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Highland Park is about to get a new, serious cocktail bar, called ETA

ETA, a new cocktail bar on Figueroa Street in Highland Park, is scheduled to open Friday. And its owners, James Bygrave (formerly of Father's Office and Lukshon), Ryan Julio and Matt Glassman, are billing their new project as the "first legitimate cocktail bar" in the area. "We think there are...

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  • How Good Girl Dinette's Diep Tran finally made peace with pie

    How Good Girl Dinette's Diep Tran finally made peace with pie

    Diep Tran makes many glorious things at Good Girl Dinette, the Highland Park diner she's run since 2009. There's the pho, of course, and the Red Boat bacon and eggs, and the blistered corn, but one of the best things that comes out of Tran's kitchen is her pie, particularly her hand pies. Tran,...

  • Civil Coffee finds a home in Highland Park

    Civil Coffee finds a home in Highland Park

    Brothers Alex and Alan Morales, both of whom worked at Handsome Coffee Roasters when it started, are set to open Civil Coffee this summer in what is getting to be a highly caffeinated neighborhood of Highland Park. The shop is on Figueroa Street near Avenue 56, close to where Verve Coffee Roasters...

  • More specialty coffee for you: Tierra Mia and Found Coffee open today

    More specialty coffee for you: Tierra Mia and Found Coffee open today

    Happy Monday, especially if you live or work in Northeast Los Angeles and love coffee. Today, two specialty coffee shops — Tierra Mia in Highland Park and Found Coffee in Eagle Rock — are now open and brewing terrific cups of joe. The latest places to get caffeinated: Tierra Mia Tierra Mia has...

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  • Man arrested in connection with deadly Metro bus stabbing in Highland Park

    Man arrested in connection with deadly Metro bus stabbing in Highland Park

    One of three men sought in connection with the stabbing death of a Metro bus passenger has been arrested near the site of the attack, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies had been working on tracking the men’s whereabouts and found Allen Jay Milton, 43, near Avenue 57 and Figueroa Street on Tuesday,...

  • Bus passenger stabbed to death in Highland Park

    Bus passenger stabbed to death in Highland Park

    Authorities are looking for three men who stabbed another man to death  on a bus in Highland Park on Monday night. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators said the three men boarded bus line 81 at Avenue 57 and Figueroa Street at about 10:40 p.m. The men then walked to the...

  • Craftsman homes around Los Angeles for less than $750,000

    Craftsman homes around Los Angeles for less than $750,000

    The Craftsman bungalow, popularized during the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is a prominent fixture in the Southland, with variations found throughout Southern California. In anticipation of the nonprofit preservation group Pasadena Heritage’s upcoming 24th...

  • Civil Coffee is coming to Highland Park, with free coffee on opening day

    Civil Coffee is coming to Highland Park, with free coffee on opening day

    Highland Park very soon will have a new coffee shop: Civil Coffee is set to open on Figueroa Street on Nov. 14. If you swing by on opening day, you can get a free cup of brewed coffee with any beverage order, or earn a free cup of joe for yourself by tagging the coffeehouse on Instagram. Civil...

  • L.A.'s Highland Park a hub of young artists, labels and vinyl stores

    L.A.'s Highland Park a hub of young artists, labels and vinyl stores

    When Alexis Rivera, a music manager who lives and works in the northeast Los Angeles enclave of Highland Park, exits his little storefront office, he has on occasion witnessed a culture collision between a famous comedian and a reclusive hip-hop producer that to him typifies the thriving state...

  • Home of the Day: 1908 Craftsman compound in Highland Park gets a new look

    Home of the Day: 1908 Craftsman compound in Highland Park gets a new look

    Dating to more than a century ago amid the Arts and Crafts movement, this two-house compound on a double lot in Highland Park harks back to an earlier era. On the main house, a side-gabled roofline, wood sash double-hung windows and a broad front porch set off by tapered columns are characteristic...

  • Home of the Day: 1908 Craftsman compound in Highland Park gets a new look
    Home of the Day: 1908 Craftsman compound in Highland Park gets a new look

    Built in 1908, this remagined Craftsman-style compound in Highland Park mixes original details with refreshed interiors.

  • Datebook: The art of a comics legend, avant-garde film and the future of L.A. architecture
    Datebook: The art of a comics legend, avant-garde film and the future of L.A. architecture

    The art of a comic book master. The future of housing in L.A. And films by a long-time avant-garde filmmaker. It may be the end of summer, but there are still artsy happenings going down in L.A. Here are three exhibitions not to miss:

    "Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby," at...

  • Many poorer areas of L.A. get less trash service, analysis shows
    Many poorer areas of L.A. get less trash service, analysis shows

    On an overcast May morning, city workers picked up abandoned tires, charred furniture and soiled clothes from an alley in South Los Angeles.

    Neighbors said it was the first time they had seen a city sanitation crew visit the alley off East 108th Street in more than a year. One resident said nails...

  • As L.A. moves toward more homeless sweeps, long-term solution elusive
    As L.A. moves toward more homeless sweeps, long-term solution elusive

    The tents and tarpaulins were visible for miles, dotting the scrubby embankments of the Arroyo Seco and prompting complaints to the city from worried neighbors.

