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‘I Wasn’t Prepared For This:’ Placita Olvera’s Iconic El Burro Is Given A 30-Day Eviction Notice Following A Unanimous Vote on Thursday

This Thursday, the Board of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority Commissioners voted to evict La Carreta despite attempts from the family, community, and even the city council to save it. 

July 13, 2024

Westlake’s 61-Year-Old Gay Bar Forced to Close, Set to Be Replaced With An Apartment Complex

The Silver Platter first opened in the early 60s and for decades has been known as a “safe haven” for the neighborhood's immigrant and queer communities. Six of the 55 units will be set aside for “extremely low-income” households, according to plans submitted to the city planning department.

July 10, 2024

Unsafe Bacteria Levels Cited at These 16 L.A. Beaches. Is It a Public Health Crisis Waiting To Happen?

As of July 5, 16 beach beaches have advisories with unsafe bacteria levels. However, beaches remain thronged with sunbathers, swimmers, and people enjoying recreational water activities.

July 9, 2024

A String of Fires Shuts Down Three Esteemed Eastside Mexican Restaurants

Mexes Cafe, Don Chamorrón, and Birria Los Socios have been forced to put their businesses on pause after all three were left without a space following fire damage.

July 8, 2024

Mutual Aid Groups Release Scathing Community Audit of L.A. Mayor’s “Inside Safe” Program

The city’s figures show that more than half of the people that the city counted as being housed were placed with the assistance of a short-term funding assistance program, known as “time-limited subsidies.”

July 5, 2024

Las Tarifas de Permisos Para Vendedores Ambulantes se Reducirán de $541 a $27 Tras La Aprobación Del Ayuntamiento de Los Ángeles

La nueva ley entrará en efecto el 28 de Julio de 2024 y se aplicará a los vendedores de comida igual que a los de mercancías. La tarifa reducida para los permisos anuales de venta permitirá que muchos más vendedores de Los Ángeles estén protegidos por la ley y tome en consideración el ingreso anual promedio de los vendedores ambulantes.

July 3, 2024

Street Vendor Permit Fees Will Drop From $541 to $27 In L.A. Following City Council Approval

The new law will go into effect on July 28th, 2024, and will apply to food as well as merchandise vendors. The reduced fee for annual vending permits will allow many more L.A. vendors to become protected by the law and takes into consideration the average annual income of street vendors.

July 2, 2024

It Starts With Smoothies: New Program Seeks To Help Low-Income Californians Cook For Better Health

Patients in Recipe4Health exercised more, ate more fresh vegetables, and lowered food insecurity. Doing so led to a lowering of cholesterol levels and more effectively managed blood sugar, research found. 

July 1, 2024

X’Tiosu Kitchen, Boyle Heights’ Beloved Lebanese-Oaxacan Restaurant, Is In Danger of Closing

X’Tiosu Kitchen has been fusing cultures and supporting neighbors in Boyle Heights since 2017, but recent economic struggles have shifted its story of triumph and dream-chasing to one of hardship and struggle.

Will Metro’s Latest Crack Down On Fare Evasion Help Improve Safety For Riders?

Metro’s pilot program, which will run for 90 days, comes after a highly publicized string of violent assaults on both Metro riders and employees. Metro claims the additional step will help fight fare evasion and decrease crime but daily transit riders are skeptical about that approach.

June 5, 2024