Arrest Made In Monterey Hills Killing

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A woman was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of fatally strangling a man during a possible drug transaction in the Monterey Hills area of Los Angeles, authorities said.

The crime occurred about 4 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Kendall Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Media Relations office. Police arrested the woman, in her 20s, at the scene, Borihanh said. Her name was not immediately released.

The fatally injured man was identified as Joseph Abraham Medrano, 30, of Los Angeles, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Four Arrested In Stolen Car Chase

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Four alleged gang members were arrested by LAPD Hollenbeck Station police officers, among them was a 16-year-old.

On Nov. 23, police spotted a grey four-door 1990s-model Toyota Camry at Lorena Steet and Whittier Blvd in Boyle Heights and a pursuit ensued, according to Hollenbeck Watch Commander Sgt. Nate Williams. The pursuit ended on the 500 block of East Avenue 28 in Montecito Heights where three suspects were arrested when they exited the vehicle, he said. However, a fourth suspect fled on foot and was later located using search dogs, Williams told EGP.

The suspects—ages 16, 18, 20, and 21—were arrested at 10:40 p.m. on suspicion of car theft.

Highland Park Power Outage

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About 2,600 Department of Water and Power customers in the Highland Park area lost electricity Tuesday due to downed power lines.

MaryAnne Pierson of the DWP said the outage occurred about 2:15 p.m. in the area of Monte Vista just south of Avenue 59.

“It could have been a car running into a pole or a tree branch,” she said of the outage’s cause. “I just don’t know.”

The outage extended past Avenue 50, with some residents and business getting power back by 6:30 p.m.

Bell Gardens Victim Dies

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A man died 11 days after being attacked in Bell Gardens, authorities said Tuesday.

The attack in the 7700 block of Garfield Avenue, one block south of Clara Street, occurred at 10:21 p.m. on Nov. 9. The man was pronounced dead last Tuesday, said sheriff’s Deputy Mark Pope.

The man’s name was not released, nor were the circumstances of the assault, Pope said.

Sheriff’s homicide investigators are helping Bell Gardens police investigate the homicide.

Free Holiday Celebration at Olvera Street, Los Angeles’ birthplace

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Friday, November 30

5-9pm—Free Holiday Celebration at Olvera Street, Los Angeles’ birthplace. Family friendly event includes Christmas tree lighting; performances by Mariachi Diva, folkorico dancers; choirs; photo ops with Tournament of Roses Queen; children’s arts & crafts “Ice Age” movie-themed workshops and more. Explore museums, enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine & shop for unique gifts. Stop into Corazon de Los Angeles –W-19A- and see our beautiful new items from Mexico. Olvera Street is located between Main & Alameda Streets in downtown LA. Take Metro rail, Metrolink, or bus to Union Station.

November 29, 2012 Issue

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Community Calendar Nov. 29-Dec.5: Upcoming Events

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Metro will hold a community meeting on the Eastside Transit-Oriented Development on Thur., Dec. 6 to discuss status of Metro-owned sites at: Cesar Chavez & Soto; First & Lorena; Mariachi Plaza and First & Soto. Translation services provided upon request. For more information, call (213) 922-1208.

NELAart Short Film Series Dec. 6 with “Career Day” at the Highland Park Theatre. Rich in subtext, with insight far beyond the simple story, Career Day was a favorite at the Rincon International, HBO International Latino, Holly Shorts, and DC Shorts Film Festivals. A discussion with the filmmakers follows screening. Tickets are $10. Theatre is located at 5604 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more information, go to or email

Avenue 50 Studio’s 8” x 8” Square Benefit Art Auction will be held Dec. 8, 7-10pm in the Annex Galley: 131 N. Ave. 50, Los Angeles (Highland Park) 90042. Event will include wine, refreshments and a silent auction, featuring the works of several talented artists. Phone and email bids accepted, contact Kathy Gallegos at (323) 258-1435 or A portion of the proceeds will go toward renovation and to the artists. For a list of participating artists, go to

The Montebello Library’s last Teen Bingo for Books program is Sat., Dec. 8 at 2pm. On Thursday Dec. 13 at 4pm, library hosts a teen art program where they will make “SMART” Book Bags; give as a gift or keep for yourself. The library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640. For more information, call (323) 722-6551 and ask for Beth.

Forest Lawn Glendale Celebrates the Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe/La Fiesta de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe on Dec. 9, 2-4pm in the Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection. This religious celebration will include music, refreshments & much more. Forest Lawn Glendale is located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale 91205. Fore more information, call 800-204-3131 or visit

New Date—Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will be held on the eve of her Feast Day, Dec. 11 starting at 8pm, culminating with a midnight Mass at 12 am on 12-12-12. The festivities include Aztec dancers paying homage to the Blessed Mother; a concert by the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra & the Cathedral Spanish Choir. At 11pm. Mariachi Los Reyes & the Cathedral Spanish Choir serenade the Virgin and sing “Las Mañanitas.” Festivities will conclude with a midnight Mass celebrated by Archbishop José Gomez.

The Anthony Quinn Library present LA Opera Talks: A Kid’s Introduction to Opera on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 4:00 p.m. The interactive program introduces the exciting world of opera to school-age children, teens, and their parents. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. The library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., LA 90063. For more information, call (323) 264-7715.

Homeboy Industries Celebrates the Season With Annual 5K Fundraising Run – Dec. 15, at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Registered participants receive 2012 Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk t-shirt, goodie bag, and more. Run starts at 8am. Cost: $40 adults/$20 children. For more information, go to .

Metro Hosts Community Kick-off Meeting on the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

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Tuesday December 4

6:30-8:30pm—Metro Hosts Community Kick-off Meeting on the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan at Metro Head Quarters Bldg, 3rd Floor Board Rm: One Gate Plaza, LA 90012. Learn about and provide input into plans to upgrade the facility. For more information, call (213) 922-2499.

Free Family Night at Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena

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Tuesday December 4

4-8pm—Free Family Night at Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena. Enjoy the entire Museum: Climb the Towers, create an art masterpiece; explore the Nature Exchange and The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest, featuring: The Giant Lever, Bottle Rocket, Cool Fan, and much more. Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena 91103. For more information, call (626) 449-9144, or go to

68th Annual Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade

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Sunday, December 2

1pm—68th Annual Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade hosted by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce kicks off at Ave. 60 and Figueroa St. and ends at Ave. 50 and Figueroa St., LA 90042. The parade theme is “People Helping People,” and it will include celebrities, marching bands, drill teams, equestrians, vintage cars, and much more. For more information, call the Chamber at (323) 256-3151 or email

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