    Many feared that the people living in the shaggy, freeway-adjacent tent cities were bringing drugs and petty crime into their northeast...

  • L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet
    L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

    Although multimillion-dollar mansions and homes built on speculation fuel fantasies and headlines, there are plenty of people in the market for something with a lesser footprint. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County built on a smaller scale and priced under $500,000. The two-bedroom...

  • L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet
    L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

    Although multimillion-dollar mansions and homes built on speculation fuel fantasies and headlines, there are plenty of people in the market for something with a lesser footprint. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County built on a smaller scale and priced under $500,000.

    MOUNT WASHINGTON:...

  • What can you buy in the low $600,000s in Southern California?
    What can you buy in the low $600,000s in Southern California?

    How does Los Angeles real estate stack up against the rest of the Southland? Here is a sampling of homes in the low $600,000s in L.A., Ventura, Riverside and San Diego counties.

    HIGHLAND PARK: This English Manor-inspired home on a corner lot has been remodeled with new floors, custom cabinetry...

  • Man arrested after bicyclist is killed in hit-and-run in Highland Park
    Man arrested after bicyclist is killed in hit-and-run in Highland Park

    Los Angeles police arrested the driver who allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist in Highland Park early Friday, authorities said.

    “A citizen came out and identified this individual,” said LAPD Officer Jack Richter.

    The collision occurred about 3 a.m. as the bicyclist crossed in a marked crosswalk...

  • #Obamajam is over as president heads to San Francisco
    #Obamajam is over as president heads to San Francisco

    L.A. drivers can breathe a sigh of relief because Obamajam is over.

    President Obama boarded Air Force One about 12:15 p.m. at Los Angeles International Airport, departing for San Francisco, where he is scheduled to attend fundraisers and speak at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

    Earlier, Obama went...

  • Mike Kelley Foundation debuts $250,000 grant program for L.A. arts organizations
    Mike Kelley Foundation debuts $250,000 grant program for L.A. arts organizations

    Over the course of his long career, Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley was a dedicated supporter of the city's small arts organizations — regularly making donations to groups such as Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Hollywood, the literary arts center Beyond Baroque in Venice, and the experimental...

  • The barre class at Pop Physique is a deceptive little workout
    The barre class at Pop Physique is a deceptive little workout

    If you take workout classes, you've surely heard about those using a ballet barre. Having never taken dance of any kind, I was uncertain; surely everyone else would have perfectly turned out, pointed feet and terrific balance? But barre is everywhere, and not everyone is ballet-ready. The class...

  • Two challengers, one incumbent, finish first in L.A. Board of Education races
    Two challengers, one incumbent, finish first in L.A. Board of Education races

    In final, unofficial election returns Tuesday night, two challengers defeated incumbents to win seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education

    In District 5, well-funded challenger Ref Rodriguez bested one-term incumbent Bennett Kayser, winning with nearly 54% of the vote. That area includes neighborhoods...

  • Metro to pay $4.25 million to man struck by Gold Line train
    Metro to pay $4.25 million to man struck by Gold Line train

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to pay more than $4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose foot was amputated after he was hit by a Gold Line train, officials said Monday. 

    Gilberto Rebollar was hit by a train in 2009 in a pedestrian crosswalk near the...

  • Amgen bike race will close streets Sunday in L.A., Pasadena
    Amgen bike race will close streets Sunday in L.A., Pasadena

    Several area streets will be temporarily closed early Sunday as the largest cycling race in America concludes its final leg, with the course extending from downtown Los Angeles through Highland Park and into Pasadena.

    The 724-mile Amgen Tour of California, which began in Sacramento on May 10, will...

  • Volunteer Highland Park football coach held on suspicion of sex assaults

    A volunteer football coach at Franklin High School in Highland Park was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting current and former students, police said. 

    Jaime Jimenez, 46, was arrested Thursday. Los Angeles police detectives said they believe some of his alleged victims might be adults and...

  • Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train; service disrupted
    Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train; service disrupted

    A pedestrian was killed Monday morning after being struck by a Metro train near Avenue 61 in Highland Park, officials said.

    It was unclear why the pedestrian was struck. But authorities said service on the Metro Gold Line was disrupted and would be delayed as investigators tried to determine what...

  • Opponents scuttle contested Highland Park carwash
    Opponents scuttle contested Highland Park carwash

    In Los Angeles, even small-scale real estate projects can be overwhelmed by the city's complex procedures and bruising politics.

    Benjamin Donel, who decided two years ago to expand his business in Highland Park by building a carwash, learned that lesson firsthand.

    Donel, the owner of a Shell gas...

  • Highland Park Brewery brews Yard Beer from backyard ingredients
    Highland Park Brewery brews Yard Beer from backyard ingredients

    Highland Park Brewery’s founder and brewer, Bob Kunz, has already had a busy morning by the time he opens the metal roll-up doors leading into what was once the VIP backroom of the Hermosillo bar on York Avenue. Now, the space holds the tanks and kettles where the young veteran of the Los Angeles...

