Memorial in Highland Park

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The family of Alejandro Garcia has been keeping vigil at this memorial everyday, hydrating the flowers and answering the questions of passerbys. This past Monday would have been the sixteenth birthday of Carlos Hernandez.

Last Friday, two young boys, Alejandro Garcia, 16 and Carlos Hernandez, 15 were gunned down on their walk home from Franklin High School on the busy North Figueroa corridor. Police and eyewitness reports say the incident started initially as a brawl before it turned deadly.

I’m a bit late in mentioning this story because I was out of town when it happened but I’ve been wondering, what excuse does the Los Angeles Times have? All they’ve got on this tragic story is a small blurb on one of their blogs. That’s pathetic. People have left comments on the LA Now blog expressing similar sentiments. There have been more shootings in the area and still no coverage. Well, at least the Times wasn’t posing outrageous questions to their readers, like whether or not they felt safer with the deceased gone.

I’ve been told that race and class have nothing to do with lack of coverage but I really doubt it. The news media probably saw “Highland Park” and “gang related” and decided to cover more important topics like the Octo-Mom. Regardless of what these young teens were or were not involved with, nobody deserves to die this way. We all make mistakes when we are young and these boys were robbed of any chance to live and learn.

A fundraiser carwash will happen this Saturday on Ave 54 and Figueroa to raise money for the funerals. Donations can also be made via a Bank of America account and at the memorial site. Please call (323)602-3984 for bank and donation information.

Also, a local community group is calling for a vigil near the site of the shooting.
Friday, March 20 @6pm
Highland Park Recreation Center
6150 Piedmont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90042

35 thoughts on “Memorial in Highland Park

  1. My house in HP is just a few blocks away, and when the news of the shooting got around the neighborhood everyone was stressing and worrying that like so often, one of the victims was family or friends or family of friends.
    I kept looking on the LA Times website but nothing, finally there was a flash, “two shot in Highland Park, details coming”, but then nothing, nada, then came some news flash about a freeway accident on the 405.
    Same old crap from the media when the victims are from the Eastside of LA, been this way for many years,
    The kids were 15 and 16 years old and not involved with gangs, they just happened to get into a beef with some gangsters who couldn’t take a beatdown like men and had to resort to a cuete.
    Sad story, these kids never got the chance to really live.

  2. DQ, numerous residents said the same thing. They turned on the TV to see what happened and there was nothing about the incident. It’s pretty amazing that two kids get killed walking home from school and they can’t be bothered to send a news reporter five miles to cover it. Funny though, they were all over the Echo Park story and the Silver Lake muggings. Hmmmm? And this octo-mom madness has to end, it’s ridiculous.
    Anyways, it’s sad that things are heating up right now in HLP. I hope it doesn’t last long.

  3. I think this is where we come in. I watch and see how newspapers and tv news make it a point to highlight insipid news that doesn’t inform anyone of anything. It’s just mindless dribble. As a reporter, I know it’s my duty and responsibility to inform people of what’s happening within our communities. This is why newspapers are dying out left and right, because they’re covering the same garbage major media is regurgitating and real news gets the short end of the stick. As bloggers we are picking up where they left off, writing about the real news that needs to be brought to everyones attention. Cause if we don’t do it, no one else will. And I can easily relate to the young men who had their lives taken away from them because I’ve been in similar situations were saying something will get you killed just because.

  4. I’m glad that these tragic happenings have an outlet here, at LAEastside. And you’re right Chimatli: things got all blown up when this happened in Silver Lake/Echo Park but the North-Eastside gets snubbed again.

    Be the media!

  5. It could be simple neglect based on race and class. But more likely, it’s the fact that there’s development going on in the Highland Park area, and the media is keeping the violence on the hush hush, to avoid negative stories that would hurt real estate.

