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Pasadena Latino Coalition

Pasadena Latino Coalition

It is an interesting thing to note that every third person in Pasadena identifies as a Latina or Latino.  The  range of education, experience, and political party can be as varied as their linguistic ability in either English or Spanish.  There are folks who are members of the Job Center and those who are members […]

117-year-old Lincoln Heights house in line to become historic landmark

117-year-old Lincoln Heights house in line to become historic landmark

Built 117 years ago at the base of a Lincoln Heights hill,  the Queen Anne-style Young-Gribling residence retains an imposing albeit haunted-house like presence complete with steep roofs and a tower that looks down upon Griffin Avenue.  But the home at 3320 Griffin Avenue  is in need of extensive repairs, prompting the current owners to […]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, Elysian Heights, Garvanza & Mt. Washington

News & Notes from  Boyle Heights, Elysian Heights, Garvanza & Mt. Washington

Datsun In Repose, Atwater Village | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr College Scholarship fund for the builder of Boyle Heights cardboard arcade tops $152,000. ABC7 City Councils renews focus on Southwest Museum. Arroyo Seco Journal Elysian Heights Elementary holds fundraiser for Catalina Island field trip.  School Yard Garvanza residents ride to the rescue of historic property. […]

Elysian Heights school raises money for Catalina field trip

Elysian Heights school raises money for Catalina field trip

Elysian Heights Elementary will hold a fundraiser on Monday, April 23  to help send 32 sixth graders to Catalina Island on a three-day field trip to learn about marine biology at the Catalina Island Marine Institute.  The IN-N-OUT Burger Family Night is part of a year-long fundraising effort to raise $7,557 to cover the cost.  […]

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East L.A., Echo Park & Lincoln Heights

News & Notes from Boyle Heights, East L.A., Echo Park & Lincoln Heights

Van De Kamp's, Glassell Park | Photo by Stephen Roullier Colorful Lincoln Heights Victorian up for sale at $449,000. Curbed L.A. CicLAvia rolls through Boyle Heights on Sunday. KPCC East L.A. cardboard game arcade to make room for Echo Park pinball machine. LAist The Boyle Heights activist who founded the Mothers of East L.A. dies […]

L.A. River roars to life

L.A. River roars to life

Today’s storm turned the Los Angeles River into a torrent of brown water and white foam as tree branches, foam cups and an occasional brave bird rode the rapids as the water passed under the Fletcher Drive bridge in Elysian Valley. The river, judging by the debris left on the pathway at right, had receded […]

Storefront Report: New Silver Lake coffeehouse prepares to open

Storefront Report: New Silver Lake coffeehouse prepares to open

The signs outside a Silver Lake strip mall still say Box & Ship and Silverlake Cleaners but inside a new  coffeehouse and restaurant is in the works. Modern Eats plans to open in a few weeks in a building on Glendale Boulevard near Fletcher Drive that houses a Subway sandwich shop and a laundry (Anyone […]

TACO U.S.A. How Mexican Food Conquered America

TACO U.S.A. How Mexican Food Conquered America

To say Gustavo Arellano is an animated speaker is a little like saying the desert can be hot.  This first picture is intentionally blurry because it captures the energy that he displayed Tuesday night at LA Plaza.  It was his first book signing for his new book Taco USA.  And he shared that, even though […]

Echo Park traffic accident victim dies

Echo Park traffic accident victim dies

An elderly man who was struck by a car on Echo Park Avenue this morning has died from his injuries, police said this afternoon.  The man, described as  a male Latino in his 60s,  was transported to a hospital, where he died at about 11 a.m. following surgery, said Officer Karen Rayner with the LAPD. […]

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Atwater, East L.A. & Hermon

News & Notes from Angeleno Heights, Atwater, East L.A. & Hermon

Metro Gold Line Art, Mount Washington | Photo by Martha Benedict Fatal shooting death of 21-year-old Angeleno Heights man leaves family and police searching for answers. L.A Weekly &  Patch Atwater Village coffeehouse plays a supporting role for Hollywood writers.  L.A. Times Nine-year-old boy builds a cardboard game arcade in an East L.A. auto parts […]

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