  • Highland Park cabin is rebuilt better but not bigger
    Highland Park cabin is rebuilt better but not bigger

    Todd Segal's tiny 1919 Highland Park home — a 624-square-foot cabin that rests on a 7,500-square-foot hillside lot — was inhabited by squatters when he purchased it five years ago.

    Looking back, Segal likes to joke that removing the squatters was "relatively easy compared to the work that had to...

  • Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI in deadly Highland Park collision

    A suspected drunk driver was apparently speeding through a residential street in Highland Park when he veered into the opposing lane and collided with another vehicle, killing its driver, police said.  

    The 24-year-old driver of the Chevy Camaro was “found to be under the influence” and has been...

  • Franklin, Granada Hills tie for first in academic Super Quiz
    Franklin, Granada Hills tie for first in academic Super Quiz

    Granada Hills Charter High School and Franklin High tied for first place in the Super Quiz portion of the Los Angeles Unified School District's annual Academic Decathlon, officials said Sunday.

    The two teams each earned an unofficial score of 65 points in this year's "battle of the brains" contest...

  • More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.'s skid row
    More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.'s skid row

    Evicted four months ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his 18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed.

    Morales, 49, keeps a framed bible verse and a stuffed monkey in his tent. Water hauled by bike from a park heats...

  • Woman feared to have been kidnapped in Highland Park found safe
    Woman feared to have been kidnapped in Highland Park found safe

    Los Angeles police say they have located a woman who they had initially believed was kidnapped from a business in Highland Park.

    LL.A. Police Officer Jack Richter said the woman is in good condition.

    Officers said it now appears that what they thought was a kidnapping was most likely a domestic...

  • Organizers, workers urge El Super boycott; chain disputes health claims
    Organizers, workers urge El Super boycott; chain disputes health claims

    Community organizers and El Super workers -- already pushing for labor concessions from the Paramount-based grocery store chain -- are calling for a boycott of the company amid allegations of health code violations.

    Dozens of picketers outside the chain’s Highland Park location said El Super refuses...

  • Good Girl Dinette's Diep Tran brings us all some figgy pudding
    Good Girl Dinette's Diep Tran brings us all some figgy pudding

    It's the season for peppermint-, pumpkin- and gingerbread-centric sweets, but not for Good Girl Dinette's Diep Tran, who marches to the beat of a different drummer boy. At her Highland Park restaurant, it's all about figgy pudding, the oft-overlooked and under-appreciated Dickensian delight.

    "People...

  • Highland Park renters feel the squeeze of gentrification
    Highland Park renters feel the squeeze of gentrification

    Vanny Arias isn't sure how much longer she'll be able to stay in the neighborhood where she's lived all her life.

    The last few years, she's watched the changes sweep through Highland Park. "Newcomers" who spend $600,000 on a fully rehabbed Craftsman house. Trendy record stores and vintage boutiques...

  • Home of the Day: Reimagined Midcentury in Highland Park
    Home of the Day: Reimagined Midcentury in Highland Park

    This boxy Midcentury in Highland Park has come a long way since its days as a rundown duplex. Renovated by HabHouse, organic materials pair with high-end finishes for a clean, contemporary aesthetic. Among bright ideas is a modernized kitchen with zebrawood cabinetry and a breakfast bar. In the...

  • Home of the Day: Reimagined Midcentury in Highland Park
    Home of the Day: Reimagined Midcentury in Highland Park

    The updated Midcentury in Highland Park blends Scandinavian influences with organic materials and high-end finishes for a fresh design aesthetic.

  • Richard Duardo dies at 62; printmaker was key in Chicano art community
    Richard Duardo dies at 62; printmaker was key in Chicano art community

    Master art printer Richard Duardo, who was a pivotal figure in the Chicano art community in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at home in Los Angeles. He was 62.

    The cause of death has not been determined, said his sister, Lisa Duardo, but he had struggled for several years with diabetes.

    A gregarious,...

  • Five great brewed-in-L.A. IPAs to drink right now
    Five great brewed-in-L.A. IPAs to drink right now

    Love 'em or hate 'em, the popularity of India Pale Ales in Southern California cannot be denied, and there are more choices than ever for hop-forward IPAs from Los Angeles breweries. Forget the big names from San Diego, here are some new IPAs (and one classic) from local breweries that deserve...

  • 5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week
    5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond.

    After trying some new beers and checking out any of the dozens of L.A. Beer Week...

  • Six ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles
    Six ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles

    Dust off the lederhosen and dirndls, it’s time for pretzels, oompah tunes and plenty of delicious beer as Oktoberfest parties kick off across Los Angeles.

    Never mind the triple-digit temperatures; raising a stein of frosty German-style beers and shouting “Prost!” is like a rain-dance for autumn...

  • Good Girl celebrates the harvest with mooncakes, tea drinks and frozen treats
    Good Girl celebrates the harvest with mooncakes, tea drinks and frozen treats

    While planning for the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Diep Tran decorates her Highland Park café with a flock of paper robins strung across the ceiling. In the kitchen, she is busy preparing her versions of the traditional sweets associated with this harvest festival celebrated in China and Vietnam.