    This is a sad incident, btw. 16 years old. I was foolish and naive enough in the ’90s to think that we were almost beyond this gang thing, when the drama seemed to have cooled down.And, yes, imagine if two kids were gunned down walking home from school in a rich area. I remember being equally as angry a few years back when the national media was ignoring the racial gang violence in LA. There was a day where kids were afraid to go to school because one race had declared they were going to shoot everyone of another race, or something like that. Imagine that happening in middle america; Kids not going to school because they feel they’ll be shot! It was only reported locally, in LA. Nothing on the nationals.

  6. Two dead latino kids!!! That’s not a worthy story for the news, but octomom, thats what everybody wants to hear about? It is so disappointing to know that the LA Times and the local news channels do not care what is happening in our neighborhood. Two children are dead! Killed in the middle of the day! On a busy street while many children are walking home from school and were witnesses to these murders! I know if this happened in Glendale, Burbank, Reseda or any other area other than the brown and black communities there would be team coverage for sure!

  7. Pissed off in NELA, I think it’s a case that they care about it, just for all the wrong reasons. In other words, they’re trying to keep violence in this heavily gentrified region of LA a dirty secret of theirs. Remember, the big buzz is that Highland Park is one of those hip places where white people can live and experience a hint of “Latin” culture. Gang violence? What gang violence? Kids getting shot? Nah. Just an isolated incident. Nothing to see there. Anyhow, we have a nice loft just off of Avenue 53…a real charmer. Close to schools, the freeway, and a supermarket. You must see it!

  8. Elizabeth, kudos to your newspaper report on the murders, you not only gave the news of the tragic killings but your follow up on the efforts of the schools to deal with the trauma that afflicts young people after events like the killing of classmates.
    I thought the reporting was first rate and your follow up was very thoughtful and treated the working class people of the HP community as human beings with feelings and emotions just like other community’s have.

    PS I thought the comment by the firefighter who aided the mortally wounded kid was kind of bizarre. He couldn’t offer more than comfort to the wounded youngster because he didn’t have any rubber gloves available?
    I think most people would forget about blood contamination and do what they could to control the bleeding, I know I would, I hope this didn’t affect the kids chances of survival.

  9. Good thing for the internet. Great article, Elizabeth. There is no good reason for the LA Times and the local stations to not cover this. Whatever their reasons are, thankfully, nobody can stop small papers and bloggers from doing so.

  10. Hey, wait a minute, a similar double murder thing happened at Avenue 57 between Marmion Way and Monte Vista this past fall. Two young guys were shot dead in front of a bunch of houses on Avenue 57.

    It was right behind my old bike shop space. The cops had the whole area cordoned off, and it was on the news for 5 seconds then nothing.

    The LA Times just closed their California section, so what do they care about reporting on this story? They don’t give a crap, it’s not their kids or friends.

    The responsibility for this lies with more than the media.

  11. “The responsibility for this lies with more than the media.”

    Just say what you wanna say already…

    I’m taking issue with the media. I don’t think the media causes gang violence, not directly.

  12. From http://www.lapdonline.org/

    Sworn – 9,895
    Civilian – 3,263
    City pop. approx. – 4.0 M
    Square miles – 468

    City gangs – 400
    Gang members – 41,000

    Budget for sworn – 10,310

    You gotta love L.A.

  13. el tecolote,

    First, cops per “gang member” is a pretty shitty way to look at the situation.

    Second, we may have a “shortage” of LAPD – but not police in Los Angeles. The security industry is thriving in L.A., and thousands of muscle heads squeeze themselves into law enforcement costumes in the City daily.

    We all know about the big bad LAPD, but are you familiar wit the General Services Police Department? They have 1,000 cops and other law enforcement types who secure city-owned facilites only (parks, librabries, city hall, etc.)

    Then, there are the LAX cops – also a big number.

    We get patrols of LAPD -AND- the LA County Sheriffs in the city of L.A.

    Next up, are all the smaller cities that have their own police forces: Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, etc.

    Every public university/ community college, or private university has it’s own law enforcement guys, carrying guns and sucking up dollars in their cruisers. Followed with public safety officers at those campuses.

    Then there are the LAUSD cops.

