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Supervisor Solis wants to put the brakes on Whittier Boulevard cruising

EAST LOS ANGELES — Cruising Whittier Boulevard, once a time honored ritual, had faded away in recent years. But apparently there’s been a cruising comeback, with events drawing 2,000 classic as well as rather ordinary cars to jam the boulevard. Now, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis wants to renew efforts to clamp down on the cruising events in response to ... Read More »

Rainbow flag in East Los Angeles

Don’t forget it’s Flag Day today

EAST LOS ANGELES — Today marks the birthday of the stars and stripes,  which was adopted as the nation’s flag on June 14, 1777, by the Second Continental Congress, according to Wikipedia. There are no Eastside Flag Day parades that we know of, but at least one patriotic person in East L.A. had a rainbow version of the stars and stripes ... Read More »

Lost in City Terrace: Playful mixed-pug pup

She is a Pug mixed. She is brown with a black line thru her back and floppy ears. She is small, playful pup. She is extremely important to the family. If you see her, have her or know someone that has her please call me. She went missing May 24, 2017. I plead for help from the neighborhood, we miss ... Read More »

Fans of El Chavo will love this East L.A. mural [updated]

EAST LOS ANGELES —  The characters and actors who appeared in El Chavo del Ocho are among the most beloved in Spanish-language television. While it has been decades since the last episodes were made, El Chavo, whose main character was an orphan who lived in a working-class apartment complex,  remains a popular figure. One example of that enduring popularity  is ... Read More »

Young urban planners show off ideas for the future of East L.A.

About 85 students from East L.A. Renaissance Academy came to USC this week with 10-foot-long models and 3D videos in hand to present their ideas for reimagining main streets, like Whittier and Atlantic boulevards and First Street. The ultimate goal of the ongoing Greetings From East L.A. project is to prepare ELARA students for attending the USC Price School of Public ... Read More »

Easter Sunday begins with the gift of a tangerine

EAST LOS ANGELES — Easter morning, like most Sunday mornings, found Aurelio Jose Barrera out early on his bike distributing food to the homeless. In his bike basket today were some of the five bags of tangerines that he and his 12-year-old daughter picked from the tree of Margaret Garcia and Rhett Beavers in Echo Park. Barrera stopped to give ... Read More »

East Los Angeles bank building lands on National Register of Historic Places

EAST LOS ANGELES — When it came to opening its first branch, the Pan American National Bank  established a bold presence with a building that combined a forward-looking Mid-Century style and a mosaic mural with pre-Columbian imagery.  The branch symbolized the ambitions of its founders — which included Romana Acosta Bañuelos, a tortilla maker  who went on to become U.S. ... Read More »

Market Watch: What are houses selling for in East Los Angeles?

EAST LOS ANGELES — During the last three months, the average sales price of all single-family homes sold in unincorporated East Los Angeles was $387,238, according to Redfin.com. The average home that was sold had 2.7 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and 1,199-square-feet of space. The average home lasted 43.7 days on the market before it was sold. Want more numbers? Here ... Read More »