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Friday, June 23, 2017

East Los Angeles stories, photos and more

Don’t forget it’s Flag Day today

Rainbow flag in East Los Angeles

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More »

Flowers come in all shapes and sizes in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES — Photographer Aurelio Jose Barrera took a walk to admire the flowers, from the springtime poppies blooming in front yards to the giant, flower-shaped canopies that are always in full flower over the East L.A. Civic Center Gold Line station. Got a story, ... Read More »

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 »

The oldies never went out of style at Sounds of Music in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES -- On a recent afternoon Could It Be I am Falling in Love by the Spinners played at the Sounds of Music on Whittier Boulevard. The 1973 hit was released only a couple of years after Carlos Reyes bought the record store. I remember that back then the store was filled with vinyl records. Now, most of the music sold is on CDs but he still has a great selection of original and re-issued vinyl LPs and many boxes of loosely organized 45s. Read More »