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Victory in redistricting of Eagle Rock: A plan to split Eagle Rock into two congressional districts was nixed by the sta...
12/24/2021

Victory in redistricting of Eagle Rock: A plan to split Eagle Rock into two congressional districts was nixed by the state Redistricting Commission after more than 50 Eagle Rockers spoke out against it. The East Area Progressive Democrats said the victory reflects “informed people power.” https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-huge-push-wins-reunion-of-eagle-rock/

Victory in redistricting of Eagle Rock: A plan to split Eagle Rock into two congressional districts was nixed by the state Redistricting Commission after more than 50 Eagle Rockers spoke out against it. The East Area Progressive Democrats said the victory reflects “informed people power.” https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-huge-push-wins-reunion-of-eagle-rock/

Dear readers: Best wishes for the Holidays and through the New Year from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel...
12/23/2021

Dear readers: Best wishes for the Holidays and through the New Year from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel.
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*The photos on our card were taken at Eagle Rock City Hall this year. Laura Brady-Allen sent us Santa arriving and the kids frolicking in the "snow." Ken Walsh sent us the lit up Christmas tree. Mike Mera created the card. We thank all three.

Dear readers: Best wishes for the Holidays and through the New Year from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel.
_____________________________________________________________________
*The photos on our card were taken at Eagle Rock City Hall this year. Laura Brady-Allen sent us Santa arriving and the kids frolicking in the "snow." Ken Walsh sent us the lit up Christmas tree. Mike Mera created the card. We thank all three.

A deal to sell the Pillarhenge site in Eagle Rock is all but done. Will the deal close? What will become of the eyesore ...
12/22/2021
A deal to sell Pillarhenge is in the works; will the sale close?

A deal to sell the Pillarhenge site in Eagle Rock is all but done. Will the deal close? What will become of the eyesore on the edge of town? Read more here:
https://boulevardsentinel.com/a-deal-to-sell-pillarhenge-is-in-the-works-will-the-sale-close/

By Bill Hendrickson Imad Boukai, the Orange County businessman who owns the Pillarhenge site in Eagle Rock, has entered into a contract to sell the property. Located at 1332 Colorado Boulevard, Pil…

A deal to sell the Pillarhenge site in Eagle Rock is all but done. Will the deal close? What will become of the eyesore ...
12/21/2021
A deal to sell Pillarhenge is in the works; will the sale close?

A deal to sell the Pillarhenge site in Eagle Rock is all but done. Will the deal close? What will become of the eyesore on the edge of town? Read more here:
https://boulevardsentinel.com/a-deal-to-sell-pillarhenge-is-in-the-works-will-the-sale-close/

By Bill Hendrickson Imad Boukai, the Orange County businessman who owns the Pillarhenge site in Eagle Rock, has entered into a contract to sell the property. Located at 1332 Colorado Boulevard, Pil…

Giving Tuesday may be behind us, but the charitable spirit continues. Consider supporting a local non-profit doing valua...
12/18/2021
The Sentinel’s 6th annual charitable giving guide to local nonprofits

Giving Tuesday may be behind us, but the charitable spirit continues. Consider supporting a local non-profit doing valuable work in Northeast Los Angeles.

Picks from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel Giving Tuesday, when nonprofits urge you to give to charity during the holiday season, falls on Tuesday, Nov. 30. There are many worthy ca…

The weeks ahead don’t have to be a rush. Here’s how you can chill and have fun in NELA from now ’til New Year’s Day.
12/18/2021
Six fun things to do in NELA from now ’til New Year’s Day

The weeks ahead don’t have to be a rush. Here’s how you can chill and have fun in NELA from now ’til New Year’s Day.

