Tuesday, December 1, 2015

East Los Angeles stories, photos and more

East L.A. homeless begin the morning with Thanksgiving tamales

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera

EAST LOS ANGELES  — Members of Fellowship of Light  church fanned out across the streets and parking lots of East Los Angeles early this morning to distribute handmade tamales to the homeless for Thanksgiving. Photographer Aurelio Jose Barrera, who also helps feed East L.A. homeless,  joined the ... Read More »

Homeless families settle into new East L.A. apartments


EAST LOS ANGELES — Officials last week held a grand opening for Whittier Place, a 25-unit affordable housing complex that includes services to support formerly homeless families. The three-story project, constructed on the site of a vacant lot and former bar on Whittier Boulevard,  includes 18 ... Read More »

Juvenile shot dead in East L.A. [updated]


EAST LOS ANGELES — A teenage male was fatally shot tonight in the 3500 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue only a little more than six months after a deadly shooting took place in the same area. L.A. Now reports that the victim, who was shot at ... 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 »