    All in all, we have a massive amount of law enforcement in the area. I think that more cops on the street is actually not as important as how the city coordinates law enforcement with other social programs and general infrastructure spending and planning.

    chimatli – I wasn’t trying to take away from your anger at the Times, I’m just saying, you know, there is obviously a lot more going on than just that.

  14. “chimatli – I wasn’t trying to take away from your anger at the Times, I’m just saying, you know, there is obviously a lot more going on than just that.”

    As King Obvious would say: duh
    (thanks, Julio for the reference)

  15. I know a lot of people laid off from the private sector who are considering law enforcement. Nothing wrong with that, but they’d never wanted to be cops beforehand. People being cops just for the money alone? And law enforcement being the only living wage jobs available? I’ll buy a vowel, Pat.

    P _ L _ C _ S T _ T _

  16. All the major news outlets have decided as policy that they don’t cover gang on gang shootings, that’s what they told us last year when we complained- and that’s why the news vans were out, but didn’t carry anything. They say they don’t want to give the gangsters any headlines, and the LAPD doesn’t want them to report because it just fires them up- I told them the gangsters aren’t watching the news– but the parents who need to know where it’s safe for the kids are and need to know what’s going on-It’s a good thing the Northeast Sun ran something–they usually at least put in news breves-briefs-I’m glad to hear my son;s principal, Mr. samaniego showed up to make sure the kids were safe.

  17. Saw the vigil for peace this evening. Lots of police in attendance. The word on the street is the two young men who were killed were not part of a gang but members of a tagging crew. I guess the lines can be blurred sometimes between the two.

  18. If anyone has noticed, gang graf has escalated around NELA since they took a big chunk of Aves down (43 and Drew st) as well as actual violence. For a while now the A’s were the dominant gang in the area, and now that they are temporarilly shut down (it is ALWAYS temporarily) a power vacuum has been created in the street gang landscape. This uptick in graffiti and violence is the fight to fill the vacuum and be top dog, so far it seems ESC and DXT are in the lead, but everyone is pretty neck and neck from what Ive heard (and Ive had my ear to the rail in the NELA gang scene lately). Someone really needs to show this to Rocky, Gil and Ed in terms of their “knock down gang houses and arrest” strategy. In fact, I had a legnthy convo with some Drew street members in front of that damn torn down gang house lot that that was being touted about a few weeks back.

    Chimatli, the line between gangs and taggers has been blurred ever more as time goes by since the mid 90s tagbanger era. First graf was the escape from gangs, then taggers carried guns and caught heat, gangsters responded with a “green light” on writers, taggers responded by fighting back and getting more violent (which aligned with buff policies that encouraged vandalism and less artistic graff) until the point now where there is little discerning between gangsters and taggers in many instances.

    I started a tagging crew that now bangs full time in the southeast cities against well established hoods like Clara st. and Rookstown 13. I have an older cousin from vickystown, an old barrio in BHts that was taken out by tagbangers from KAMsters in the 90s. Circle of Life, or Ignorance..

  19. Art,

    I wonder what is going on with tagging recently.

    In Lincoln Heights, Eastside Clover and Dogtown have been going crazy on the walls almost daily. Lincoln Park has also been crossing out Clover in my area a lot.

    Then two crews (or guys) TOK and WTO have been back and forth sometimes twice a day on certain walls.

    I’m used to certain names on the wall staying up for a day or two and then getting buffed on Monday – but now those placas are getting crossed out by rivals, then the cross-out is getting crossed out, and then, maybe the next week things get painted over. Maybe not.

    Does this really have to do with a power vacuum in Cypress Park/Glassel Park?

  20. good comment Art.

    the distinction between taggers and gangsters has also blurred ever since cops started shooting at taggers and the system began attempting to felonize vandalism.

    tagging was a non-violent way to color the city, to take public space as a canvas, for voices that didn’t fit in within societies’ expectations and roles. yes, gangs and taggers coexisted at one point.

    however, the previous generation, sadly, saw no difference between a violent cholo and a tagger. that was a failure.

    and so the tagging scene, an outgrowth of hip hop culture, degenerated. taggers had to worry about two gangs, the lapd and their local gang.

