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$20,000 reward to be offered in East L.A. bus stabbing; how Elysian Park served as a “public plaza set in nature” for Mexican-Americans

Bus Stabbing: L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis said she will be offering a $20,000 reward to help find the suspect who stabbed a college student while both rode a bus through East Los Angeles. My News LA

Elysian Park: Urban planner James Rojas, in a first-person piece for KCET, explores Elysian Park’s significance among Mexican-Americans.  For many Mexican-Americans, the park was a public “plaza set in nature,” Rojas writes. “It became the place to express their cool and display their new prosperity through cars, clothing, music, and socializing among their peers.”

New Album: Echo Park singer/songwriter Samira Winter on her band’s new album that includes a tribute to her cat, Zoey. L.A. Weekly

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