    ...

  • Alma patty melt pop-up, Good Girl Dinette pies, Belcampo dinner
    Alma patty melt pop-up, Good Girl Dinette pies, Belcampo dinner

    Belcampo Meat Co. at Grand Central Market features a weekly rotating dinner menu served on Thursday to Saturday evenings by head chef Robbie Arnold-Starr, highlighting organic Belcampo meat direct from the butcher shop’s farm near Mt. Shasta. Meat is served alongside farmers market produce, and...

  • Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies
    Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies

    The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond:

    “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen objects made from wood, gold, beads, stone and silver look at the topic...

  • Tension Releasing Exercises shake loose 'therapeutic tremors'
    Tension Releasing Exercises shake loose 'therapeutic tremors'

    I've been running for 30 years and lucky enough to avoid an iliotibial band injury until this year. But my luck ran out a few weeks back, and the physical therapist has banned many kinds of workouts for a while. That seemed the perfect time to try something called TRE, or Tension Releasing Exercises.

    ...

  • Man suffers leg injury in car-to-car shooting in Highland Park

    Los Angeles police were searching Friday evening for four men in connection with a car-to-car shooting in Highland Park.

    A man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg after shots were fired from a yellow SUV at Avenue 64 and Roble Avenue, said LAPD Officer Nuria Vanegas.

    Three others in his car sustained...

  • Ceviche in Los Angeles: 8 great spots for the cool fish dish
    Ceviche in Los Angeles: 8 great spots for the cool fish dish

    Summer may be almost over, but that stubborn Southern California sun isn't going anywhere. For better or worse, Los Angeles is stuck with stunningly perfect weather, a perfect excuse to eat ceviche every day.

    Ceviches are in the same category as tacos and sushi: foods that our city absolutely excels...

  • Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth
    Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth

    A spirit of experimentation, one foot in the past and one in the future, has set Christy Matson apart as a weaver.

    "It's unusual these days not to be working on a commission," Matson says, standing next to a counter brimming with colorful balls of yarn, her white and aqua blue Jacquard loom gleaming...

  • David Weidman dies at 93; artist associated with Midcentury Modernism
    David Weidman dies at 93; artist associated with Midcentury Modernism

    Artist David Weidman worked on "Mr. Magoo," "Gerald McBoing-Boing" and other animated cartoons in the 1950s and 1960s, but he was mostly a flop as a commercial artist. The thousands of silk-screen prints he made, by hand, hardly sold, even though some were priced at $10 and lower.

    But then when...

  • Datebook: Artist comedy, a Chinatown bar rebuilt and everything Nagel
    Datebook: Artist comedy, a Chinatown bar rebuilt and everything Nagel

    The ladies of L.A.’s graffiti scene, a 1980s graphic icon, a defunct artist bar that gets new life, and two artists who examine the abandoned worker city tied to Chernobyl. There’s plenty to do while we pray to the heavens for rain. Here’s what’s going down in El Lay:

    Las Amazonas: L.A. Graffiti...

  • Akon produces a dazzling flip in Woodland Hills
    Akon produces a dazzling flip in Woodland Hills

    Akon, the R&B and hip-hop singer and producer, has put his ultra-modern home in Woodland Hills up for sale at $3.5 million.

    With the services of designer Miguel Rueda, Akon renovated the house for indoor-outdoor living, creating a focal point swimming pool and spa surrounded by three fire pits...

  • Moment of Friday: An Angolan dance jam from artist Okwui Okpokwasili
    Moment of Friday: An Angolan dance jam from artist Okwui Okpokwasili

    A young girl stands in a corner, half dancing, half wriggling. The movements are adult as much as they are childlike. She shakes her hips with a budding sense of sensuality, then flails her arms as if she were having a temper tantrum.

    This sequence is the opening scene from New York artist Okwui...

  • Woman expected to get prison in crash that killed two of her friends
    Woman expected to get prison in crash that killed two of her friends

    A 23-year-old woman pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter in the deaths of two friends who were passengers in her car when she crashed on the 110 Freeway after a birthday bash at a downtown L.A. night club.

    Jeanette Romero is expected to be sentenced to two years and eight months in state...

  • 26 businesses in Highland Park without water service after main break
    26 businesses in Highland Park without water service after main break

    A water main break in Highland Park left more than two dozen businesses without service Thursday morning, officials said. 

    The 6-inch main broke shortly before 2 a.m. in the 5300 block of York Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. 

    The break shut off service to...

  • Datebook: Canvases attacked, drums pounded and colors bleeding
    Datebook: Canvases attacked, drums pounded and colors bleeding

    A dance-performance about adolescence in the Bronx, an eight-hour movie about people at work, an installation that is all color, and talking-breathing-eating Instagram. It's all happening in our smoggy, drought-y neck of the woods:

    Okwui Okpokwasili, “Bronx Gothic,” at Show Box L.A. In a work that...

  • An uncertain future for a grace note in the urban streetscape
    An uncertain future for a grace note in the urban streetscape

    I asked the gangbangers of Highland Park to stay away from the Jesus wall. That was 15 years ago. I never had to ask again.