  21. I grew up in Highland Park, I attended Garvanza elementry, Burbank Jr. High, and Franklin H.S. and I currently still reside here. I was a volunteer youth coach at Highland Park for over 10 years, and growing up gang members used to battle using their fists or occasionly someone was jumped and beaten badly but it was rare that someone was shot or killed.
    Where are the parents of our youth of today. Yes, it would be nice to have more police around but lets be honest with what’s really going on. The parents need to take responsibility for their children because if they’re allowing their kids to be terrorists of the community, they have to be held accoutable. Why doesn’t the law hold parents accountable for the crimes their chidren commit, especially repeat youth affenders. Maybe this way the parents will be more aware or their activities.
    Kids in our community don’t respect authority, they respect gang members especially the veteranos. Gang intervention counslors need to be active at our junior high school level. I don’t understand to this day, but junior high school is the turning point for these young and inpressionable group of children. Our system needs to change and wage a war against violence to stable our communities instead our trying to stablize societies on the other side of the globel. Highland Park is only going to get worse before it gets better, just like the rest of this countries working class communities. What ever happened to “JUSTICE FOR ALL”

  22. I’m having trouble getting all these theories straight.

    1. People don’t care about Latino teenagers getting shot in HP, so the media ignore the story.
    2. People do care about Latino teenagers getting shot in HP, and so white HP gentrifiers somehow wield their muscle to hush the media.
    3. These kids (Skript and Due) were just taggers, not in gangs.
    4. If taggers were mistaken for bangers, it’s somehow the fault of the cops for not distinguishing between the two.

    It seems as if there’s a whole lot of willingness to blame the authorities, the media, etc. Neither the cops nor the media can fix this situation, regardless of whether they are in fact invested in fixing it. The problem really does begin with the continued glorification of gang violence.

    The case of Eric Zamarippa is a case in point. As someone pointed out, a large reward was put out for the driver who ran over a white USC student this week (and chucked her friend off the dash of the car) while no reward was put forth for a Latino Highland Park father also killed in a hit and run. How injust. Yet, where Eric Zamarippa gets a car wash held in his honor (yes it was his picture on the donation boxes) and an outpouring of love on the internet, the HP hit and run victim doesn’t. That is equally unjust.

  23. OKAY HERE IT COMES– I NEED TO VENT BECAUSE I CAN’T BELIEVE THE BS I AM READING!!
    Stop blaming everyone else for the out of control gansters-All that stuff about blaming society, taggers being artists and using space to express themselves, having no opportunities is a bunch of crap-you never see them writing “I need a job, here’s my phone#”

    face the truth!! too many parents, especially those struggling to make it– look the other way when there kids are doing bad things because they bring money into the house from their illegal activities–too many parents and teachers and schools didn’t want to ruin their kids self-esteem and wanted their kids to be cool and popular so they never learned to say NO when they were little-when things got out of control, they could no longer handle the kids–too many parents are out doing their thing, making a career or hanging out with the comadres–“I need my space”– instead of being involved in the school and making sure their kids are where they are supposed to be–

    Asians kids come here poor– I see the Vietnamese boys and girls making it in school, they don’t speak English when they get here, but they learn quickly–why don’t our Latino kids–and don’t give me the BS that it’s because we don’t have enough bilingual education–I didn’t speak English when I went to first grade– I cried the first year but I learned and now I don’t speak Spanglesh or have an accent– But I digress-

    The bottom line is that we –all of us, parents, society– have failed to instill a sense of responsibility in our kids, to hold them accountable, to give them fast and tough consequences — We don’t tell them they are bad– we just say they did a bad thing–
    Then we cry when they get shot or arrested or addicted to drugs and say if only there was a program, if only their teacher, if only… by then it is too late-

    My sister’s kspn got caught shoplifting and tagging– you know it took the authorities 8 months to deal with him– he was 14, 8 months is life time– by the time he had to face his consequences he was over the initial fear and shame and thinking he got away with it– what was his punishment? Counseling. What did the counselor tell him? You’re really not a bad kid–

    Luckily his parents got tough and put him on a very short leash-told him he had shamed his family- the 2 kids arrested with him? Both are now in jail for robbery and drug sales–Their mothers at the time said the police were picking on their sons–they were really good boys.

