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by LA1 News Desk    A hearing was held downtown today at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Courts Building for the murder case against David Jonathan Brown. He is charged with stabbing USC professor Bosco Tjan to death at a campus neuroscience laborotory on December 6, 2016. The hearing was brief, and ended with a... + continue reading
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Boyle Heights Gentrification Takes Toll on Eastside Artists

by David R. Bloom

   Property owner Douglas Erenberg has retained Dennis P. Block, LA’s most notorious eviction lawyer and an unapologetic opponent of rent control, in his effort to evict a well-known group of community artists from their live-work spaces at 2623 Medford St., according to documents received by LA1 News.

   The tenants, who established the Medford Street Studios as a loose-knit collective of fine artists, street artists and curators in a Boyle Heights industrial warehouse complex, say Erenberg is suing them each individually to skirt a Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department determination that the property—and the landlord-tenant relationship—falls under the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance protocols.

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Pro-Vegan Idiot Guerilla Paints Meat is Murder Piece at Veterans Memorial

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   Highland Park keeps changing every day, not nearly always for the better. An electrical box near the Veterans Memorial Square in Highland Park was recently replaced, and last night, sometime after 10 p.m., it was covered in spray-painted political graffiti. While the Square's memorial has been defaced in the past, it was always the obvious work of a wayward youth. Most times, local veterans are there the next day to remove the mess. This time, the offender was clearly an adult, although not a very educated one.

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Free Food Distributed to Needy Families in Highland Park

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   The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and as the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP), gave away free food packages to qualified applicants in Highland Park this morning. Trucks filled with boxes from the L.A. Regional Food Bank pulled in early to the parking lot of the Highland Park Senior Citizen Center at 6162 N. Figueroa Street. By 9:30 a.m., the line of people was out nearly to the Veterans Memorial Square. Representatives said the giveaway will end at 11 a.m.


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