been alarmed — but not surprised — by the vitriol and violence. “I knew it would escalate to Asian Americans getting hurt,” said Mia Livas […]

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Metro’s rendering of the one-car-lane-each-way proposal for Colorado Boulevard shows one car driving east toward Maywood Avenue and one parked car. The reality would be more crowded conditions for cars, though bicyclists and pedestrians would benefit.

Metro to present proposal to reduce much of Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock to one car lane each way

By T.A. Hendrickson

The push is on for a bus rapid transit (BRT) route through Eagle Rock that would reduce Colorado Boulevard to one car lane each way between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Mount Helena Avenue.

Metro will present the one-car-lane-each-way proposal at a public Zoom meeting on April 1. Read More.

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Artwork by Nicola L. on display at the Huntington as part of the "Made in LA 2020: a version" exhibition. | Photo by Joshua White/

Art and opera in NELA this week

By Pablo Nukaya-Petralia

A new exhibition opens and opera returns this week, along with several ongoing cultural events in NELA: You can view the work of contemporary local artists at Bermudez Projects in Cypress Park, the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park and the Huntington Art Museum in San Marino. You can even enter your own art in a juried art show in Elysian Valley. Here’s the latest.

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Arson and assault charges have been filed -- and not-guilty pleas entered -- in connection with the hillside fire in Eagle Rock and Glendale on August 25, 2019. | Photo by Jennifer Hase

Not-guilty plea entered in 2019 attack on homeless encampment in Eagle Rock and resulting hillside fire

By T.A. Hendrickson Daniel Nogueira, 27, pleaded not guilty on April 14 to felony charges connected to an attack in 2019 on the homeless encampment under the 2 Freeway in Eagle Rock and a resulting fire that scorched 45 hillside acres in Eagle Rock and Glendale. Specifically, Nogueira has been charged with arson, using an […]

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The memorial shrine to Andres “Andy” Sierra at the W. Broadway homeless encampment under the 2 Freeway, Feb. 28, 2021. | Photo by Jane Demian

Homeless man in Eagle Rock encampment died of drug overdose, coroner finds

By T.A. Hendrickson  “Acute methamphetamine toxicity” caused the death of Andres Sierra, 62, the homeless man who died on February 23 in the encampment under the 2 Freeway in Eagle Rock.  In reporting the cause of death, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner also noted that Sierra had other significant medical conditions, including heart disease. […]

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“Solo el pueblo salva el pueblo:” organizadores planean un evento para honrar a los jornaleros fallecidos

Por Zach Goodwin To Read in English Traducido por Eduardo Garcia y Jackson Eddy  El ruido de la herramienta reverberaba a través de la yarda del hogar de Pablo Alvarado en Pasadena la mañana del 16 de abril. Miembros de su organización, Red Nacional de Jornaleras y Jornaleros (NDLON por sus siglas en inglés), y jornaleros […]

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Work-from-home appeal made these the fastest selling homes in NELA

Home are selling fast in Northeast Los Angeles at prices well above asking. The median days on market in February was 45, which is two days faster than in February 2020, while the sales-to-list ratio, which compares the sale price to the asking price, was 104%. Still, some homes — like the three featured below […]

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This 1920s bungalow, located in Atwater Village near the border with Frogtown, recently sold for $930,000.

The median home price in Northeast Los Angeles nears $1 million

By Jeffery Marino

With prices for homes in Northeast Los Angeles going nowhere but up, it’s hard to believe that hopes were high for a buyer’s market as recently as 2019 and early 2020.

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At long last, students will be allowed to return to LAUSD schools starting the week of April 12. | Photo by T.A. Hendrickson / Boulevard Sentinel

Schools to reopen in NELA but ‘back to normal’ it’s not

By Dafna Erana and Angela Guglielmino  Three elementary schools in Northeast Los Angeles — Dahlia Heights in Eagle Rock, Aragon Avenue in Cypress Park and Loreto Street in Montecito Heights — are among the 61 elementary schools that will reopen to students the week of April 12. The remaining elementary schools in the L.A. Unified […]

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‘Solo el pueblo salva el pueblo:’ organizers plan event to honor fallen day laborers

By Zach Goodwin

The sound of power tools reverberated through the backyard of Pablo Alvarado’s Pasadena home the morning of April 16 as members of his organization, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and local jornaleros, or day laborers, sculpted and sanded 600 wooden crosses. Each one represented 1,000 souls, adding up to the approximately 600,000 who have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. since March 2020.

Nearly 23,000 of those deaths have been in LA County, according to the health department, where the virus has killed Latinx residents at nearly three times the rate of white ones. Jornaleros — predominantly Latino and immigrant men who negotiate manual labor jobs day by day — have been particularly vulnerable.