    Wake up people!! Stop buying into this stuff that we are all victims– stand up– teach you sons to be men– teach your daughters to be strong women — Until you do, the violence will just continue and we will all be hurt because we have to live with it– live in fear and terror-Look in the morror– and see who really is to blame– frustrated mom

  24. Frustrated Mom,
    Thanks for sharing. We appreciate the diversity of ideas and glad different folks like you are finding our site.
    It’s a very complex problem…

  25. fake ass stink people typing crap lier’s ESC and DxT are east la gang’s not nela gang’s and most old school gang’s that claim nela side are original city of east la gang’s north east la did’nt exist till the mid 80’s for it was all considered city of east la till this day.

  26. The original wikipedia Lincoln Heights info ”’Lincoln Heights”’ is a neighborhood east of downtown [[Los Angeles, California]].

    ==Geography and transportation==
    Lincoln Heights is an area of the East La community

    ==History==
    {{Unreferenced|date=May 2007}}
    ”’Lincoln Heights”’ is a neighborhood east of downtown [[Los Angeles, California]].

    ==Geography and transportation==
    Lincoln Heights is an area of the East La community

    ==History==
    {{Unreferenced|date=May 2007}}
    ”’Lincoln Heights”’ is a neighborhood east of downtown [[Los Angeles, California]].

    ==Geography and transportation==
    Lincoln Heights is an area of the East La community

    ==History==
    Lincoln Heights an area Of East La and known for it’s rich Mexican culture as foundations known as Plaza De La Raza located in Lincoln Park formely known as[[East Los Angeles Park]]where there is statues of Mexico’s Mexican Revolutionary’s stand tall with Aztec calendars and more.Also located there is the East La skill center the giant EastSide Brewary building as can be seen on the over pass from Echo Park.Most of what is considered the northern boundry of the City Of Los Angeles Today was and is still considered to be part of the East La community.Back to day films like Born In East La were filmed in Highland Park,Cypress Park area’s of the East La community.After the mid 80’s some part of the large city of East la was renamed to as to refered to today as[[northeast]]but still in HighLand Park there can still be East La places found like The East La plaza.Before the area’s were created as to adresses can be found in the large City Of East La Lincoln Heights and parts of Boyle heights were under label of East Downtown LA famous for the zoot suit riots where racist white sailors use to come into the East La community’s to assault the minorities especially in East Downtown LA.Racial tensions ran high in East La at one point and some would say that the first racial cleansing’s happened in East La now primarily a hispanic community.East La will always be known as the varrio’s of chicano=mexican culture East La documentary film’s like Boulevard Nights,Blood In Blood out,American Me,Mi Familia all have parts of Lincoln Heights in them where even famous streets are mentioned and filmed like Main st, Broadway,borderlining Boyle Heights and the East LA occupational Center the East La community surrounds Lincoln Heights like from El Sereno ,to Placita Olvera,Boyle Heights,Elysian Park,The new Metro Goldline seperating Lincoln Heights from Cypress Park reads south of East Los Angeles meaning some of the Cypress Park Area is still under the East La community and council just like in Lincoln Heights.The East La river seperates Boyle heights from Lincoln Heights but still stay well connected by general hospital the eastside railroads which have no boundry from Lincoln Heights to Boyle Heights.==Demographics==
    As of the 2005 census Lincoln Heights had an estimated population of 80,000, one of the largest of any City Of Los Angeles neighborhood. The racial makeup of the neighborhood is 99.1% [[Hispanic]], but a small portion of Italians still reside in the area.

