By Dave Abbot of NELA Sports One Lincoln beats Franklin to win the Northern League football championship. Eagle Rock is the dominant NELA team in girls volleyball as playoffs get underway this week in the CIF L.A. City Section. Upcoming matchups include Franklin v. Wilson in football’s “Battle for the Victory Bell” and the Eagle […]Continue Reading
It has been five weeks since the Los Angeles Unified School District required all students 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Under the mandate, students need to have a first shot by Nov. 21 and a second one Dec. 19.
But so far, parents of unvaccinated students in Northeast L.A. aren’t exactly rushing to get shots for their kids.Continue Reading
2337 Ridgeview Ave | Eagle Rock https://www.amieeaglerock.com/ Up to 3 Bed + Flex | Up to 3 Bath | Priced from $949,000 Amie is a new collection of five homes in Eagle Rock featuring exquisite design by architect Abbie Chong of Avanova Studio. Amie residences are earth-friendly and structurally independent, with no shared walls. Unique […]Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott
As playoffs draw near in football, girls volleyball and girl tennis, regular-season competition is taking on a playoff intensity. Check all the scores and records here. And, don’t miss the story of the Franklyn wide-receiver who set a new CIF LA City Section record for pass receptions in a game! Click for more.Continue Reading
By Jeffery Marino
The latest home-sales data for Northeast Los Angeles, covering the month of August, give an especially clear picture of the market for residential real estate.
So what do the data from August 2020 to August 2021 show?
By Bill Hendrickson The Glendale Planning Commission has voted unanimously to reject the proposal by Glendale Water and Power to build a biogas power plant at the Scholl Canyon landfill in the hills above Eagle Rock. The rejection of the proposal is a victory for residents of Glendale and Eagle Rock who have organized into […]Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott The past week in high school football saw a commanding victory for Franklin against Marshall and a homecoming defeat for Eagle Rock by Lincoln. On Friday, Oct. 8, rivals Franklin and Eagle Rock will compete in the “Battle of the Principals Trophy” while rivals Lincoln and Wilson face off in the “Battle […]Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott Franklin High School in Highland Park experienced the high of high school sports last week, including an 86-yard interception return for a touchdown in a game against Crenshaw and 1st and 2nd place individual wins for Franklin runners at the latest cross-country invitational. Meanwhile, competition is heating up in girls volleyball and […]Continue Reading
By Bill Hendrickson
A coalition of organizations and individuals in Highland Park is appealing the city’s approval of a controversial apartment development at N. Avenue 64 near York Boulevard in Highland Park’s historic Garvanza district.
The development, approved by the City Planning Department on September 16, calls for a three-story building measuring nearly 60,000 square feetContinue Reading
By Dave Abbott The past week saw a dominant performance by the Franklin football team, continued strength in girls volleyball and standout times in cross country. The Franklin Panthers of Highland Park defeated the Narbonne Gauchos of Harbor City, 63-6, in a home game on Sept. 17. The Panthers notched 283 total yards (185 yards […]Continue Reading
By Mary Lynch The 8th annual Highland Park Independent Film Festival opens Friday night, Oct. 1, with red carpet fanfare and a screening of the feature, “Playing with Fire,” a exploration of the life and art of Carlos Almaraz (1941-1989), a towering Chicano artist who lived and worked in Highland Park and other L.A. […]Continue Reading
John Jude Snyder, the fourth of eight children in the loving family of Eldie and Elizabeth Snyder of Eagle Rock, a beloved teacher at St. Dominic’s School and an inspirational presence in his community, died on September 9. He was 58. John was blessed with a happy heart, remarkable intellect, and deeply contented spirit. Although […]Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One Girls volleyball started off this week with victories for Eagle Rock High and Franklin High in Highland Park. In football, preseason play was a mixed bag for teams in Northeast L.A., with two victories in the past week, three defeats and one cancellation due to COVID-19. Northern League […]Continue Reading
Join us for an important meeting about “redistricting.” The purpose of redistricting is to redraw the maps that impact your community and to ensure you have the power to determine fair and inclusive representation in your council district.Continue Reading
By Lani Tunzi The time has come! In just two weeks I’ll be living in Santa Barbara and the life I’ve known here in Eagle Rock will forever transform. I am emotional knowing that this is my last article as youth columnist for the Boulevard Sentinel. Writing this article has become another of the many […]Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One
High school football is back! During week one, which wrapped up on Aug. 28, four of five high schools in Northeast Los Angeles felled their opponents in preseason play.Continue Reading
By T.A. Hendrickson If you could design the ideal school district, what would it look like? In a nutshell, that is the question on the table on Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m., when the redistricting commission of the Los Angeles Unified School District will hold a virtual meeting on how to redraw the boundaries of […]Continue Reading
By Pablo Nukaya-Petralia Art and culture offerings in NELA in August include historic preservation events, a street fair, a live-music jam and outdoor theater performances. Here are six picks, including a reminder to artists and art nonprofits that applications for grants are now being taken by the Eastside Arts Initiative. Historic preservation/Rockhaven On Sunday, Aug. 8 at 2 […]Continue Reading
By Jeffery Marino
Another month, another record: In June, the median sale price for a home in NELA hit a new high of $1.02 million — a 19% annual increase over June 2020 and the highest year-over-year price jump since September 2018.
