Sunday, April 13, 2014

East Los Angeles stories, photos and more

For Rent: City Terrace House for Student or Senior

  1004 De Garmo Drive |  $1,000/month | Beautiful vistas from hilltop home, 1 bedroom rear home, new flooring and fresh paint throughout, new kitchen counter, stove and refrigerator, washer hookup, gated backyard, covered back patio, 1 parking in driveway. Perfect for student or senior. Near ... Read More »

New Garfield High auditorium makes its debut

EAST LOS ANGELES — Seven years after Garfield High‘s historic auditorium was destroyed by an arson fire, the school on Saturday held a ribbon-cutting for a new theater  that school officials hope will trigger a revival of arts on the East L.A. campus. The Jaime Escalante ... Read More »

Scenes & Sightings: East L.A. in a jam


Echo Park is not the only place stuck in traffic these days. The northbound section of the 710 Long Beach Freeway through East Los Angeles has been clogged for much of the day because of a film shoot, according to Caltrans.  The closures take place north ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: East L.A. community leader honored as Woman of the Year

Photo courtesy 51st Assembly District

In celebration of Women’s History Month, California Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez today honored Teresa Palacios as the 51st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. Palacios is Executive Director of Eastmont Community Center, which provides education, social and health services to residents in in East Los Angeles. “There ... Read More »

Juvenile killed in East L.A. shooting*


View Larger Map Detectives with the L.A. County Sheriff Department tonight were investigating the fatal shooting of a male juvenile in East Los Angeles. The shooting took place at about 9 p.m. in the 900 block of Fraser Street near Whittier Boulevard, according to preliminary information ... Read More »

Need a love potion for Valentine’s Day? Your local botanica may have what you desire

Forget about flowers and chocolates. How about some “Come To Me” oil or a “Domination” candle to fan the flames of romance in time for Valentine’s Day. Sales of these and other “love products” peak at many botanicas and folk medicine shops found across Boyle Heights, East ... Read More »

Pan Dulce or Doughnut? East L.A. bakery satisfies your craving for both with Payasos

Open since 1949, El Gallo Bakery is an East L.A. tradition. Mention the famed panaderia to anyone who grew up in the neighborhood, and you’re sure to hear one word over and over: “payaso.” If you’ve ever had a Payaso, you understand why, and if you ... Read More »

Affordable yoga finds followers in Boyle Heights and East L.A.

It’s a quiet Monday night at the former Boyle Hotel in Boyle Heights as people of different ages and races make their way into the restored landmark to relax with an hour of yoga. The classes, which are taught by certified yoga instructors Lauren Quan-Madrid and ... Read More »

Nothing says East L.A. like Silver Lake

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If some people get irate when Silver Lake is called “the Eastside,” imagine what they will think when they spot the “2014 East L.A. Calendar” with a drawing of Silver Lake on the cover?  One reader snapped a photo of the East L.A. Calendar, which is ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Volunteer Tutors Needed for Homeless Children in Your Community


Submitted by Paula School on Wheels Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Why not become a volunteer tutor for a homeless child? The nonprofit School on Wheels is looking for dedicated people to volunteer tutor for one hour a ... Read More »