    Anyone who commutes on the Arroyo Seco Parkway knows the wall I'm talking about — the long stucco shed on the west side of the freeway, across the Arroyo from Heritage Square.

    ...

  • Callifornia girl, 2, killed when bed collapses on top of her, police say
    Callifornia girl, 2, killed when bed collapses on top of her, police say

    A 2-year-old girl in California was killed Tuesday night when a trundle bed collapsed on top of her, Los Angeles police said.

    The girl was being baby-sat in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park when she disappeared at about 7 p.m. The baby-sitter and neighbors began frantically searching...

  • Girl, 2, killed when bed collapses on top of her, police say
    Girl, 2, killed when bed collapses on top of her, police say

    A 2-year-old girl in Highland Park was killed Tuesday night when a trundle bed collapsed on top of her, Los Angeles police said.

    The girl was being baby-sat in the 5200 block of Glen Ellen Place when she disappeared at about 7 p.m. The baby-sitter and neighbors began frantically searching for the...

  • Scouting Report: Mariscos El Faro for rare Sinaloan seafood, fried shrimp empanadas
    Scouting Report: Mariscos El Faro for rare Sinaloan seafood, fried shrimp empanadas

    Name of restaurant: Mariscos El Faro. Faro is the spanish word for lighthouse.

    Concept: An eight-month-old coastal regional Mexican seafood truck in Highland Park specializing in Sinaloa-style seafood that goes the extra mile to use beautiful wild fish in the ceviche preparations.

    Chef: Hector...

  • Toby Huss of 'Halt and Catch Fire' lists house in Highland Park
    Toby Huss of 'Halt and Catch Fire' lists house in Highland Park

    Toby Huss of the new AMC series “Halt and Catch Fire” has listed a historic home in Highland Park at $850,000.

    With its boxy design, center dormer window and wide front porch, the American Foursquare-style house, built in 1907, is typical of the style that took hold between the late 1890s and 1930s.

    ...

  • Events: Charm City cake class, Byzantine dining at the Getty, root beer taste-off
    Events: Charm City cake class, Byzantine dining at the Getty, root beer taste-off

    Duff Goldman’s west coast cake shop, Charm City Cakes West, is holding a series of cake decorating classes led by the bakery’s team of professional decorators. The first class is Saturday, July 12, at 11 am and will teach students ages 14 and up to make cakes with a quilted monogram design. Each...

  • Man held in Highland Park slaying had dispute with victim, police say
    Man held in Highland Park slaying had dispute with victim, police say

    A man arrested Wednesday morning after a lengthy search involving federal and local authorities has been identified as 47-year-old Scott Allen Lyles, police said.

    Witnesses have connected Lyles to the April shooting death of Ruben Castaneda in Highland Park, said Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez.

    ...

  • Homicide suspect captured in Highland Park
    Homicide suspect captured in Highland Park

  • Police chase through Highland Park ends in driver's arrest
    Police chase through Highland Park ends in driver's arrest

    A 30-minute police chase Wednesday through Highland Park, South Pasadena and surrounding areas ended when the driver of a car believed to be stolen was apprehended, police said.

    The chase by Los Angeles Police Department patrol cars began shortly after 10:30 a.m. and included the 5 Freeway and...

  • FBI, LAPD capture homicide suspect in Highland Park after search
    FBI, LAPD capture homicide suspect in Highland Park after search

    After an extensive search in Highland Park on Wednesday, Los Angeles police and FBI agents have detained a homicide suspect who was reportedly found hiding in a trash can.

    The man had been spotted about 7:30 a.m. riding a bicycle in the Arroyo Seco wash near the 110 Freeway and North Avenue 55,...

  • Sweet Rose Creamery's pop-up, a Good Girl Dinette bake shop, LA Creamery at Viceroy
    Sweet Rose Creamery's pop-up, a Good Girl Dinette bake shop, LA Creamery at Viceroy

    Sweet Rose Creamery, the small-batch ice cream shop with locations in Santa Monica, Brentwood and Mid-City, is heading downtown for the first time starting Saturday. Each Saturday and Sunday in July, Sweet Rose will pop up at Woo Souvenir Shop from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturdays the pop-up will...

  • Scouting Report: Town Pizza on ever-evolving York Boulevard in Highland Park
    Scouting Report: Town Pizza on ever-evolving York Boulevard in Highland Park

    Name of restaurant: Town Pizza

    Concept: A brand new sliced pizza establishment on the ever-evolving York Boulevard in Highland Park, complete with a healthy assortment of locally sourced toppings and intriguing styles (including plenty of gluten-free and vegan options). 

    What dish represents the...

  • Scouting Report: In Highland Park, vegetarian and gluten-free Kitchen Mouse
    Scouting Report: In Highland Park, vegetarian and gluten-free Kitchen Mouse

    Name of restaurant: Kitchen Mouse

    Concept: An unpretentious, newly-opened vegetarian gluten-free breakfast and lunch option in Highland Park’s historic Figueroa Street shopping strip, with good coffee.

