A neighborhood blogger signs off

90042-logo-crop.jpgWaltarrrrr at 90042 has blogged about Highland Park for four and a half years, becoming essential reading in Northeast Los Angeles. He's taking time off to get back to his art work, proud of his run.

All-too-often I posted the only notices of shootings or murders in our community that real media outlets ignored....Stories that would have otherwise never been told, were shared, and history was remembered. I feel the community was better off for whatever contribution was made.

I tried to keep it interesting and avoided being too self-indulging. (Sorry, my blog, my indulgence.) So many stories I wanted to do but never had enough time. As small as this zip code seems, or as non-affluent as it may seem, I could have wrote a story about it every day and never fully tell the story of this place we call home.

He ends with a photo series of one of the last streetcars to rattle through Los Angeles and neighboring cities in 1963, and with a circa 1905 photo over Highland Park and Northeast L.A. He gets a nice salute from fellow blogger Jesus Sanchez at The Eastsider L.A, in a post titled What will Highland Park (and the rest of us) do without Waltarrrrr?

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