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“We cater to the old neighborhood”: Baller Hardware’s story offers insight...

On York Boulevard, Baller Hardware has acted as a cornerstone to the Highland Park community since its opening three years ago. The family-owned hardware...

Highland Theatre closure sparks community mourning and hope for resurrection

Feb. 29, five days before its 99th anniversary, the Highland Theatre closed its doors indefinitely. Since then, graffiti has appeared on the theater's marquee,...

Lowriding made legal: NELA keeps it low and slow

In Oct. 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill prohibiting bans on lowrider cars and anti-cruising ordinances. This law went into effect Jan. 1,...

Poppy Peak hillside development at standstill, but future remains unclear

In 1906, farmers Julia Strickland and Jacob Strickland opened their Highland Park Farm near Poppy Peak to several orphaned boys, creating a community based...

LAUSD workers go on three-day strike, locals participate because ‘they’re barely...

"Funding Workers Funds Our Students" and "We Feed Our Students. Respect us! Pay us!" were among the many signs of demonstrators supporting last week’s...

Kevin de León approves $1 million for ‘long overdue’ Highland Park...

Highland Park has changed a lot over the years, but its community pool and bathhouse center on Piedmont Avenue, constructed in 1948, has not...

Local high school implements a new cell phone policy because ‘it...

A teacher and union representative for Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park, Monica Whalen, said she is in a different generation from her...

Delicias Bakery & Some faces closure after 32 years

Delicias Bakery & Some opened in Highland Park in 1991. The bakery specializes in making traditional Mexican treats vegan; for example tortas, queso fresco and flan. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused...

Old business ‘signs bring us back to our history’

Cindy’s Restaurant, Highland Park Car Wash, Manning’s Coffee, Highland Park Theater; what do these names have in common? They are some of the current or former business...

Taco glory: Villa’s Tacos opens brick-and-mortar restaurant in Highland Park

Highland Park's pop-up taqueria, Villa's Tacos, hosted the grand opening of their first brick-and-mortar restaurant Feb. 5 on Figueroa Street. Founder of Villa's Tacos, Victor Villa,...