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Headlines: Highland Park: Anti-Gentrification Activists Protest Restaurant’s ‘$19 Chilaquiles’ and Alleged Eviction Attempt

10:55 AM PST on February 23, 2023

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—Highland Park: A demonstration of about 50 protestors marched through Highland Park at 9 A.M. last Sunday, aimed to bring attention to the northeast L.A. neighborhood's efforts against gentrification. It was organized by the Los Angeles Tenants Union’s Northeast L.A. chapter (NELo). The activists rallied against the owner of Gloria's Restaurant, Marco Rodriguez, for allegedly trying to evict the next-door business, Ojo de Agua, and the restaurant's "$19 Chilaquiles." [Making a Neighborhood]

—Silver Lake: A woman with a BB gun was fatally shot by LAPD officers under the Temple Street overpass in Echo Park. At about 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles police officers from the Rampart Division responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon under the Temple Street overpass on Silver Lake Blvd. [CBS News]

—San Gabriel Valley: Mt. Baldy, the only consistently operating ski lift in L.A. County, is expected to receive over 100 inches of fresh snow in a 24-hour period, says The National Weather Service. "The blizzard that is about to hit SoCal could truly be unprecedented." [Colin McCarthy]

—Los Angeles: L.A. Public Library is issuing limited-edition library cards with L.A.'s fallen mountain lion, P-22. [L.A. Meekly]

—California: Gov. Gavin Newsom is winding down state assistance for health care services to migrants seeking asylum. He’s lobbying the Biden administration to increase aid along the state’s southern border. [LAist]

—Azusa: Illegally owned machine guns, assault weapons and ammo were seized from an Azusa home. A man with a mental health gun possession ban was arrested. [Whittier Daily News]

—A visual aid and delicious guide to all the enchiladas of Mexico. [Chicana Travels]

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