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Homeless population decreases 3 percent in county

From City News Service LOS ANGELES — After a big increase last year, the city and county of Los Angeles have seen modest decreases in the number of homeless people in 2018, according to the results of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count released May 31. The number of homeless in the county fell by Read More…

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Suspect arrested in Boyle Heights church fire

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a series of arson fires and vandalism targeting Southland houses of worship, most recently at Resurrection Catholic Church. Christian Michael Garcia appeared in a downtown courtroom Jan. 29, but his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 26. He is facing 20 felony charges — Read More…

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Teen creates ‘empowerment mural’ in Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A mural created by a 15-year-old girl depicting 16 inspirational women throughout history was unveiled Aug. 26. Isabel Peinado spent about 600 hours preparing and painting “Empowerment.” Her work earned her a Girl Scouts Gold Award, the organization’s highest honor, according to the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, which praised Peinado Read More…