Which is to say, the NELA residential real estate market is showing no signs of slowing down What’s going on here?Continue Reading
By Bill Hendrickson
The Eagle Rock Plaza has been sold. The buyers are Eastern Real Estate, based in Boston, and Atlas Capital Group, a firm based in New York City with substanial real estate assets in Los Angeles. The sale closed on Wednesday, June 16.Continue Reading
By Jeffery Marino Bidding wars are breaking out all over Northeast Los Angeles. The sale-to-list ratio for homes in NELA hit a record in April of 107%, which means that, on average, homebuyers paid 7% more than the list price. However, some homes sold at far higher-than-average premiums. Here are the three NELA homes that […]Continue Reading
By Mary Lynch Two new restaurants in Northeast Los Angeles have gotten raves from the food critics of the L.A. Times: Nativo in Highland Park ($$, Mexican/Guadalajaran) and Chifa in Eagle Rock ($$, Peruvian /Cantonese/Taiwanese) made the critics’ list of 44 “favorite new L.A. restaurants for outdoor dining.” In addition, both restaurants received special shout […]Continue Reading
By Zach Goodwin Most years, Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, is a time to remember those killed or injured on the job and to call on politicians and employers to improve safety. This year, at a local event by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and its community allies, the day took on an […]Continue Reading
By Lani Tunzi Of all the times I’ve written about my giddy galivants around town, I’ve always left out a dark detail – this being the risks women face in their everyday lives. As a young girl who always enjoyed lonesome adventures, it was clear to me early on that I did not have the […]Continue Reading
By T.A. Hendrickson Prosecutors have alleged a hate crime in their criminal complaint against Yasmine Beasley, 23, of Palmdale, who has been charged with felony elder abuse and misdemeanor battery for allegedly assaulting a 70-year old woman on a Metro bus in Eagle Rock on April 9, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Ann Walnum gave NELA decades of energetic advocacy that touched all corners of NELA and spanned local politics, history, education, the arts and the environment.Continue Reading
Glendale’s Moves Will Affect the quality of life in NELA. How to handle the methane at Scholl Canyon is a major point of contention. Read why here.Continue Reading
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To try not to let fear and worries dominate your day, we offer these comments from Lionel Shockness, psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker.Continue Reading
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Here are the certified results of the voting on March 3. Results include election of officials, a school bond measure and a measure to expand oversight of the L. A. County Sheriff’s Department.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
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
This month’s Picks from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel highlights NELA entities in the news from elsewhere. Check out the standouts here.Continue Reading
Owner says he is keeping his options open as to whether to build or sell Pillarhenge. Things like that can “make you go, hmmm.”Continue Reading
Eloquence and Patriotism combine in this moving piece by Stephen Vincent Benét.Continue Reading
Who Speaks for Highland Park? Here’s our update.Continue Reading
Incumbents Emphasize Experience, Challengers Say It’s Time for a ChangeContinue Reading
In response to the widening cheating scandal in Major League Baseball, Councilmember Gil Cedillo has introduced a resolution in the L.A. City Council to recall the World Series trophies won by the Houston Astros (2017) and the Boston Red Sox (2018) and award them to the Los Angeles Dodgers. More details on this here.Continue Reading
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Candidates Qualify for the Ballot
Children, Teens, Artists and Audiences to Benefit from grants by U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Read how here.Continue Reading
Deceased’s sister speaks out. Read story here.Continue Reading
Colorado Boulevard Is Focus of Metro Workshops – 134 Freeway Option is nowhere in sight. Read more here.Continue Reading
When you donate to local nonprofits, your contributions stay in the area. Great places to Give to! Check them out here.Continue Reading
“No fault” evictions are banned for the rest of 2019Continue Reading
Rock the Boulevard, a community driven project to upgrade Eagle Rock Boulevard, has been awarded $16 million from Metro.Continue Reading
Supervisor Solis Weighs In on
Project Faces One More Hurdle Before Breaking GroundContinue Reading
The Humanitarian Award of the 6th annual Highland Park Independent Film Festival goes to Danny Trejo for his strong faith, his art of reinvention and his ability and willingness to use film and fame as tools to help others.Continue Reading
