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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Boyle Heights stories, photos and more

Boyle Heights vs. Highland Park: A tale of two Starbucks

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BOYLE HEIGHTS —  If the new Highland Park Starbucks is a depressing letdown, then perhaps the disappointed latte-lovers in search of more ambiance should visit the equally new Boyle Heights Starbucks. The two new stores, both of which opened last month, share a lot in common: ... Read More »

Libros Schmibros celebrates four years in Boyle Heights

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Lending library and bookstore Libros Schmibros celebrated its fourth anniversary on Sunday with a packed house and accolades from the Mayor’s office. Priding itself as a community bookstore, Libros Schmibros offered customers three books of their choosing for $5 at the celebration. Horchata ... Read More »

5 Questions for artist Jaime Zacarias, aka GERMS

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — To glimpse a mural by the artist GERMS is to experience wild interpretations of Chicano culture and religious iconography. Where disembodied luchador masks float on tentacles and the sunbursts shine forth like La Virgen de Guadalupe. On East 1st Street in Boyle Heights ... Read More »

Boyle Heights street art in the making

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BOYLE HEIGHTS – This time-lapse video by Edgar Gameros shows a team of street artists repainting the side of a building a the corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Savannah Street.  The new work covered up an existing mural, shown below in a Google Map image ... Read More »