    ==Today==
    [[North Broadway]] is East Lincoln Heights’ focal point with its various restaurants and grocery stores. Councilman Ed Reyes’s office Of the East La community is in the south Broadway area nearer to [[Downtown LA]].

    views from the entire city.

    ==Fire service==
    [[City Of Los Angeles Fire Department]] is in Lincoln Heights.

    ==Education==
    ===Public schools===
    The district is within the [[County Of Los Angeles Unified School District]] and is served with over a dozen schools in the area.

    High schools:
    * [[formely known as East La high school Abraham Lincoln High School (City Of Los Angeles)|Abraham Lincoln High School]]East La skill center

    Middle schools:
    * Florence Nightingale Middle School

    Elementary schools:
    * Hillside Elementary School
    * Gates Street Elementary School
    * Griffin Elementary School
    * Latona Elementary School
    * Glen Alta Elementary School
    * Albion Elementary School
    [[KIPP: the Knowledge Is Power Program]] operates the [http://www.kipplaprep.org/kipp/page.asp?id=1 KIPP Los Angeles Preparatory School], a 5-8 [[charter school|charter]] middle school, in Lincoln Heights.

    Excel Charter Academy, dedicated to academic rigor and experimenting with single-sex education, serves sixth and seventh graders and eight grade. In 2009, the founding class of Excel held a huge celebration in the promotion.

    ===Private schools===
    *[[Sacred Heart High School (California)|Sacred Heart High School]] (all-girls’)
    Our Lady Help of Christians (K-8th grade)
    **[[Sacred Heart Elementary School]]** (Los Angeles,CA) {K-8th grade}
    ***[[Cathedral High School]]*** (Los Angeles,CA){all boys}

    ===Public libraries===
    Lincoln Heights Branch of the [[Los Angeles Public Library]] is located on Workman Street.

    ==Landmarks (present and former)==
    *[[LAYAC Gym 421 N. Ave 19 Phone number : (213) 485- 3217]]
    *[[Abraham Lincoln High School (Los Angeles)|Lincoln High School]]
    *[[Lincoln Park (Los Angeles)|East La park Lincoln Park]]
    *[[Plaza de la Raza]]
    *[[EastSide Brewary San Antonio Winery]]
    *[[Sacred Heart Church]]

    City of Los Angeles D.P.W.[[Public Works]]
    EastCentral yard contains:
    Department of Sanitation.
    Department of Street Services[[STREET MAINTENCE]]
    ==See also==

    * [[List of City Of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the EastSides|Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the EastSides]]

    ==External links==
    *[http://www.lincolnheightsnc.org/ Official website for the Lincoln Heights Council]
    *[http://www.lincolnheightsla.com The History of Lincoln Heights, CA 90031 through old photos and memories]
    *[http://www.geocities.com/t6pmull/Lincolnheights.html A Second Visit – A personal account of life in Lincoln Heights,City Of Los Angeles during the 1920s]
    *[http://www.chanfles.com Chanfles.com A personal website and blog that includes many photos and information about LH, by someone currently living in Lincoln Heights]
    *[http://www.lacystudiolofts.com/history.html History of Lincoln Heights]

    {{East Los Angeles}}
    {{Los Angeles Eastside}}
    [[Category:Neighborhoods in the City Of Los Angeles, California]]
    [[Category:City Of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zones]]
    [[Category:California communities with Hispanic majority populations]]

    [[de:East La community Lincoln Heights Area]]
    As of the 2005 census Lincoln Heights had an estimated population of 80,000, one of the largest of any City Of Los Angeles neighborhood. The racial makeup of the neighborhood is 99.1% [[Hispanic]], but a small portion of Italians still reside in the area.

    ==Today==
    [[North Broadway]] is East Lincoln Heights’ focal point with its various restaurants and grocery stores. Councilman Ed Reyes’s office Of the East La community is in the south Broadway area nearer to [[Downtown LA]].

    views from the entire city.

    ==Fire service==
    [[City Of Los Angeles Fire Department]] is in Lincoln Heights.