With 50 films over three days, this year’s Highland Park Independent Film Festival is the largest and most ambitious in the festival’s six-year history. The screenings, at the Highland Theater (5604 N. Figueroa St.) include six world premieres, four Los Angeles premieres and an Academy Award-nominated short. There are films in virtually every genre: animation, documentary, sci-fi, action/adventure, noir and foreign. Here’s a moviegoer’s guide to festival:Continue Reading
State bills take aim at Longstanding Problems in NELA easing controls over using City property for homesless housing and extending rent control to thousands of apartments. Read the details here.Continue Reading
Not many enterprises last for a century. Here’s the story about how Eagle Rock Lumber kept going for more than a century.Continue Reading
As County Supervisor and Metro Director Hilda Solis and Metro leaders and staff come to Eagle Rock to hear what the community has to say about Metro’s proposed BRT route on Colorado Boulevard, political decisions on Metro’s plan take center stage.Continue Reading
Brush fires happen here. Read about this one in Eagle Rock, Better yet, get yourself and your family ready for the next one. A recap and preparedness pointers here.Continue Reading
Dozens of volunteers, including many veterans, gathered on Saturday, August 24, to put finishing touches on the plaza and landscaping of the newly refurbished Veterans Memorial at the intersection of York Boulevard and Figueroa Street in Highland Park. The centerpiece of the Memorial is the fountain. There’s more to be done.Continue Reading
FIRE: 4:40 p.m.
A brush fire near the border of Eagle Rock and Glendale, reported shortly after 4 p.m. today, continues to burn. LAFD making progress containing the fire. No injuries reported.Continue Reading
Tuition and fees will be waived in the first two years of community college for first-time, full-time students, thanks to provisions in California’s new state budget. Want more? How’s this: Nearly half of students earning a bachelor’s degree from a UC in science, technology, engineering and mathematics transferred from a California community college. And, there’s more in this report by Matthew Reagan for the Boulevard Sentinel.Continue Reading
Homelessness in NELA may be intractable but efforts are underway to make it less so. We update you on a few initiatives underway to address this catastrophic problem.Continue Reading
From the College of Art and Design to the LA County Museum, Ana Serrano evokes the look and feel of front-yard, window-ledge spaces in Latino neighborhoods. Read on for a view of the creative expression of what we pass by every day in NELA.Continue Reading
Proposed route has roiled the town. Constituents to have a special opportunity to speak directly with Hilda Solis, Metro Director and L. A. County Supervisor. Read on for details about next meeting and recap of situation to date.Continue Reading
Shooting on Colorado Blvd. For details read on.Continue Reading
About 350 Eagle Rockers showed up at the Eagle Rock Plaza today to hear what Metro and their fellow residents had to say about Metro’s plan for Bus Rapid Transit on Colorado Boulevard. About 70 people spoke up. Here’s how things came out.Continue Reading
Attention Eagle Rockers: Bring your comments and questions on Saturday, July 13, to a meeting with Metro about its Bus Rapid Transit plan for Eagle Rock. Here are four questions the Boulevard Sentinel is submitting for the record. The meeting will be at the Eagle Rock Plaza from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Continue Reading
Protests in Glendale Over the Grayson Power Plant Hold Lessons for NELA on Scholl. Read here about the power of resident advocacy.Continue Reading
The Battle Over Buses on Colorado Boulevard has heated up. Meeting to gather community input planned. Read this report for more.Continue Reading
Encampments Expose Harsh Realities for People on the Street and Those Trying to Help. Read about it in this report by Joel Sappell for the Boulevard Sentinel.Continue Reading
The Battle Over Buses on Colorado Boulevard has heated up. Read about the latest developments here.Continue Reading
A settlement has been reached in a long running case that set Forever 21 and Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation against the Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce (COC).
The case involved donations made in 2011-2013 by Forever 21 and the Arroyo Vista foundation to a scholarship fund established by the Lincoln Heights COC. The money raised, about $30,000 in all, was supposed to go to college-bound students from Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, but as far as everyone could tell, no scholarships were ever awarded.Continue Reading
Applause and tears of joy erupted at a School Board meeting on May 21, when Austin Beutner, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), announced that the district’s elementary school libraries would be fully funded for the 2019-2020 school year. The announcement reversed an earlier decision by LAUSD that would have cut library funding.Continue Reading
Ramona Sierra, 90, and Suzanna Bermudez, 65, are bracing for eviction from their rent-controlled bungalows at 4542-4544 Eagle Rock Boulevard in Eagle Rock. Sierra has lived in her bungalow for 40 years. Bermudez and her husband, who are both disabled, have lived in the bungalow three doors down from Sierra for seven years.