By Pablo Nukaya-Petralia The time between now and New Year’s Day doesn’t have to be a rush. Here are six ways to chill and have fun in Northeast L.A. in the days and weeks ahead. Holiday movie nigh…

Eagle Rock would be split into two U.S. congressional districts under the latest redistricting map. The dividing lines w...
12/17/2021
Sponsored content: Will Eagle Rock stay intact? We can if you act

Eagle Rock would be split into two U.S. congressional districts under the latest redistricting map. The dividing lines would run down Colorado Blvd. and Eagle Rock Blvd and more than half of Eagle Rock would be lumped in with Glendale, not NELA. The East Area Progressive Democrats urge you to speak out now against the map. Here’s how:
https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-will-eagle-rock-stay-intact-we-can-if-you-act/

If an earthquake ruptured our neighborhood, ripping it apart down the middle of Colorado and Eagle Rock Boulevards, we would call it a disaster. That is exactly what is happening now, in the proces…

Learn more about the tiny homes for the homeless coming soon to Eagle Rock: At a Zoom meeting this evening (Weds., Dec. ...
12/16/2021
Sponsored Content: Eagle Rock Tiny Homes Presentation DEC. 15 By Union Station Homeless Services

Learn more about the tiny homes for the homeless coming soon to Eagle Rock: At a Zoom meeting this evening (Weds., Dec. 15) at 6 p.m. representatives of CD 14 and Union Station Homeless Services, the tiny homes service provider, will make a presentation and take your questions. Details here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-eagle-rock-tiny-homes-presentation-dec-15-by-union-station-homeless-services/

Have Questions about the Eagle Rock Tiny Homes? Join our Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Housing and Homelessness Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 15th at 6pm to ask questions of represen…

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12/15/2021
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Learn more about the tiny homes for the homeless coming soon to Eagle Rock: At a Zoom meeting on Weds., Dec. 15 at 6 p.m...
12/14/2021
Sponsored Content: Eagle Rock Tiny Homes Presentation DEC. 15 By Union Station Homeless Services

Learn more about the tiny homes for the homeless coming soon to Eagle Rock: At a Zoom meeting on Weds., Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. representatives of CD 14 and Union Station Homeless Services, the tiny homes service provider, will make a presentation and take your questions. Details here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-eagle-rock-tiny-homes-presentation-dec-15-by-union-station-homeless-services/

Have Questions about the Eagle Rock Tiny Homes? Join our Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Housing and Homelessness Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 15th at 6pm to ask questions of represen…

Calling all Franklin alumni and friends of Franklin: The Franklin High School Educational Foundation is a featured nonpr...
12/13/2021
The Sentinel’s 6th annual charitable giving guide to local nonprofits

Calling all Franklin alumni and friends of Franklin: The Franklin High School Educational Foundation is a featured nonprofit in the Sentinel’s 6th annual giving guide to local nonprofits. Give today to help college-bound Panthers. To donate, see the Franklin entry here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/the-sentinels-6th-annual-charitable-giving-guide-to-local-nonprofits/

Picks from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel Giving Tuesday, when nonprofits urge you to give to charity during the holiday season, falls on Tuesday, Nov. 30. There are many worthy ca…

Baby Gianna’s lungs, at birth, had not fully developed, and she needed help to breathe. Today she is healthy, happy and ...
12/11/2021
Sponsored Content: Patient stories from Huntington Hospital

Baby Gianna’s lungs, at birth, had not fully developed, and she needed help to breathe. Today she is healthy, happy and curious about the world. More Here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-from-huntington-hospital-patient-stories-2/

Gianna Galluppi was born at Huntington Hospital in 2020. She seemed in good health but a few hours later she began to have serious problems. Gianna’s lungs had not fully developed and she nee…

Tempted to Sell Your Home? Be Aware, Be Prepared! Eagle Rock seniors are being targeted by potential buyers with less-th...
12/10/2021
Sponsored Content: Tempted to Sell Your Home? Be Aware, Be Prepared!