    What dish represents the restaurant, and why? Moros cakes, a fun take on the Cuban staple food...

  • Not just another new brewery -- Highland Park is knocking it out
    Not just another new brewery -- Highland Park is knocking it out

    Another week, another new brewery opening in Los Angeles. It’s getting tough to keep up with all the new beer flowing around town, and it’s a great problem for L.A.’s craft beer fans to have. This week’s opening is the long anticipated Highland Park Brewery -- a small operation run out of the Hermosillo...

  • Room Forty pop-in dinner, truffles at Adoteca, Art Beyond the Glass fundraiser
    Room Forty pop-in dinner, truffles at Adoteca, Art Beyond the Glass fundraiser

    Room Forty Catering is opening its tasting room in Highland Park on Thursdays at 7 p.m. for what they're calling pop-in dinners. The five-course dinners will feature dishes from chef Libry Darusman, whose background includes Mark Gold's EVA, Sinatra at the Wynn and Patina. Tickets for the July...

  • Turnout remains low throughout the day in L.A. County election
    Turnout remains low throughout the day in L.A. County election

    Turnout remained low at Los Angeles County polls throughout the day Tuesday, as voters cast ballots for dozens of local, state and national candidates, including a new sheriff and two open seats on the powerful county Board of Supervisors.

    Primary election turnout is typically low. In the 2012...

  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti identifies city's 'Great Streets'
    L.A. Mayor Garcetti identifies city's 'Great Streets'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has identified the first 15 areas to be targeted in his initiative to revitalize dozens of neighborhood streets.

    The goal of his "Great Streets" program, the mayor has said, is to make streets  more pedestrian-friendly and attract businesses. The mayor's...

  • Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music
    Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music

    Attempts to turn an aging Highland Park church into a venue catering to independent and avant-garde music may now be hinging on a prayer.

    The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has declared that the Church on York has been conducting concerts illegally and has denied the venue's requests for...

  • Proposed rules on vaping spark debate
    Proposed rules on vaping spark debate

    An FDA plan to regulate e-cigarettes worries some makers and vendors, but the industry is growing fast.

  • Man shot dead near 110 Freeway in Highland Park; traffic snarled
    Man shot dead near 110 Freeway in Highland Park; traffic snarled

    A 52-year-old man was found dead from a single gunshot wound along the 110 Freeway in Highland Park, police said Tuesday night.

    The offramp near Avenue 60 was shut down while police investigators gathered evidence, the California Highway Patrol said. The ramp was expected to be closed until about...

  • A modern mobile cafe: Cognoscenti Coffee's cart rolls into Good Girl Dinette
    A modern mobile cafe: Cognoscenti Coffee's cart rolls into Good Girl Dinette

    Cognoscenti Coffee's customized coffee cart has parked at Good Girl Dinette, and is now operating not only on weekends but throughout the week. Jack Benchakul is manning the tricked-out mobile cafe, pulling espressos and preparing pour-overs with coffees from roasters Phil & Sebastian and Heart.

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  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best
    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia.

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  • Residents clash over proposed expansion of the Church on York
    Residents clash over proposed expansion of the Church on York

    The operator of the Church on York, a budding Highland Park music and entertainment venue, went before the Los Angeles Department of City Planning on Wednesday to argue that the space needs a liquor license and a full designation as a restaurant/bar to survive. Young publicist-turned-entrepreneur Graeme...

  • L.A. students learn to use their (future) iPads safely
    L.A. students learn to use their (future) iPads safely

    Erin Takeuchi’s first-grade classroom at San Pascual Avenue Elementary is well outfitted.

    Every student work station has a box with glue, pencils, crayons and safety scissors. The walls are a riot of student work, academic content and inspirational messages.

    But one item is curiously absent — the...

  • Drama teacher charged with 26 felony sex acts with two students
    Drama teacher charged with 26 felony sex acts with two students

    A Bell High school drama teacher was charged Tuesday with multiple felony sex crimes involving two students a decade or more ago at a Los Angeles high school, and police suspect there may be other possible victims.

    Peter Christoph Gomez, 48, of La Habra, was teaching at Benjamin Franklin High School...

  • Where to get the best pizza in the city
    Where to get the best pizza in the city

  • Grandmother dies after being struck by car outside elementary school
    Grandmother dies after being struck by car outside elementary school

    A 52-year-old woman who was one of five family members struck by a car outside an elementary school in Highland Park on Friday has died, officials said.

    The woman, Guadalupe Chavez, along with her daughter and three grandchildren, were struck when a car drove through the intersection of Avenue...

  • Jury clears LAPD officers in 'bath salts' beating case
    Jury clears LAPD officers in 'bath salts' beating case

    A federal jury on Friday found that two Los Angeles police officers did not use excessive force when they arrested a one-time bank and Hollywood executive they believed to be under the influence of the drug bath salts.

    Brian Mulligan, 54, sued the Los Angeles Police Department and two of its officers,...