This particular eviction story starts in 2017 when . . . . . . . . .
The Metro Board of Directors recently advanced a plan that would put bus rapid transit (BRT) lanes on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock.
Under the plan, the Colorado Boulevard corridor would be one segment of an 18-mile BRT line connecting North Hollywood and Pasadena (NoHo-Pasadena). Various routes were considered for the line, including one that would use the 134 Freeway to traverse Eagle Rock, thus bypassing Colorado Boulevard. But Metro staff determined that a route along surface streets would attract more riders and provide better connections than a freeway-based route. The Metro Board accepted the staff’s finding and on May 23, voted to begin a draft environmental reviewContinue Reading
The high school graduates of 2019 in Northeast Los Angeles have earned the pomp and circumstance that surrounds Graduation Day.
The highlights are in our story . . . . . . .
Ramona Sierra, 90, and Suzanna Bermudez, 65 and disabled, are on the verge of being evicted from their rent-controlled bungalow homes at 4524 Eagle Rock Boulevard in Eagle Rock. Ramona has lived in her bungalow for 40 years; Suzanna for seven. Neither wants to move, much less out of Eagle Rock. But the owner, Randy Stevenson of Allegro Capital Partners, LLC, plans to renovate and sell their homes and the other three bungalows on the property.Continue Reading
The Eagle Rock dog park is the result of special efforts and it shows it. It was an honor for me to be invited to a sneak preview of the park on Wednesday and I’m happy to share some thoughts and images of what I got to learn and see.Continue Reading
There are no completion dates in sight for some of the area’s most prominent developments, both private and public.Continue Reading
By T. A. HendricksonAt a recent rally downtown in Los Angeles to urge everyone to be counted in the 2020 census, city and county officials did not mince words: The obstacles to participation in the census are high, they said. But failure to get a full and accurate count would be devastating, financially and politically.Continue Reading
Ten-year old violinist, Cordelia Rachbach, of Glassell Park, is on her way to Walt Disney Concert Hall, where she will perform on June 19 in the intermediate ensemble of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO).Continue Reading
The Coalition for Scholl Landfill Alternatives (CSLA), a local group of environmental activists, has issued a press release saying it “strongly suspects” Glendale Water and Power of trying to manipulate an upcoming environmental review at the Scholl Canyon landfill . . . . . .Continue Reading
The runoff election for School Board District 5, which includes Northeast Los Angeles, is underway between Jackie Goldberg and Heather Repenning.Continue Reading
The push is on to build two new athletic fields in Rio de Los Angeles State Park in Cypress Park and to upgrade the park’s existing soccer fields. The price tag: An estimated $6 million . . . .Continue Reading
Eagle Rock Elementary School (ERES) is facing a budget cut of $125,000 in the coming school year and possibly much more in subsequent years. The looming cutback, disclosed at a parent meeting in March, has the school community “highly alarmed,” said ERES Principal Stephanie Leach, adding, “I share their concerns.”Continue Reading
José Huizar has become the invisible man.
Before FBI agents served search warrants at his Boyle Heights home and city offices in November as part of an apparent “pay-to-play” corruption probe, the councilman was an impressive practitioner of retail politics and photo ops.Continue Reading
By T. A. Hendrickson
When Frank Romero painted the mural “Going to the Olympics” for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, he was already famous as a founding member of Los Four, the artist collective that put Chicano art on the art-world map.Continue Reading
This story was updated on March 8, to include reactions by the Glassell Park Seniors to the overnight parking plan. The story was updated on March 9, to include follow-up to address the seniors’ concerns planned by CD-1 following their receipt of a petition from the Senior Group.
Safe Parking is coming to Glassell Park. A part of the city’s Homeless Strategy, Safe Parking uses parking lots that are secure, well-lit and available at night to provide overnight parking for people who live in their vehicles.Continue Reading
By Mary Lynch
A team from Franklin High School in Highland Park is on its way to Sacramento this month to compete in the California state finals of the Academic Decathlon, a prestigious educational competition for high schools.Continue Reading
By Dave Abbott One of NELA’s top athletes will continue her education and playing career in the Philippines, while a number of NELA basketball stars have been named All-City athletes. Here’s a rundown: College Bound Athlete Jade Fuentes, a member of the 2019 Eagle Rock Girls Volleyball Championship Team and the CIF L.A. City Section […]Continue Reading