Tempted to Sell Your Home? Be Aware, Be Prepared! Eagle Rock seniors are being targeted by potential buyers with less-than-ethical intentions.
The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council reaches out with some resources to help seniors make educated and responsible decisions when it comes to selling a home or considering a reverse mortgage. Click for details: https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-tempted-to-sell-your-home-be-aware-be-prepared/

  SPONSORED CONTENT FROM THE EAGLE ROCK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL We are reaching out to senior homeowners in the community to take precaution and be prepared when considering selling or tapping eq…

Today, Thursday Dec. 9 at 5:30, there will be another chance to join Streets L.A. for a virtual meeting on the future of...
12/10/2021

Today, Thursday Dec. 9 at 5:30, there will be another chance to join Streets L.A. for a virtual meeting on the future of Eagle Rock Blvd. The meeting can be joined either by phone or by zoom. The banner has details for joining by phone. To join on Zoom, register at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBMSlbJbSseg1SPuqrwiQg

Today, Thursday Dec. 9 at 5:30, there will be another chance to join Streets L.A. for a virtual meeting on the future of Eagle Rock Blvd. The meeting can be joined either by phone or by zoom. The banner has details for joining by phone. To join on Zoom, register at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBMSlbJbSseg1SPuqrwiQg

Today, Thursday Dec. 9 at 5:30, there will be another chance to join Streets L.A. for a virtual meeting on the future of...
12/09/2021

Today, Thursday Dec. 9 at 5:30, there will be another chance to join Streets L.A. for a virtual meeting on the future of Eagle Rock Blvd. The meeting can be joined either by phone or by zoom. The banner has details for joining by phone. To join on Zoom, register at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBMSlbJbSseg1SPuqrwiQg

Today, Thursday Dec. 9 at 5:30, there will be another chance to join Streets L.A. for a virtual meeting on the future of Eagle Rock Blvd. The meeting can be joined either by phone or by zoom. The banner has details for joining by phone. To join on Zoom, register at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBMSlbJbSseg1SPuqrwiQg

The 2021 tree lighting at Eagle Rock City Hall was a joyful event. Santa arrived in his Fire Truck sled to find the grou...
12/08/2021

The 2021 tree lighting at Eagle Rock City Hall was a joyful event. Santa arrived in his Fire Truck sled to find the grounds packed with Eagle Rockers, "snow" on the ground, and the tree ready to be lit.
Images of Santa's arrival and kids frolicking in the snow are by Laura Brady-Allen and the tree all lit up is from Ken Walsh.

StreetsLA will transform Eagle Rock Boulevard. They want your input. You get a second chance to be heard this Thursday. ...
12/07/2021
Eagle Rock Boulevard is getting a makeover

StreetsLA will transform Eagle Rock Boulevard. They want your input. You get a second chance to be heard this Thursday. The first meeting on Sunday contained a blockbuster surprise. To find out what happened and to get ready the Thursday meeting, read on.
https://boulevardsentinel.com/eagle-rock-boulevard-is-getting-a-makeover/

By Bill Hendrickson StreetsLA held the first of two briefings on Sunday on the planned $16 million makeover of Eagle Rock Boulevard that is to take place from now to completion in 2025. About 40 Ea…

The typical 20% down payment for a house in NELA is now $215,000. Many buyers rely on gifts from family. Getting a toeho...
12/06/2021
As down payments rise, many buyers rely on gifts from family

The typical 20% down payment for a house in NELA is now $215,000. Many buyers rely on gifts from family. Getting a toehold in NELA’s housing market is not getting any easier. More here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/as-down-payments-rise-many-buyers-rely-on-gifts-from-family/

By Jeffery Marino What’s a first-time homebuyer to do? As home prices rise, so do down payments. The median sale price for a home in Northeast Los Angeles was $1.075 million in October. At that pri…

ICMYI: The Glendale City Council gave Glendale Water and Power the go-ahead on Tuesday to build a biogas power plant at ...
12/02/2021
Glendale approves biogas power plant at Scholl Canyon

ICMYI: The Glendale City Council gave Glendale Water and Power the go-ahead on Tuesday to build a biogas power plant at the Scholl Canyon landfill in the hills above Eagle Rock. The vote in favor of the power plant contradicted Glendale’s Sustainability and Planning Commissions, which had unanimously voted not to approve the project at meetings in September and October, respectively. https://boulevardsentinel.com/glendale-approves-biogas-power-plant-at-scholl-canyon/

