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Marcos and Minnie Newsletter

Marcos Aguilar and Minnie Ferguson

The many challenges of running an El Sereno charter school

He grew up on the Mexican border and experienced homelessness while struggling to stay in school. She was student body president and class valedictorian at Lincoln High School. Today, husband-and-wife Marcos Aguilar and Minnie Ferguson run a charter school in El Sereno focused on indigenous culture and where students are partially taught in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs.

It hasn't been easy. The couple have battled with the school district and have been labeled communists. But Anahuacalmecac International University Prep has survived and grown.

“Our plan is to really foster an ecosystem across the county of Los Angeles that improves the life experience and the educational experience for indigenous students,” Aguilar said.

Details in The Eastsider

Raman recall moving forward

4th District Councilmember Nithya Raman was served with a recall notice at her Silver Lake home -- only six months after she took office, reports The LA Times. Organizers of the recall, which is spearheaded by Los Feliz Ledger publisher Allison Cohen, claim that Raman has proven unresponsive to constituents and have faulted her over several issues, including homeless encampments and opposing height limits on Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz.

Recall organizers must still obtain the signatures of 27,000 people in the 4th District to put the issue to a vote, said the Times. 

Raman, in a statement to the Times, said “I invite the organizers of this recall to work with me on making it an even better place to live, work, and raise our children.”

Honoring the Neutra legacy

Legendary architect Richard Neutra and son Dion left their mark on Silver Lake. They created numerous Mid-Century homes and buildings that made the neighborhood a destination for fans of Mid-Century design. Now, one of those buildings, dubbed The Reunion House, has been declared a historic landmark. 

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Home shopping near Ivanhoe Elementary

Neutra homes may be coveted. But when it comes to Silver Lake real estate, many home buyers are more concerned about whether their kids will be able to attend Ivanhoe Elementary, one of the city's most sought after public schools. This week's Now Asking found three homes in the Ivanhoe attendance area.

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• Solano Canyon: A brush fire burned about two acres of Elysian Park near Solano Canyon and the Arroyo Seco Parkway (110 Freeway) on Wednesday afternoon.

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 June 10: Can We Still Find the Good in the World?

• June 12: Pop-Up Event in Boyle Heights

• June 12: LA Police Museum Community Grand Reopening

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Jesús Sanchez is the publisher of The Eastsider. He has more than 30 years of experience in newspaper and online journalism and has been a staff writer at USA Today and the LA Times. The L.A. native is a graduate of East LA College and Cal State Long Beach. He lives in Echo Park.


Jesus Sanchez is the publisher of The Eastsider. He has more than 30 years of experience in newspaper and online journalism and has been a staff writer at USA Today and the LA Times. He lives in Echo Park.

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