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Oct
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Highland Park Hit and Run Results in Death to Pedestrian

by LA1 News Desk

   At almost 6:00 a.m. today, the driver of what police describe as a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer struck a 70-year-old male pedestrian who was crossing the street at the corner of Avenue 54 and York Boulevard. The driver was traveling south on Avenue 54, according to the LAPD.

   An employee of Five Star gas station on that corner told LA1 News he did not see the crash, but was told by his boss what happened. They both knew the victim in passing but did not know his name. "The guy was a very kind man. He was homeless, very old," the worker said of the victim. "He was a white gentleman who walked around very slowly in a hunch all the time."

   Police say the driver "stopped briefly" a short distance from the scene, before fleeing without rendering aid. The victim was transported to Huntington Memorial Medical Center, where he died a short time after his arrival.

Wed
16
Aug
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Cannabis Industry Supporters Rally Downtown

by LA1 News Desk

   Cannabis business owners, patients, activists, workers and supporters rallied yesterday at City Hall to demand nine important changes to draft proposed requirements designed to regulate LA’s cannabis industry. The rally was led by The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 (UFCW), United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) and the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force (LACTF).

Tue
15
Aug
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Owl Drug Store Says Goodbye to Highland Park

by LA1 News Desk

   Tomorrow will mark the end of an era in Highland Park. Owl Drug Store, which has been owned and operated by the Cheung family since 1984, is closing up shop. Located on North Figueroa Street at Avenue 57, the neighborhood drug store will close down tomorrow, according to Mei Cheung. "It's a good thing, because there are a lot of young people moving into the neighborhood," she says. "We are too old to keep up anymore."

   Asked what kind of establishment will be there next, Mrs. Cheung says she does not yet know. "We are not selling the building," she says. "We are going to rent it out to somebody, but we are not yet sure who." One thing is for sure, the new business won't be Owl's. "We looked into keeping the business name but that won't be possible," she says.

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