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 […]Continue Reading
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. […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.
By Carolyn Caswell, MFT, M. Msc.
This is the continuing Story of a whole new Civilization being born right here, right now, on Earth; That’s right! Read about it here.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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. […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
There’s an election coming up to fill 18 seats on the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council.
Voting will be by mail. You must request a ballot by April 6 and your ballot must be postmarked on or before April 13. To meet the candidates read more in this sponsored content from the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council.Continue Reading
It was a foul-smelling, raw deal then for nearby residents. It is even more rotten today. Community organizing WORKS. After 5 years of advocacy, East Area Progressive Dems WON withdrawal of the dump expansion scheme. For more about that click the photo here.Continue Reading
There’s nothing like exploring and enjoying music with your children. Whether you’re showing them your favorite songs on those things called CDs, or you’re letting them sing karaoke, music facilitates amazing bonding and development. That’s why we started MiniBop Music, and we’re excited to announce the grand opening of our new studio at Verdugo Plaza […]Continue Reading
By WE FUND LA
Rates in the last week and a half have shifted drastically and continued to do so this week. To keep the volatility in perspective, click on WE FUND LA’s Mortgage Minute. It’s a Minute well invested.
By Pablo Nukaya-Petralia Update: We have expanded our art and culture listing for the month of March with the following three new opportunities to exhibit and view art in Northeast Los Angeles. Display your artwork à bloc cafe on York Blvd. currently seeks local student artists who are interested in having their work featured in […]Continue Reading
By Bill Hendrickson
Nearly 3,000 people in Northeast Los Angeles received their first Covid-19 vaccine shots at recent pop up vaccination sites in Highland Park and Glassell Park.
The sites were sponsored by NELA’s city councilmembers: Kevin de Leon of Council District 14 and Gil Cedillo of Council District 1. (Click the photo above to read more.)Continue Reading
By T. A. Hendrickson
Andres “Andy” Sierra, a longtime unhoused resident at the homeless encampment on W. Broadway in Eagle Rock, died in his tent on February 23. He was 62.
Sierra suffered from severe arthritis of his knees and other health conditions, said Jane Demian, the co-chair of the Eagle Rock chapter of the SELAH anti-homelessness coalition. Click on photo above to read more.Continue Reading
What have homes in your neighborhood been selling for? Here is the latest sales data for single family homes in NELA.Continue Reading
Tracy Do has worked in real estate for over 18 years, providing expert service for every client. Tracy and her team are committed to a proactive approach that places their listings front-and-center in the marketplace. There’s a reason that you see her name everywhere; for the best homes, all signs point to Tracy Do.Continue Reading
By Bill Hendrickson The proposal to build an imposing, three-story apartment building at N. Avenue 64 and Garvanza Street failed to win a crucial approval on Tuesday. The developers of the project, Skya Ventures, were seeking a “Certificate of Compatibility” with the Highland Park-Garvanza Overlay Zone (HPOZ), a set of guidelines on historic preservation and […]Continue Reading
Who gets the tests in LA County? Here are some statistics to consider when thinking about who is getting tests.Continue Reading
A listing of public and private measures published by Councilmember Gil Cedillo and CD-1 to help the residents of Los Angeles.Continue Reading
This is a message from the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council’s Elder Director to Seniors and their Neighbors received today by the Boulevard Sentinel. EAGLE ROCK: URGENT INFORMATION FOR OUR AGING NEIGHBORS (60 years+) All Senior Centers are closed until further notice but there are options. If you receive meals at a Senior Center, the City […]Continue Reading
Here is the News Release issued on March 19, 2020 from the United States Attorney, Central District of California entitled “Fundraiser Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charge for Delivering Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Bribe Member of Los Angeles City Council” LOS ANGELES – A political fundraiser has agreed to plead guilty […]Continue Reading
Two members of the Avenues gang were recently convicted for shootings that killed one homeless man and injured another in Montecito Heights in 2018. . Read story here.Continue Reading
Three deaths in a month! Highland Park shaken. Read story here.Continue Reading
