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  • New life for an old gem in Boyle Heights

    New life for an old gem in Boyle Heights
    On Cinco de Mayo in 1945, thousands of people gathered to dedicate the Casa del Mexicano, a community center that served as a sentinel of Mexican culture in Los Angeles. In the 1950s, after the center moved west to Boyle Heights, stars from as far away...
  • 700 streetlights in L.A. out due to copper thefts

    700 streetlights in L.A. out due to copper thefts
    Thieves have disabled about 700 streetlights in Los Angeles, making off with 370,000 feet of valuable copper wiring over the last four months. L.A. officials said it is a twist on copper thefts that have plagued new home sites and even some office...
  • Zookeepers attempt tough balancing act

    Zookeepers attempt tough balancing act
    It was any zoo's worst nightmare. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, San Francisco Zoo Director Manuel Mollinedo received a call at home: Tigers are on the loose and somebody may have been hurt. "At first I thought it was a practical or sick joke,"...
  • A stop on the road to romance

    Senovia Amigon arrived at the Boyle Heights street corner at 3 a.m. Valentine's Day to stake out her turf. After eight years peddling romantic trinkets near the auto body shops and menudo stands at 4th and Soto streets, Amigon wasn't about to let...
  • At 84, Art Laboe's an oldie but still a goodie

    At 84, Art Laboe's an oldie but still a goodie
    The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice. "Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your booty- licious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go....
  • Recalling the Yellow Cars while riding the Gold Line extension

    Recalling the Yellow Cars while riding the Gold Line extension
    When Armando Ybarra was a teenager in the early 1950s, he used to take an old hulking streetcar to school and work on the Eastside. The fare was about 10 cents, and when the trolleys were too crowded, he would simply grab ahold of something and ride on...
  • One of a kind in Boyle Heights

    One of a kind in Boyle Heights
    The old man with the Santa Claus beard pulled a black yarmulke from the trunk of his Cadillac and limped across the street. Hundreds of people had gathered outside an old synagogue in Boyle Heights for a program that looked back at the days when the...
  • Cops: Deputy Shoots Suspect After Being "Jumped"

    Cops: Deputy Shoots Suspect After Being "Jumped"
    LOS ANGELES -- An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot someone in the chest in Boyle Heights early Saturday after being "jumped by multiple suspects," according to police. The shooting happened outside Mariscos Puerto Escondido restaurant,...
  • Towering ambitions for Boyle Heights

    Towering ambitions for Boyle Heights
    In the Depression-era Wyvernwood Garden Apartments in the heart of East Los Angeles, the electricity often goes off if you try to run a toaster and a coffeepot at the same time. No cable TV, no high-speed Internet, no air conditioning. The orange...
  • Candidates already raising money to take on L.A. City Council incumbent in March

     
    It might be hard to think past the knock-down, drag-out contest in November between gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman and Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. But in Los Angeles, candidates are starting to stake their claim to the March municipal election. City......
  • Mayor's Summer Night Lights program expands to 8 more L.A. parks

     
    Late-night recreation programs will be added to eight more parks in Los Angeles next week as part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Summer Night Lights program, city officials said Monday. Appearing in Highland Park, Villaraigosa said he had secured...