September 19, 2020

THE LINCOLN STAR

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LA City Councilman Jose Huizar Arrested On Corruption Charges

More than 18 months after federal authorities raided his office, longtime
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar became the fifth and most highprofile person to be arrested in an ongoing corruption investigation in which
officials at City Hall accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from
real estate developers.
The 51-year-old Huizar was arrested at his Boyle Heights home Tuesday on one count of
conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. He
is set to appear in federal court in downtown L.A. Tuesday afternoon. He faces a maximum
sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted as charged.

Portola Pharmacy Fighting Mental Health Post COVID-19

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It's Official.

The Lincoln Heights 2020 Virtual Film Festival Shirts hit the streets. More films to come soon. Get your submission in to info@youthfilmproductions. com to qualify for cash and prizes.

Akhavan Law Group – Community means caring about our work, our colleagues, and our place in the world, geographic and otherwise, and in turn being inspired by this caring.

Main Street Bridge For High Speed

Way back in October 2018 the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council saw a presentation from Regional Director Michelle Boehm, California High Speed Rail (HSR), that this $55 Billion project would be here sometime around now. It’s a really fast train that takes you to San Francisco, Merced, possibly San Diego and Sacramento. So, what does that mean to us? Locally it envisions a big change in that the new fast rail line (HSR) west of the River can’t continue at grade level at the existing Main Street Bridge and the LA River. Oops. So they have to raise it. Yes, raise it. 75 feet! But actually they’re just going to build a new bridge. This bridge, being so high up in the air, has to ramp up from way back at Ave 17 to get vertical clearance for the HSR line
which needs at least 35 feet. So that changes Broadway or Spring? Is everybody going to drive thru our lovely narrow residential streets to get away from Main Street? Really? The other side of the River has issues too, but going north to south will have some twists and turns even after the new bridge is built. I suppose we’ll all get used to it, right? One could get to the bridge from the north on either Ave 17, 19, 20 or
Daly Street. I’d guess anyone unfamiliar with the area will get totally lost. We wonder what Google will say. Have you seen that movie about strangers getting lost, at night, in an industrial area? Doesn’t look like the 5 Freeway off ramp will be affected though. That’s nice. This might not be too alarming, but.. it’s only one of many large scale projects heading to Lincoln Heights. City Planning and the Bureau of Engineering have really
big plans for us, one should get acquainted with all of them. Besides the new (apparently approved overnight) Transportation Oriented

things quite a lot. Read on, it gets interesting. The existing streets, Albion, Gibbon, Lamar, and Clover, will all change considerably. They intersect Main now, but the new Main Street will be much higher and so most of these streets will have new curvilinear shapes (!) and will snake under Main Street. Then these streets will continue on to streets further south. Some right turn only conditions will occur as well. From the new Albion Park, you could drive directly to.. well, frankly I don’t know. Those streets mentioned above terminate at the piggy back yards between Main and Mission. So, it looks like from the park you can circle around San Antonio Winery, possibly stop for an enjoyable tour, and then heading back north with the extension of Clover to Lamar, past the UPS “Customer Center”, and get back to Main Street. Right turn only. Kinda like an Eastside Disneyland, but alongside eighty foot trucks. Going west on Main Street is not possible as Clover will be right turn only. The closest freeway on ramp is, well, quite a ways away. Heading to North

Community on Ave 34 that brings 1000 new residents here, we have the jail project with it’s 500 plus residents on Ave 19’s Festival Street, the DWP Safe Water Campus has a few hundred, and of course the soon-to-come transformation of our community, courtesy of LA City Planning, the Bureau of Engineering, and these Islands of Improvement. None of the new projects seem to have any connection to North Broadway, sadly, and they all have limited parking for the new residents and shoppers. I wonder where they will park? Hmm Anyway, this new High Speed Rail will increase the claim we are a “transportation rich” and “job rich” community just waiting to get “improved” with new City Stamped Development. How about that! If you think we need more time to “digest this”, please let them know, contact: Michelle Boehm, Michelle.Boehm@HSR. CA.gov 213-628-8024, 700 North Alameda Street, Room 3-532 Los Angeles, CA 90012

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