    ==Education==
    ===Public schools===
    The district is within the [[County Of Los Angeles Unified School District]] and is served with over a dozen schools in the area.

    High schools:
    * [[formely known as East La high school Abraham Lincoln High School (City Of Los Angeles)|Abraham Lincoln High School]]East La skill center

    Middle schools:
    * Florence Nightingale Middle School

    Elementary schools:
    * Hillside Elementary School
    * Gates Street Elementary School
    * Griffin Elementary School
    * Latona Elementary School
    * Glen Alta Elementary School
    * Albion Elementary School
    [[KIPP: the Knowledge Is Power Program]] operates the [http://www.kipplaprep.org/kipp/page.asp?id=1 KIPP Los Angeles Preparatory School], a 5-8 [[charter school|charter]] middle school, in Lincoln Heights.

    Excel Charter Academy, dedicated to academic rigor and experimenting with single-sex education, serves sixth and seventh graders and eight grade. In 2009, the founding class of Excel held a huge celebration in the promotion.

    ===Private schools===
    *[[Sacred Heart High School (California)|Sacred Heart High School]] (all-girls’)
    Our Lady Help of Christians (K-8th grade)
    **[[Sacred Heart Elementary School]]** (Los Angeles,CA) {K-8th grade}
    ***[[Cathedral High School]]*** (Los Angeles,CA){all boys}

    ===Public libraries===
    Lincoln Heights Branch of the [[Los Angeles Public Library]] is located on Workman Street.

    ==Landmarks (present and former)==
    *[[LAYAC Gym 421 N. Ave 19 Phone number : (213) 485- 3217]]
    *[[Abraham Lincoln High School (Los Angeles)|Lincoln High School]]
    *[[Lincoln Park (Los Angeles)|East La park Lincoln Park]]
    *[[Plaza de la Raza]]
    *[[EastSide Brewary San Antonio Winery]]
    *[[Sacred Heart Church]]

    City of Los Angeles D.P.W.[[Public Works]]
    EastCentral yard contains:
    Department of Sanitation.
    Department of Street Services[[STREET MAINTENCE]]
    ==See also==

    * [[List of City Of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the EastSides|Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the EastSides]]

    ==External links==
    *[http://www.lincolnheightsnc.org/ Official website for the Lincoln Heights Council]
    *[http://www.lincolnheightsla.com The History of Lincoln Heights, CA 90031 through old photos and memories]
    *[http://www.geocities.com/t6pmull/Lincolnheights.html A Second Visit – A personal account of life in Lincoln Heights,City Of Los Angeles during the 1920s]
    *[http://www.chanfles.com Chanfles.com A personal website and blog that includes many photos and information about LH, by someone currently living in Lincoln Heights]
    *[http://www.lacystudiolofts.com/history.html History of Lincoln Heights]

    {{East Los Angeles}}
    {{Los Angeles Eastside}}
    [[Category:Neighborhoods in the City Of Los Angeles, California]]
    [[Category:City Of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zones]]
    [[Category:California communities with Hispanic majority populations]]

    [[de:East La community Lincoln Heights Area]]
    As of the 2005 census Lincoln Heights had an estimated population of 80,000, one of the largest of any City Of Los Angeles neighborhood. The racial makeup of the neighborhood is 99.1% [[Hispanic]], but a small portion of Italians still reside in the area.

    ==Today==
    [[North Broadway]] is East Lincoln Heights’ focal point with its various restaurants and grocery stores. Councilman Ed Reyes’s office Of the East La community is in the south Broadway area nearer to [[Downtown LA]].

    views from the entire city.

    ==Fire service==
    [[City Of Los Angeles Fire Department]] is in Lincoln Heights.

    ==Education==
    ===Public schools===
    The district is within the [[County Of Los Angeles Unified School District]] and is served with over a dozen schools in the area.

