Skip to Content
East Los Angeles

Los Angeles News Roundup ~ June 25th, 2007

11:50 AM PDT on June 25, 2007

Traffic Skyway

Local Screw-up: LA Fails to Get Federal Transport $$$
The Feds were offering millions of dollars in funds for the nation's most congested cities, but Los Angeles failed to qualify. The reason, the LA Times has discovered, is most likely based on not following the instructions and for typos and a general lack of attention to detail.

20 Year Old East LA Resident Killed in Iraq
Growing up in East Los Angeles, Army Pfc. Justin A. Verdeja carried around a boom box so he could sing ballads to pretty girls. He dashed for touchdowns at Garfield High School, bused tables to help support his mother and brothers, and dreamed of joining the LAPD's SWAT team.

Supermarket Strike Part II: It's On Again
Unionized grocery workers rejected a proposed labor contract and authorized a strike against the major supermarket chains serving Southern California. Workers voted to reject the contract proposed by Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons supermarket chains and approved a strike authorization against Ralphs and Vons, by an overwhelming vote of about 95 percent.

Delgadillo Corruption Overview
Confused by Rocky and Michelle Delgadillio's misdeeds? LAist has a roundup.

East LA Cityhood Rears Its Head Again

East LA has been exploring cityhood for sometime, we last reported on it in December. The proposal is gathering some steam, but it remains to be seen if the move will be economically viable. Local leaders believe they will be able to generate more in tourism and expand the tax base if they have more control over local affairs.

Photo Credit: "Skyway" by J2Dread

Already a user?Log in

Thanks for reading!

Register to continue

Become a Member

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

We Are Almost At Our Goal! Become a Member of L.A. TACO Now!

Memberships start at $5.95 and help us stay alive in this wild new journalism landscape. For the price of a few tacos a month, you can help keep L.A.'s only taco, news, and culture site stay spinning and churning out features about the real Los Angeles. We are 60% to our goal!

February 29, 2024

Ten (Mostly) Recognizable ‘Repo Man’ Locations You Can Visit 40 Years Later

The original film somehow managed to cohesively fuse weathered, jaded repo men, L.A.’s burgeoning punk scene, UFO cultists, generically-labeled food items, and nuclear proliferation into a dark comedy that is both a product of its time and yet feels somewhat timeless.

February 29, 2024

Burglar Steals Safe From East Hollywood Mexican Restaurant, Runs Up $80,000 In Damages and Stolen Gear

The burglar was wearing a white hoodie and spray-painted the lens of the security cameras. Insurance will only cover $20,000. The owner of El Zarape Melrose says he doesn’t know if this was personal or just a delinquent act by a stranger: “I’m sad, I don’t know how I’m going to do it.”

February 27, 2024

Baldwin Park Rapper Lefty Gunplay is Playin’ for Keeps

With witty lyrics, Holladay experiments with storytelling of his times in prison and on the gritty streets of the San Gabriel Valley. He is one of the biggest names in the new L.A. rap scene and the conversation about being one of this generation's biggest Latino rappers. 

February 27, 2024

Pioneering Ethical Meat Butcher Jered Standing Dies at 44

On February 22, Standing, the 44-year-old owner of one L.A.’s most popular butcher shops, Standing’s Butchery, died, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.

February 26, 2024
See all posts