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  • Boyle Heights goes upscale

    Boyle Heights goes upscale
    On the surface, almost everything appears as it has for decades on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights, the neighborhood east of downtown known as a haven for immigrants and blue-collar families. It's mid-afternoon and a couple of tipsy men spill out of...
  • 'L.A. Noir' by John Buntin

    'L.A. Noir' by John Buntin
    More than any other modern American city, Los Angeles' history is inextricably intertwined with that of its police force. John Buntin's "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City" makes an important and wonderfully enjoyable...
  • L.A. officer injured during drug probe

    An undercover Los Angeles police narcotics officer was seriously injured early Tuesday when he was run over by a suspected drug dealer who the officer was attempting to arrest, authorities said. Officer Tony Salazar, 37, suffered two broken legs,...
  • Bridge design sparks clash in Los Angeles

    Bridge design sparks clash in Los Angeles
    The bridges that span the Los Angeles River offer a history lesson of how Los Angeles became a modern city. There's the Cesar Chavez Bridge, with its colossal porticoes, embellished with spiral columns and a replica of the city seal. The bridge,...
  • Villaraigosa kicks off reelection campaign, shuns debate

    Villaraigosa kicks off reelection campaign, shuns debate
    An Eastside street corner was alive with mariachis, folklórico dancers and a pumped-up Antonio Villaraigosa on Saturday afternoon as the Los Angeles mayor kicked off his reelection campaign -- and skipped an invitation to face off with a group of his...
  • LAPD finds weapons, drugs stockpiled at day-care center

    LAPD finds weapons, drugs stockpiled at day-care center
    A Boyle Heights day-care facility also housed a large cache of drugs, weapons and money, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said officers raided the duplex in the 800 block of Esperanza Street about 11 p.m. Tuesday and found 14 kilos...
  • Old-school bluesman Bernie Pearl honors the masters

    I be's troubled I be all worried mind I can't feel satisfied And I just can't keep from cryin' Bernie Pearl bent over his vintage Martin guitar at a Westside recording studio, listening to the playback of his interpretation of the Muddy Waters classic...
  • 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....