  • Jurors in 'bath salts' beating case ask to inspect LAPD cop's baton
    Jurors in 'bath salts' beating case ask to inspect LAPD cop's baton

    Federal jurors deliberating an excessive-force and civil rights case of a former Hollywood executive against the LAPD on Friday asked to inspect the baton of an officer he says severely beat him.

    The request from the eight-person jury came before the lunch break on the first day of deliberations.

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  • Car hits Highland Park family outside school; 2 critically injured
    Car hits Highland Park family outside school; 2 critically injured

    A little girl and her grandmother were in critical condition Friday and three of their relatives suffered minor injuries after a car hit all five of them outside an elementary school in Highland Park, officials said.

    Preliminary reports indicate the victims are family members and the children were...

  • Beating case of ex-Hollywood exec who took bath salts to go to jury
    Beating case of ex-Hollywood exec who took bath salts to go to jury

    Was a Los Angeles police officer “a rogue cop” with a partner willing to cover up for him in the beating of an ex-Hollywood power broker?

    Or was the former executive and banker — who is suing the LAPD for excessive force by officers in 2012 — actually in a “drug induced psychosis” from consuming...

  • Former bank executive's trial against LAPD in beating case begins
    Former bank executive's trial against LAPD in beating case begins

    A judge will allow a recording of a former Hollywood and banking executive acknowledging he used bath salts to be used only for impeachment purposes in his civil rights trial against Los Angeles police for beating him during an arrest.

    U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner made the decision Tuesday...

  • Man charged with murder in death of 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park
    Man charged with murder in death of 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park

    Prosecutors have filed murder and other charges against a 19-year-old Compton man accused of killing a 7-Eleven convenience store clerk during a series of armed robberies while on probation for two prior convictions.

    Rasheen Childs has been charged with one count of special circumstance murder...

  • Bullet that hit man New Year's Day 'fell from the sky,' LAPD says

    A man in Highland Park was injured early New Year's Day when he was "skimmed" by what investigators believe was celebratory gunfire, Los Angeles police said.

    The man was standing in the 6800 block of North Figueroa about 12:18 a.m. Wednesday when he was hit in the face by something that "fell from...

  • Police release photos of suspects in 7-Eleven murder
    Police release photos of suspects in 7-Eleven murder

    Los Angeles police have released photographs of the two men they believe are responsible for gunning down a 7-Eleven store clerk in Highland Park over the weekend.

    Gonzalo Perez, 38, was shot and killed during a robbery attempt Sunday night at the shop in the 5100 block of North Figueroa Street,...

  • Police seek two in killing of Highland Park clerk in robbery attempt
    Police seek two in killing of Highland Park clerk in robbery attempt

    Los Angeles police were seeking the public's help Monday night in finding two men who killed a 7-Eleven store clerk in Highland Park.

    Gonzalo Perez, 38, was gunned down Sunday night at the store in the 5100 block of North Figueroa Street during a robbery attempt, the Los Angeles Police Department...

  • In Highland Park, a 'newspaper sidewalk' is machinist's legacy
    In Highland Park, a 'newspaper sidewalk' is machinist's legacy

    Leon Rudek has passed on, but the concrete facsimiles of L.A. Times front pages he made from printing plates have preserved an era.

  • 7-Eleven clerk killed in possible botched Highland Park robbery
    7-Eleven clerk killed in possible botched Highland Park robbery

    Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park that may have been the result of a botched robbery, according to police.

    LAPD Officer Bruce Borihahn said the fatal shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of Figueroa Street.

    He said...

  • Gift pick No. 42: Faceted wood candle holders from Few Bits
    Gift pick No. 42: Faceted wood candle holders from Few Bits

    You may recall these faceted wood candle holders from our preview of the first Downtown Flea. We noted them in our last scouting run through the Highland Park vintage emporium Shopclass and thought they might be just what some holiday shopping procrastinators needed for those under-$20 secret Santa...

  • Longtime Mexican bakery tries to fit in to a gentrifying Highland Park
    Longtime Mexican bakery tries to fit in to a gentrifying Highland Park

    Elsa's Bakery predates the hipster hangouts in the neighborhood. The new owner is trying to respect its past and appeal to the present.

  • Gift pick No. 26: Jay Dunton's loopy plant stand
    Gift pick No. 26: Jay Dunton's loopy plant stand

    We put out a call for L.A.-made holiday gifts, and Jay Dunton threw us a nice curve: minimalist metal plant stands he's producing in conjunction with Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake and Pasadena.

    Dunton takes a linear line of metal bar and loops it to great effect -- a design that's as pleasing...

  • Gift pick No. 17: Modern macrame pots at Matters of Space
    Gift pick No. 17: Modern macrame pots at Matters of Space

    When we first wrote about the transformation of York Boulevard in Highland Park almost two years ago, one of the finds was affordable pottery by L.A. artist Lily King sold by the interior design studio and shop Matters of Space. This holiday season, the ceramist and the store have collaborated...

  • LAPD fights zombies, car burglars in new video
    LAPD fights zombies, car burglars in new video

    Move over, "Walking Dead." In a quest to take a bite out of crime, the LAPD's Northeast Division has produced a new video, starring -- what else? -- zombies.

