Protesters raise their arms while chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on May 31.(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Letter from the Editor: Pandemic. Unrest. Community.

By T.A. Hendrickson In the 10th week of the coronavirus shutdown in Los Angeles, as this June issue of the Boulevard Sentinel was being finalized, the city, still struggling to escape the grip of the pandemic, was seized again – by peaceful protest turned violent in the wake of the shocking killing in Minneapolis of […]

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Letter from the Publisher

The Boulevard Sentinel team has put out another great paper this month. For starters, it’s safe to say you will not find a better piece of local journalism anywhere than our cover story this month on the homeless encampments in Eagle Rock. Our contributor, Joel Sappell, spent a month working on the story, visiting the […]

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Letter from the Publisher

I’m ready for summer to get here, but sometimes I’m not sure there’s much of a break in store. One of our front page stories this month, on local preparations for the 2020 census, shows how big national events impact us in our own neighborhoods. Filling out the census form once every 10 years should […]

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Letter from the Publisher

This was a news-heavy month, especially regarding the schools in our area. Fingers crossed for Eagle Rock Elementary as it navigates a big and sudden budget cut, covered by Laura Brady-Allen on our front page. And kudos to the two runoff candidates for School Board. They’ve done their part to get this far. Now it’s […]

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Letter from the Publisher

I have to start this letter with a few shout outs. First, to Tina Wu, a senior at Franklin High in Highland Park, and the rest of the Franklin Academic Decathlon team. (Read all about them starting on the front page). What an accomplishment. All of us at the Boulevard Sentinel are rooting for you […]

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Letter from the Publisher

Where do I start? Last month, I ended my Publisher’s Letter by reminding people to register to vote if they weren’t already registered. Now, the midterm election is here, so, please, vote. It’s important. And if you don’t believe me, check out the Lani Says column on page 10. She’s not old enough to vote […]

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Letter from the Publisher

Is NELA getting more interesting? Or is the Boulevard Sentinel getting more interesting? Or both? I love this issue and I hope you will, too. Real journalism and great follow up on issues, like the parking-lots-to-housing plan in Lincoln Heights that Bill Hendrickson writes about on the front page. It so common that an issue […]

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Letter from the Publisher

People in NELA are changing the world. That is the thought I had looking at this issue of the Boulevard Sentinel. Miry Whitehill, whose Miry’s List organization to help refugees has been awarded a $200,000 grant (front page), launched the effort while serving on the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council (ERNC). She credits another ERNC member, […]

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Letter from the Publisher

There’s more change coming to Highland Park, and more questions about what it all will mean. (“Figueroa St. Gets a New Landlord,” front page). I want to commend Bill Hendrickson for the careful eye he brings to the real estate transactions that are reshaping our communities before our very eyes. Our other front page story […]

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April 2018

It was a news heavy month. As we prepared to go to print for the April edition, the police identified two suspects in the murder in January of Daniel Duarte, a homeless man, in Montecito Heights. In a debut article for the Boulevard Sentinel, veteran journalist Diana Martinez Chavez covered the LAPD press conference for […]

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February 2018

NELA seems to be looking to the future these days, with the launch of plans to revitalize the Los Angeles River and to refurbish Eagle Rock Blvd. rising to the top of our news coverage this month. In an era when public improvements, large and small, seem impossible to get off the ground, it is […]

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