Los Angeles voters support funding homeless services, re-elect Mayor

Boyle Heights Beat reporter Kyle Garcia gives readers context for the results of the March election, which featured important local issues like homelessness and the re-election of Mayor Eric Garcetti to a second term. Garcia noted that fewer than 12 percent of registered voters cast ballots. “Los Angeles voters shot down Tuesday a controversial measure […]

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Gang members indicted in 2014 public housing firebomb attack

This month federal prosecutors charged seven Latino gang members for the 2014 firebombing of the homes of black residents of Ramona Gardens, the largest public housing project in Los Angeles. One week before the attack, Boyle Heights Beat student writer Melissa Martinez reported that African American families were finally moving back to Ramona Gardens after decades […]

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Herbalife customers keep buying in Boyle Heights, unaware of controversy

Described by some as a pyramid scheme and by others as a company promoting nutritional supplements, Herbalife still draws a healthy business in Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles despite a recent blow to the company. The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company pay $200 million to compensate consumers who believe claims they could get […]

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