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Lost in Boyle Heights: White – Female- Shihtzu

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Help popcorn find her way home or return her to owner , shes white with gray ears female ,shih-tzu. 4 years old, neutered july 4,2015 popcorn got scared of fireworks ran from beswick and esperanza reward please call 323 263-5808 popcorn is loved thank you for ... Read More »

East L.A.’s Wheelchair Wash lifts spirits and brings communities together

Photo by C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES -- Sunday at the East L.A. Civic Center was a perfect summer day for relaxing in the park, fishing in the lake or getting your wheelchair washed. Yes, wheelchairs need a good cleaning now and then, and the 12th Annual Wheelchair Wash found volunteers providing a free cleaning as part of a day-long health and community resources fair. Read More »

A community garden grows in East L.A.

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EAST LOS ANGELES -- Four-year-old Emilio ran back and forth between the water faucet and his garden plot at Saturday’s grand opening of the Eastmont Community Garden. Like a seasoned gardener, he kept busy filling a watering can to quench the dry soil where he’d previously planted strawberries, tomatoes, and chili plants. More so, he proudly pointed to tomatoes already ripening on the vine, as well as the cilantro and carrot seeds he would soon plant.

Five questions for punk archivist and author Alice Bag

Alice Bag, author, feminist and archivist | Photo by Martin Sorrondeguy

As a child Alice Bag, born Alicia Armendariz, was shy and spoke very little English. In kindergarten, she sometimes would cry due to her frustrations with English, Spanish being her first language. As an East Los Angeles teenager Bag fronted the band The Bags in the early days of the Los Angeles punk scene. She eventually got down the whole English part just fine.

East L.A. takes back the streets with parklets

Whittier Boulevard Parklet | L.A. County Dept. of Public Works

EAST LOS ANGELES -- Parklets - those slivers of public spaces that are turned into micro plazas and gathering spots - have arrived in East Los Angeles. On Wednesday, county officials, including County Supervisor Hilda Solis, gathered on Mednik Avenue outside a burger place to dedicate one of three parklets, which in this case resemble a backyard deck complete with seats, table and potted plants.