Opinion: Cedillo and Koretz proposed a flawed resolution but the idea behind their resolution – that cheaters should be held accountable – is right. No amends is not right.Continue Reading
SELAH and VOALA each got a van from LA County to be dedicated to getting the Homeless Where They Need to Go for Help. To connect with SELAH and/or Volunteers of America, click here.Continue Reading
Eagle Rock Elementary School (ERES) has avoided a $160,000 budget cut that threatened to eliminate funding for teaching assistants and academic programs. Read here about how this was achieved.Continue Reading
Metro staff’s decision on BRT route through Eagle Rock is delayed until “late Summer”. Read on for details.Continue Reading
Local Activists Urge Everyone to Participate . The more people counted in California, the more money coming into California from the Federal Government and the more power California has in the US Congress.Continue Reading
By Mary Lynch A team from Franklin High School in Highland Park has qualified to compete in Sacramento for the California state title in the Academic Decathlon, the nation’s premier scholastic competition for high school students. The team, four seniors and four juniors, advanced to the state level on February 8, when they defeated 50 […]Continue Reading
Eagle Rock has great hiking trails. And, a nice hike can be a great relief while we’re all “keeping our distance.” Lani gives you a few trails to try out. They are listed here.Continue Reading
Here is the latest sales data for single family home sales in NELA. See what sales have been doing near you.Continue Reading
Learn the basics of Martial Arts in Eagle Rock’s Arnott Kenpo. Chris Nyerges will tell you about one of the area’s best instructors.Continue Reading
The building that once housed Frank’s Camera on Figueroa St. and Ave. 57 is setting off a one-building boom in the Highland Park economy. Three new businesses in the building will hold their Grand Openings in March: Pacific Union International, a major realtor, Chops Meat and Fish market and the reopened Dave’s Chillin’ and […]Continue Reading
A pair of back-to-back competitive grants totaling $34,109 will allow Eagle Rock Elementary School (ERES) to buy and install a state-of-the-art lighting and projection system for its auditorium. The upgrade is some 50 years overdue, give or take a decade or so. Teachers and students are wary of even turning on the current equipment and when they do, it often malfunctions, if it […]Continue Reading
Ten parking lots in Highland Park and one in Eagle Rock are among 119 public lots under review by the City as potential sites to build housing for the homeless and low-income tenants. There are no plans as yet to develop the sites in Highland Park and Eagle Rock, and such plans may never materialize. […]Continue Reading
City officials used an online survey last month to ask the public for ideas on how to transform the G2 industrial site in Cypress Park into a riverside park. The Boulevard Sentinel got a sneak preview of NELA’s wishes when it posted a link to the survey on the its Facebook page, prompting a wave […]Continue Reading
Residents of Glendale turned out in force in February to protest the plan by Glendale Water and Power (GWP) to upgrade the city’s Grayson electric power plant. The residents said they wanted renewable energy options, not an upgraded plant fueled by nonrenewables. The dispute concerns Northeast Los Angeles, because what Glendale decides to do with […]Continue Reading
A fire on Fair Park Ave. in Eagle Rock on the morning of Feb. 13 consumed a tent used by a homeless person and scorched the back north wall of the shops in the Sprouts shopping center. Firefighters on the scene said that a homeless person had used cardboard to light a fire that got […]Continue Reading
No arrest has been made as yet in the attempted kidnapping of a student from Eagle Rock High on Jan. 22. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department told the Boulevard Sentinel they are still investigating, but have no details to release beyond what is already known. To recap: A high school junior walking home […]Continue Reading
For the second year in a row, the Glassell Park Improvement Association (GPIA) has received special recognition from the City of Los Angeles for its programs to clean the streets and improve the community. The recognition came through Clean Streets L.A., a citywide initiative by the Bureau of Sanitation and the Board of Public Works […]Continue Reading
The girls water polo team at Eagle Rock High School won the championship on Feb. 22, with a sensational 9-8 victory over the Dolphins of Palisades Charter High School in Division 1 of the California Interscholastic Federation Los Angeles City Section (CIFLACS). Going into the fourth quarter, the Eagles had an 8-4 lead. But then, […]Continue Reading
