Active Eastsider-Family & Youth

You’re never too young to learn yoga in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES -- For much of the week, when one walks into People’s Yoga in East Los Angeles, quiet, peaceful, instrumental music plays while adults carefully align their poses. Sunday mornings, however, are quite different. Children and their parents moo during Cow pose, bark during Downward Facing Dog and reach for the stars while singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Read More »

1,400 middle schoolers run for fun and fitness in Elysian Park

The paths of Elysian Park were extra busy Saturday morning as more than 1,400 middle school runners raced up and over hills as part of the 2016 LA84 Run4Fun Festival. The 28th annual event, which involved a total of six races on a 1.25-mile course, marked the culmination of a 10-week program, funded by the LA84Foundation, that introduces middle-schoolers to ... Read More »

Montecito Heights playground gets a colorful makeover

MONTECITO HEIGHTS — City officials will gather tomorrow at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center to show off the latest thing in playgrounds. The renovated playground features towers and equipment topped with colorful, translucent panels that double as outdoor art. It’s the first playground in the city, according to a press release issued by Council District 1, to use these elements ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: East LA Athletics Christmas Raffle Tickets Fundraiser

Submitted by East LA Athletics 12U Baseball team The East LA Athletics 12U baseball team is preparing to go compete for a title in paradise. These boys won 2 world series events in California in 2015 as 11 year olds and next year they were invited to represent California in the State of Hawaii. The East LA Boys have their ... Read More »

Elysian Valley furniture factory turning into giant gymnastics center

ELYSIAN VALLEY — The Klub Gymnastics once operated out of a van, with coaches teaching gymnastic classes at schools and rec centers. The firm eventually moved into a permanent gym in Silver Lake but is now poised to make a big move into a far bigger space, a nearly 40,000-square-foot, former furniture factory in Elysian Valley. The new center, which ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s CD13 Family Resource Fair

Submitted by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell Constituents in the great 13th Council District are invited to attend a family resource fair that will provide free medical and dental exams, as well as connect residents with a variety of city and social services, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell announced today. The event will take place on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Silver Lake Kartwheel-A-Thon benefits Special Olympics athletes

  Submitted by he Klub Gymnastics The Klub Gymnastics, a Silver Lake based gymnastics center, held a kartwheel-a-thon to benefit The Special Olympics World Games. Students at The Klub were pledged amounts per cartwheel that they could complete in five minutes. The initial goal was to raise $2500, the amount needed to sponsor one athlete. We exceeded our goal and ... Read More »

Bulletin Board: Support the Glassell Park Minor Baseball League

Submitted by Miriam with the Glassell Park Minor Baseball League Just asking for a little shout out for our Amazing Glassel Park Minor Baseball league. We are scheduled to play for the Championship title this Saturday at 11 am against Silver Lake team at the Glassell Park Recreation Center, 3650 Verdugo Road in Glassell Park. Read More »

Coed basketball program signing up players in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES –  Kids In Sports, a nonprofit involved in youth athletics, is signing up youths between the ages of 5 – 17 for a coed basketball program in Salazar Park.  “We are trying to get more movement in that area to get the youth into sports so later on in their lives they can take the lessons and ... Read More »

Accountability via Community

I first joined AAY! when they started nearly 10 years ago and it makes me proud to say that Nar and Elaine have not lost sight of their vision since they began. They mean it when they say accountability via community. And for me, this is truly what sets AAY! apart from other programs. Read More »