    Cue a seven-minute homemade mini-movie of zombies marauding down a northeast Los Angeles street. The moaning zombies steal iPads and other...

  • Two women killed in 110 Freeway crash were celebrating a birthday
    Two women killed in 110 Freeway crash were celebrating a birthday

    Five women involved in a single-car crash early Sunday that killed two of them were out celebrating the upcoming birthday of one of the passengers.

    The crash occurred around 1:35 a.m. Sunday when the 2011 Nissan Sentra, which was traveling north on the 110 Freeway, hit a tree and a chain-link fence...

  • Driver in crash that killed 2 is arrested on suspicion of DUI
    Driver in crash that killed 2 is arrested on suspicion of DUI

    The driver of a car that crashed on the 110 Freeway early Sunday, killing 2 passengers and injuring three others, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to reports.

    The crash occurred early Sunday when the 2011 Nissan Sentra the women were riding in on the 110 Freeway hit a tree and a chain-link...

  • 2 women killed, 3 seriously injured in one-car crash on 110 Freeway
    2 women killed, 3 seriously injured in one-car crash on 110 Freeway

    Two women were killed and three were seriously injured early Sunday when the car they were in on the 110 Freeway hit a tree and a chain-link fence, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

    The women, all 22 or 23 years old, were the only occupants of the car, which was traveling northbound on the...

  • Gift pick No. 1: Painted ceramics from Kat Hutter and Roger Lee
    Gift pick No. 1: Painted ceramics from Kat Hutter and Roger Lee

    We set out to find 53 unique holiday gift picks from indie artists, artisans and craftspeople -- one every day from now until Christmas Eve -- and thought it a fitting to start with Kat Hutter and Roger Lee, whose studio is one of several making Los Angeles such a good place to be for fans of modern...

  • Dia de los Muertos 2013: huitlacoche flan, blood orange margaritas, sugar skulls and more
    Dia de los Muertos 2013: huitlacoche flan, blood orange margaritas, sugar skulls and more

    This year, Dia de los Muertos, the "Day of the Dead" celebration that commemorates friends and family who have passed away, spills into the weekend, All Hallow's Eve on Thursday), All Saints Day on Friday and All Souls Day on Saturday. To plan accordingly, here are several Day of the Dead festivities...

  • Two men arrested after LAPD officers are fired on in Highland Park

    A suspected gang member accused of firing multiple times at Los Angeles Police Department officers in Highland Park and an alleged accomplice were arrested Friday after barricading themselves in an apartment building, authorities said.

    Sgt. Douglas Bowler said officers were on routine patrol in...

  • Halloween 2013: Candy and wine pairings, free pancakes, cocktail specials and more
    Halloween 2013: Candy and wine pairings, free pancakes, cocktail specials and more

    Halloween is the perfect excuse to down mounds of candy, sip down ghoul-inspired cocktails and eat your fill of pumpkins. Throw in your favorite costume and you're ready for a night of spooky indulgence. Here are some places around town offering freebies, specials, music and costume contests:

    Freebie...

  • Crepes, Sriracha aioli, boeuf bourguignon at Chez Antoine in Highland Park
    Crepes, Sriracha aioli, boeuf bourguignon at Chez Antoine in Highland Park

    New French cafe and creperie Chez Antoine is now open in Highland Park, sandwiched between a bike shop and a vacant storefront.

    Edith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose" can be heard above the chatter of Eastside hipsters sitting on the small outdoor patio.

    In the restaurant's open kitchen, chef Guillaume...

  • Bon Appetit Grub Crawl, Mast Brothers Chocolate book signing, 'Modern Filipino Dinner'
    Bon Appetit Grub Crawl, Mast Brothers Chocolate book signing, 'Modern Filipino Dinner'

    Bon Appétit will host a day and night Grub Crawl on Saturday in Venice Beach and downtown L.A. The on-the-move restaurant tours are meant to give participants a taste of each city. The daytime crawl will take place from noon to 5 p.m. along Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Participating restaurants include...

  • L.A. Police Museum named 'Awesome Museum' by children's group
    L.A. Police Museum named 'Awesome Museum' by children's group

    The Los Angeles Police Museum has been named one of the "Most Awesome Museums" by Red Tricycle, an organization that promotes child-friendly activities.

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck plans to highlight the award Thursday at the museum in the old Highland Park police station at 6045 York...

  • Football: Garfield has an entertaining running back
    Football: Garfield has an entertaining running back

     If Garfield ever needs entertainment, the Bulldogs count on senior running back Ty'jon Delancy to supply it.

    "He don't shut up," defensive coordinator James Wicks said. "If you don't want to sleep, give him a call."

    Added head coach Lorenzo Hernandez: "He's a human chatterbox."

    Garfield opens...

  • Review: Ben White's paintings embark on a wild ride through history
    Review: Ben White's paintings embark on a wild ride through history

    History, it’s often said, is written by the winners. If that task fell to the nut jobs, the world might be more interesting. High school textbooks would certainly be more entertaining.

    At Monte Vista, Ben White’s new paintings treat history as a swirling stew of possibility, a kind of primordial...

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