The primary election for California state senator for the 24th Senate district is not until June and the final vote is in November, but billboards have begun appearing all over town for Maria Elena Durazo, a former, longtime union leader of the L.A. County Federation of Labor, who declared her candidacy nearly a year ago.Continue Reading
It’s no secret that many houses for sale in NELA in recent years have been flipped by investors who buy, remodel and quickly re-sell them for big profits. What is (somewhat) surprising is that investor buying remains strong even at today’s high prices – and that homebuyers are still paying up for recently rehabbed […]Continue Reading
Last January, some 75 Eagle Rock stakeholders met Deborah Murphy when she ran the kickoff meeting for Rock the Boulevard, a public-private initiative to upgrade the roadway and sidewalks of Eagle Rock Blvd. It’s safe to say they were duly impressed, as Ms. Murphy, an urban designer/planner, guided them with expertise and enthusiasm through the […]Continue Reading
When I first entered the field of mental health in the early 1990s, I worked as an in-patient drug counselor in New York City. I led men’s groups for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. At the time, crack cocaine was killing people, destroying families and communities, and straining our systems of health, justice and law […]Continue Reading
State water officials recently toyed with the idea of reinstating drought-era water rules and making them permanent. In the end, they didn’t act. But rules or no rules, it behooves all of us to find and practice a lifestyle of water conservation. Northeast Los Angeles is part of a coastal desert plain, with enough local […]Continue Reading
I am a bookworm, with a special place in my heart for studying. But my love for school extends beyond academics. In fact, extracurricular activities are really my favorite subjects. I have been active in the Associative Student Body, the Sophomore Class Club and the drill team. These activities are only a few of the […]Continue Reading
The Math and Science team at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park, coached by Ben Feinberg, the school’s 8th grade math teacher, aced several brain twisters at the recent Middle School Science Bowl at Cal State L.A, including, for example: What is the name for the apparent force that causes hurricanes to be deflected […]Continue Reading
Andrew Charroux, of Highland Park, has won the American Legion Oratorical Contest at both the Post and Area level and will compete at the State level in Clovis, CA on Mar. 4. In his speech, entitled “The Fourth Branch of Government: The People,” Mr. Charroux drove home the point that freedom is not a given. […]Continue Reading
Richelle Huizar, a mayoral appointee to the city’s Commission on the Status of Women and the wife of José Huizar, Eagle Rock’s City Councilmember, is the co-chair of the 27th annual Latina History Day conference, to be held on Friday, Mar. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown […]Continue Reading
Gabriela Serrato-Lone, a member of ChicanxUnknown, a photography collective, secured a nearly $1,000 grant from the Highland Park Neighborhood Council to help pay for the “Divine Energy: Herstory Block Party,” on Saturday, Mar. 10, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Ave. 52 between York Blvd. and Meridian St. The block party, which will be […]Continue Reading
Free Tax Prep Los Angeles, a service supported by the City and County of L.A., has many sites where taxpayers with low to moderate incomes can get free help filing their tax returns. The tax preparers at Free Tax Prep will make sure you claim all the credits you can, including the Earned Income Credit, […]Continue Reading
A free, fascinating family event, the 60th annual Gem and Mineral Show of the Pasadena Lapidary Society will offer stunning displays of gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry as well as demonstrations of lapidary techniques like wire wrapping, cabochon grinding and other jewelry making skills. There will also be raffles, a silent auction on both days, […]Continue Reading
The City of L.A. wants your imput on the next LAPD police chief to replace Chief Charlie Beck, who is retiring. Your answers to a new survey will be used to develop interview questions and evaluate the candidates’ knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics. One section asks you to list the top five priorities for […]Continue Reading
The gala of the Highland Park Heritage Trust, to be held at the historic Abbey San Encino in Highland Park, will celebrate 35 years of effort to preserve the heritage of the Arroyo Seco communities. The gala includes the opportunity to tour the historic house, an artisan fair and a silent auction Sunday, Mar. 18 […]Continue Reading
If you or someone you love has depression, anxiety or another mental illness, you don’t have to face the challenges and struggles alone. Here are some resources. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, sponsors free, confidential support groups in and near Northeast Los Angeles, where you can […]Continue Reading