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HEALTH

‘Noche de las Memorias,’ an evening of prayer, song and testimony

Hundreds of candles shimmered throughout the night on Thursday as The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM) held its annual “Noche de las Memorias” vigil at Lincoln Park. The event, now in its 29th year, is one of the city’s longest-running commemorations of World AIDS Day. The internationally recognized day of mourning is dedicated to raising awareness…

Noche de las Memorias commemorates World AIDS Day

One of Los Angeles’ longest-running, continuous commemorations of World Aids Day will again take place Thursday at The Wall/Las Memorias’ Aids Monument in Lincoln Heights. The 29th annual Noche de las Memorias –   Time for Healing, Remembrance and for Action will take place, rain or shine, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the monument at…


arts & culture

At Boyle Heights shop, the taste of Guerrero is baked into every ‘Rosca’

For many Mexican households, el Día de los Reyes Magos is an annual tradition often celebrated while enjoying a colorful and sweet rosca alongside some cafecito or champurrado. The Jan. 6 holiday, also known as the Epiphany, commemorates the day three wise men, guided by a star to Bethlehem, first saw baby Jesus. Long lines…


Safety

Late night shooting on Rio Vista Ave. leaves one man dead

Authorities say a man in his 30s was fatally shot Sunday in an industrial sector of Boyle Heights, between the Old Sears building and the LA River. Hollenbeck Division officers responded to a report of assault with a deadly weapon on the 1500 Block of Rio Vista Ave. at around 11:40 pm, according to an…

Pedestrian killed after possible vehicle collision near 4th and Gless

A pedestrian was fatally injured Monday in what is being investigated as a possible vehicle collision in Boyle Heights. Firefighters responded to a 4:40 am report of the incident on the 400 block of S. Gless Street, according to an LAPD spokesperson. According to the report, the body of the pedestrian was found in critical…

Stray bullet strikes woman walking near Wabash and Evergreen

 A 34-year-old woman walking with her family near Wabash and Evergreen Sunday evening was wounded by what police said was a stray bullet, City News Service reported. The shooting occurred at 8:24 pm at Wabash and Sentinel avenues, a police dispatcher told the news outlet. The dispatcher said the woman heard gunshots, then she realized…

Business & Development

HEALTH


COUNCIL DISTRICT 14

At Boyle Heights vigil, activists again demand Kevin de León resignation

A group of activists held a protest and candlelight vigil Wednesday night in front of Kevin de León’s Boyle Heights office, demanding that the embattled councilmember resign over his involvement in a racist recording and calling attention to the city’s homelessness crisis. The protest was reported by CBS Los Angeles. A video posted on the…

Kevin de León fights with an activist at Lincoln Park tree lighting

Kevin de León was involved in a fight with an activist at a toy giveaway and tree-lighting ceremony in Lincoln Heights Friday night that was partially caught on video.  The embattled council member said in a statement that he was assaulted. Activists told the Los Angeles Times that de León started the fight. The fight…

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