Sunday, August 31, 2014

East Los Angeles stories, photos and more

New diabetes prevention classes offered at historic General Hospital

BOYLE HEIGHTS — The East Los Angeles YMCA Wellness Center is enrolling persons who are at risk for type 2 diabetes for a new prevention program that will be conducted in the former General Hospital building in Boyle Heights. “Diabetes is a major epidemic within the ... Read More »

New charter middle school opens in East L.A.

The school is named after astronaut Ellen Ochoa | Photo courtesy Green Dot

EAST LOS ANGELES – Green Dot Public Schools has expanded its presence in East Los Angeles, opening  the Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School. The school – named after scientists Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina astronaut – is still enrolling for students for its sixth grade ... Read More »

On East L.A. pothole patrol

East L.A. pothole | C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES –  Some are long, some are circular  and some are deep.  The scariest time to run into one – literally – is at night. Potholes and other road defects are a fact of daily life for drivers in any community, including unincorporated East ... Read More »

Shopper & Diner: East LA chile relleno burrito declared best in the U.S.; new Highland Park brewery perfecting its craft; & Glassell Park warehouse shoe sale


The Daily Meal has conducted an exhaustive search of the country’s best burritos. Narrowing the list to just 35, the site has used a thorough metric approach to rate the wrapped sensation from New Orleans to Chicago to  New York and everywhere in between. Nobody, however, does ... Read More »

Eastside Property: What does $350k buy in East L.A?


The eternal question in Los Angeles seems to be where can you still get affordable housing? It seems particularly poignant these days as homes are going for significantly over asking price. We aim to answer the eternal question as we take a look at what $350k ... Read More »

Cat and mouse game in East L.A.

Photo by C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES — You know it’s going to be a rough week when,  first thing Monday morning, you find yourself trying to avoid being breakfast for two hungry cats.  This East L.A. mouse climbed on a branch to wait out those cats. Read More »

Muffler shops or cafes? East L.A. plans for the future

EAST LOS ANGELES — About two dozen community members, mostly local business representatives, gathered last week  to review and sound off over the county’s plans to “create a more walkable, attractive, and thriving community” along 3rd Street and other portions of East Los Angeles. Convened by ... Read More »

Viewpoints: East L.A. drowning serves as a tragic reminder of water safety

Photo by C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES — I learned to swim at the public pool in Atlantic Park, where I spent many summers growing up. So, last week’s drowning of 16-year-old Erick Ortiz at the pool reminded me of my own scary experience as a kid when I nearly drowned ... Read More »

In praise of moms, superheroes and an East L.A. security guard named Catalina Rojas

Our hero, Catalina Rojas | C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES — Superman. Thor. Spider-Man. X-Men. It seems that nowadays there is no shortage of superheroes, typically men saving those who can’t help themselves. But we don’t have to look to the skies or go a movie to find a true hero. Often, they ... Read More »

East L.A. water company seeks to improve facilities and customer relations

EAST LOS ANGELES — Usually the installation of new water pumps is not cause for a celebration. But this Wednesday a new renovated water pumping station in East L.A. was feted with a ribbon cutting ceremony, complete with tacos and tours. So, what’s the big deal? ... Read More »