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The Stronghold Climbing Gym in Lincoln Heights, shuttered during the pandemic, has reopened at limited capacity for now but with hopes for a full recovery. | Photo courtesy of Stronghold Climbing Gym

Death, near death … and revival? Local businesses reflect on the year that was and the year ahead

By Anthony Solis Sierra and Mira Tarabeine
The pandemic has forever altered the local business landscape.

Some businesses are gone for good. Others have hung in there.

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Stronghold Climbing Gym en Lincoln Heights, cerrado durante la pandemia, ha reabierto por ahora con una capacidad limitada pero con ganas de una recuperación completa | Foto cortesía de Stronghold Climbing Gym

¿Muerte, cerca de la muerte… y renacimiento? Los negocios locales reflexionan en el año que fue y el año que viene

Read in English Por Anthony Solis Sierra y Mira Tarabeine Traducido por Jackson Eddy y Nicole Ríos [Nota del editor: Esta es la primera de una serie de perfiles examinando el precio de la pandemia en negocios locales.] La pandemia ha alterado para siempre el panorama para los negocios locales. Algunos negocios se han ido […]

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Illustration by Yarek Waszul for the New York Times

Coronavirus: Assistance for the self-employed, business owners and independent contractors

The state will begin implementing new federal benefit payments of $600 on top of the weekly benefit received by California workers starting this Sunday

Californians have filed more claims in the last four weeks than in all of 2019

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Daniel Duarte (left) Was the Victim of a Random Shooting in a Homeless Encampment. His Family (right) Tells His Story.

Highland Park resident Darlin Duarte stood behind the line of television cameras and quietly watched the LAPD news conference that identified two gang members suspected of killing her twin brother, 31-year-old Daniel Duarte, as he slept in a tent in a homeless encampment.    When asked if she wanted to join the detectives and speak […]

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Big Investments for a School, a Church and a Park in NELA

Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park, St. Dominic Catholic Church in Eagle Rock and the Eagle Rock Recreation Center have something in common. They are all on the receiving end of large sums, totaling some $5 million, to improve the buildings and spaces that support their work in Northeast Los Angeles. At Franklin and […]

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The Academic Decathlon team at Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park took fourth place in the statewide competition in Sacramento on Mar. 25. There are 700 decathlon teams in the state and 66 make it to the state level. The teams are made up of nine members, include three A-students, three B- students and […]

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Ask Lionel : Compassion or Anger? Conflicting Emotions About Homeless People

Witnessing the plight of the homeless is heartbreaking. But on days when the concerns of my life require my full attention, I can find myself becoming irrtated and then mad at the people in tents, on the sidewalks and offramps, or living in cars and RVs. One day I wish I could save them and […]

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An Effort to Educate the Public About Housing for the Homeless

Mona Field, a resident of Eagle Rock, is undertaking an effort to educate the community about housing the homeless. Ms. Field is the 1st vice president of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, the local chapter of the national organization dedicated to engaging citizens in decisions that affect their lives. The L.A. chapter […]

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Glassell Park Neighborhood Council Gets New Leaders

The Glassell Park Neighborhood Council is reconstituting itself after resignations earlier this year left it without a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. The council was also short on non-officer members. The new president is Karin Davalos, who ran her first meeting on Mar. 20. The new vice-president is Brian Frobisher. A secretary, Andrew Ageuro, and […]

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Another Chapter in the Scholl Canyon Saga 

The plan by Glendale Water and Power to build a 12-megawatt biogas plant at the Scholl Canyon landfill near Eagle Rock has been stopped – for now. Following a full court press by Councilmember José Huizar, his staff, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and several community groups and individuals, a 2-to-1 majority of Glendale’s City […]

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Businesses Keep Pushing to End the New Trash Pick Up System

Owners of businesses and apartment buildings are still trying to end the new trash collection system in Los Angeles for commercial and multi-family properties. One business group is trying to collect enough signatures by Apr. 25 for a ballot initiative in November that, if passed, would effectively undo the new system. A group of apartment […]

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Scholarship Money for Speech Contest Participant

When the Boulevard Sentinel last reported on Andrew Charroux, of Highland Park, the high schooler had added $900 to his college fund by winning the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the Post and Area level. As a runner up in the state competition in March, he added another $700, for total winnings of $1,600.  Students […]

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Ref Rodriguez, Facing Charges, Is Set to Cast Big Votes on School Board

As early as this April, the Los Angeles Board of Education will decide on the next superintendent to lead the city’s schools and on labor contract terms for public school teachers.    On May 9, Ref Rodriguez, the school board representative for Northeast Los Angeles, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges of perjury, […]

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