Letter from the Publisher

2018 Editions July 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 this month, “Made in NELA” by T.A. Hendrickson, is also about community, because with so many artists in our area being exhibited at the big Made in L.A. exhibit in Westwood, we all have something to be proud of. FYI: The artists in the exhibition are all in the running for a $25,000 Public Recognition Award to be determined through a public vote. Go to the exhibition, and vote for your favorite NELA artist.

There’s good news on murals, or at least, on one long lost mural that will soon be restored. (See page 4.) And there’s more good news on the number of seniors in the Class of 2018 who are college bound (also on page 4). While we are on the topic of education, Ben Feinberg, a math teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park is a 2018 Teacher of the Year in the LAUSD. Read all about it on page 13.

Our Picks column this month (page 12) is all about ways to get in your workout in NELA before 7 a.m. Yes, 7 a.m. If you’re like me, you will find it hard to believe that people really do get up early to work out. But they do, and it is, in fact, a good habit – if you’re getting enough sleep. So, in addition to several ways to get more exercise, we also have a tip from a sleep specialist on how to get up early and still get enough sleep.

My thanks to the Boulevard Sentinel team. This is a great issue. Take a day off – with pay! And thanks also to the Boulevard Sentinel advertisers. Without you, there’s no paper. With you, there’s the great local journalism you are holding in your hand right now.

Artist credits for front page “Made in NELA” Clockwise from upper left:

Christina Quarles

I Wake With Yew in Mourning, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 52 in. (127 x 132.1 cm)

Rubell Family Collection, Miami Courtesy David Castillo Gallery, Miami

John Houck

The Creation Of, 2016

Archival pigment print

34 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (87.63 x 67.31 cm)

Courtesy the artist

Carmen Argote

Platform with Mobile Unit, 2017

Platform, coffee makers

144 x 144 x 54 in. (365.8 x 365.8  x 137.2 cm)

Courtesy the artist and Panel LA