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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.

For Sale: Cute & Tidy House in East LA

460-N.-Indiana-St-1-2

460 N. Indiana St. | $249,900 | Property Website Open House: Saturday & Sunday, Feb 21 & 22 from 1-4pm First time on the market in over 40 years. Very well cared for, this home has remodeled bedrooms and bath. Good sized kitchen, dining area, wood ... Read More »

East L.A. mourns 14-year-old stabbing victim

Memorial for Steven Cruz | C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES -- Steven Cruz, the 14-year-old who was stabbed to death in front of Griffith Junior High School on Jan. 23, was buried today following a weekend of memorial services and fundraisers.

Cruz, a student at Garfield Senior High, was headed home on a Friday afternoon when he stopped at Griffith Junior High to visit friends, the L.A. County Sheriff Department told EGP News.

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