    High schools:
    * [[formely known as East La high school Abraham Lincoln High School (City Of Los Angeles)|Abraham Lincoln High School]]East La skill center

    Middle schools:
    * Florence Nightingale Middle School

    Elementary schools:
    * Hillside Elementary School
    * Gates Street Elementary School
    * Griffin Elementary School
    * Latona Elementary School
    * Glen Alta Elementary School
    * Albion Elementary School
    [[KIPP: the Knowledge Is Power Program]] operates the [http://www.kipplaprep.org/kipp/page.asp?id=1 KIPP Los Angeles Preparatory School], a 5-8 [[charter school|charter]] middle school, in Lincoln Heights.

    Excel Charter Academy, dedicated to academic rigor and experimenting with single-sex education, serves sixth and seventh graders and eight grade. In 2009, the founding class of Excel held a huge celebration in the promotion.

    ===Private schools===
    *[[Sacred Heart High School (California)|Sacred Heart High School]] (all-girls’)
    Our Lady Help of Christians (K-8th grade)
    **[[Sacred Heart Elementary School]]** (Los Angeles,CA) {K-8th grade}
    ***[[Cathedral High School]]*** (Los Angeles,CA){all boys}

    ===Public libraries===
    Lincoln Heights Branch of the [[Los Angeles Public Library]] is located on Workman Street.

    ==Landmarks (present and former)==
    *[[LAYAC Gym 421 N. Ave 19 Phone number : (213) 485- 3217]]
    *[[Abraham Lincoln High School (Los Angeles)|Lincoln High School]]
    *[[Lincoln Park (Los Angeles)|East La park Lincoln Park]]
    *[[Plaza de la Raza]]
    *[[EastSide Brewary San Antonio Winery]]
    *[[Sacred Heart Church]]

    City of Los Angeles D.P.W.[[Public Works]]
    EastCentral yard contains:
    Department of Sanitation.
    Department of Street Services[[STREET MAINTENCE]]
    ==See also==

    * [[List of City Of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the EastSides|Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the EastSides]]

    ==External links==
    *[http://www.lincolnheightsnc.org/ Official website for the Lincoln Heights Council]
    *[http://www.lincolnheightsla.com The History of Lincoln Heights, CA 90031 through old photos and memories]
    *[http://www.geocities.com/t6pmull/Lincolnheights.html A Second Visit – A personal account of life in Lincoln Heights,City Of Los Angeles during the 1920s]
    *[http://www.chanfles.com Chanfles.com A personal website and blog that includes many photos and information about LH, by someone currently living in Lincoln Heights]
    *[http://www.lacystudiolofts.com/history.html History of Lincoln Heights]

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    {{Los Angeles Eastside}}
    [[Category:Neighborhoods in the City Of Los Angeles, California]]
    [[Category:City Of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zones]]
    [[Category:California communities with Hispanic majority populations]]

    [[de:East La community Lincoln Heights Area]]

  27. I guess highland park would be considered original eastside by many veterans from many varrio’s but i iknow the east la plaza is in highland park.As well as the movie”Born In East La”was fimled in Highland in the side of my aunt’s house so i guess?

  28. Thank you all for the support and donations of my younger brother alejandro and his friend carlos. We appreciate it so much.

  29. Dam I remember Alejandro and Carlos Hernandez they were the Best Homies you could ever have I remember kicking It with them everyday at School at lunch with a couple of friends! They never Gang Banged on anybody they would always make us Laugh and they were Always Loyal,Trustworthy,and most of all there for you!

    Rest.In.Paradise
    Alejandro Garcia
    Carlos Hernandez

    We Miss You Guys! ='(

  30. ON BEHALF OF ALEJANDRO & MY FAMILY I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT. HELPING US WITH DONATIONS, & BRINGING IN YOUR CARS FOR THE CAR WASH.WE APPRECIATE IT DEARLY… FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU!!!

    __ADILENE__

  31. on behalf of my family & my little brother ALEJANDRO, we appreciate your love and support. we thank you for the donations & the bringing in your cars fot the carwash. From the bottom of our hears, THANK YOU!!

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