By Bill Hendrickson The Glendale City Council gave Glendale Water and Power the go-ahead on Tuesday to build a biogas power plant at the Scholl Canyon landfill in the hills above Eagle Rock. The …

Fresh from our Neighborhood Reporting Partnership with the Occidental News at Occidental College: "My first concert sinc...
12/02/2021
My first concert since the pandemic was an experience unlike any other I have had

Fresh from our Neighborhood Reporting Partnership with the Occidental News at Occidental College: "My first concert since the pandemic was an experience unlike any other I have had" https://boulevardsentinel.com/my-first-concert-since-the-pandemic-was-an-experience-unlike-any-other-i-have-had/

By Lizzy Watson Lizzy Watson, a student at Occidental College, is a participant in the NELA Neighborhood Reporting Partnership, a collaboration of the Boulevard Sentinel and The Occidental campus n…

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Victory in redistricting of Eagle Rock: A plan to split Eagle Rock into two congressional districts was nixed by the state Redistricting Commission after more than 50 Eagle Rockers spoke out against it. The East Area Progressive Democrats said the victory reflects “informed people power.” https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-huge-push-wins-reunion-of-eagle-rock/
Dear readers: Best wishes for the Holidays and through the New Year from the people who bring you the Boulevard Sentinel. _____________________________________________________________________ *The photos on our card were taken at Eagle Rock City Hall this year. Laura Brady-Allen sent us Santa arriving and the kids frolicking in the "snow." Ken Walsh sent us the lit up Christmas tree. Mike Mera created the card. We thank all three.
Here’s what Boulevard Sentinel columnist Christopher Nyerges learned from the boyhood Christmas he spent on the no-toys naughty list. https://boulevardsentinel.com/i-was-naughty-there-were-no-toys-for-christmas-heres-what-i-learned/
A deal to sell the Pillarhenge site in Eagle Rock is all but done. Will the deal close? What will become of the eyesore on the edge of town? Read more here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/a-deal-to-sell-pillarhenge-is-in-the-works-will-the-sale-close/
A deal to sell the Pillarhenge site in Eagle Rock is all but done. Will the deal close? What will become of the eyesore on the edge of town? Read more here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/a-deal-to-sell-pillarhenge-is-in-the-works-will-the-sale-close/
Giving Tuesday may be behind us, but the charitable spirit continues. Consider supporting a local non-profit doing valuable work in Northeast Los Angeles.
The weeks ahead don’t have to be a rush. Here’s how you can chill and have fun in NELA from now ’til New Year’s Day.
Eagle Rock would be split into two U.S. congressional districts under the latest redistricting map. The dividing lines would run down Colorado Blvd. and Eagle Rock Blvd and more than half of Eagle Rock would be lumped in with Glendale, not NELA. The East Area Progressive Democrats urge you to speak out now against the map. Here’s how: https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-will-eagle-rock-stay-intact-we-can-if-you-act/
Eagle Rock senior citizens targeted in home-selling scams. Learn from their experiences. https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-tempted-to-sell-your-home-be-aware-be-prepared/
Learn more about the tiny homes for the homeless coming soon to Eagle Rock: At a Zoom meeting this evening (Weds., Dec. 15) at 6 p.m. representatives of CD 14 and Union Station Homeless Services, the tiny homes service provider, will make a presentation and take your questions. Details here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-eagle-rock-tiny-homes-presentation-dec-15-by-union-station-homeless-services/
Support the Sentinel by signing up for our free mailing list! We'll send our latest stories straight to your inbox. Already signed up? Share this post or send it to a friend. Find the form at the link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/PuyfQ35
Learn more about the tiny homes for the homeless coming soon to Eagle Rock: At a Zoom meeting on Weds., Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. representatives of CD 14 and Union Station Homeless Services, the tiny homes service provider, will make a presentation and take your questions. Details here: https://boulevardsentinel.com/sponsored-content-eagle-rock-tiny-homes-presentation-dec-15-by-union-station-homeless-services/