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Saturday, April 29, 2017

East Los Angeles stories, photos and 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 »

One man killed in East L.A. shooting [updated]

EAST LOS ANGELES —  One man was fatally shot this afternoon near Blanchard Street and Geraghty Avenue. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department were called in at about 4:22 pm. Officials  provided no other details in an advisory but ABC 7 posted an aerial photo on Twitter ... Read More »

Apartment buildings planned near East L.A. cemetery entrance

EAST LOS ANGELES — An affordable housing developer is planning to build more than 100 apartments and 5,000-square-feet of retail space across from the Whittier Boulevard entrance of Calvary Cemetery. Meta Housing Corp. would build the apartment buildings on two separate sites catty-corner from each other ... Read More »