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Yes, that was a giant banana cruising down Whittier Boulevard

EAST LOS ANGELES — C.J. Salgado took this photo of a “banana car” — sporting a license plate that spelled out “SPLIT” — as it  traveled the boulevard this afternoon. The banana on wheels was a promotion for a company that makes a line of dehydrated, organic banana snacks.  Can’t wait until a low-rider banana cruises on Whittier. More East Los ... Read More »

Highland Park couple welcomes New Year’s Day baby

Cynthia Henao and Miguel Salgado of Highland Park rang in the new year with a new baby. Henao gave birth to Aubree Salgado – 6 pounds, 12 ounces – at 4:46 a.m. at Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital, according to hospital officials. It was the first birth of the year at the Glendale Memorial, which gave the family a ... Read More »

Two-car crash in East Los Angeles

EAST LOS ANGELES -- Two passenger cars collided at intersection of Floral Drive and Dangler Avenue at about 8 a.m. today as one of the vehicles attempted to turn into the side street Read More »

Neighbor Spotlight: Artist is dedicated to her craft and East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES -- At 26, artist Gloria Negrete is making her mark in East L.A. one artwork at a time. Last year, her drawing of the “ghost woman” of Evergreen Cemetery graced the cover of Haunted East Los Angeles, a book of scary stories about “the most haunted locations” in East L.A. by Mario Becerra. Dedicated to her craft, she spent a day at the cemetery sketching in ink and watercolor for that project. A longtime resident of East L.A., she’s a scooter-riding, Japanese food loving, Judo-competing, young artist with a mission: build up her portfolio. Chalk one up, Gloria. Read More »

The making of a scary East L.A. story

EAST LOS ANGELES -- Shhhhh. Come closer. If you ask me, it’s not Halloween without a good scary story. First time author, Mario J. Becerra couldn’t agree more. His recently published book, Haunted East Los Angeles, tells of devil worship, spirit children, Ouija boards, poltergeists, and graveyard apparitions. Apparently, many others agree, too, because the Chicano Resource Center at the East Los Angeles Library was packed at his Thursday evening book talk. Read More »

East L.A. park goers welcome improvements

EAST LOS ANGELES -- This summer Atlantic Park in East L.A. got some upgrades that, although summer has officially ended, the community will continue to make use of, especially with the continuing warm weather which keeps many enjoying the outdoors well into the evening hours. Read More »