As a child Alice Bag, born Alicia Armendariz, was shy and spoke very little English. In kindergarten, she sometimes would cry due to her frustrations with English, Spanish being her first language. As an East Los Angeles teenager Bag fronted the band The Bags in the early days of the Los Angeles punk scene. She eventually got down the whole English part just fine.
One of the biggest issues facing new County Supervisor Hilda Solis, whose district includes most of the Eastside, is how to close the 710 Freeway gap between El Sereno and Pasadena. On Wednesday, Solis, who replaced Gloria Molina as Supervisor of the First District, hinted at her preferences and concerns about the alternatives now being considered.
EAST LOS ANGELES -- Parklets - those slivers of public spaces that are turned into micro plazas and gathering spots - have arrived in East Los Angeles. On Wednesday, county officials, including County Supervisor Hilda Solis, gathered on Mednik Avenue outside a burger place to dedicate one of three parklets, which in this case resemble a backyard deck complete with seats, table and potted plants.
EAST LOS ANGELES -- A woman who was confronted by two masked robbers inside her home this morning was bound with duct tape while the robbers ransacked the residence.
EAST LOS ANGELES — The L.A. County Department of Parks website describes Atlantic Avenue Park as “inviting for leisure picnics and strolls.” However, there is a problem with the lighting or the lack of.
EAST LOS ANGELES – Kids In Sports, a nonprofit involved in youth athletics, is signing up youths between the ages of 5 – 17 for ... Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES -- Steven Cruz, the 14-year-old who was stabbed to death in front of Griffith Junior High School on Jan. 23, was buried today following a weekend of memorial services and fundraisers.
Cruz, a student at Garfield Senior High, was headed home on a Friday afternoon when he stopped at Griffith Junior High to visit friends, the L.A. County Sheriff Department told EGP News.Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES – LASD homicide detectives working on Friday’s fatal stabbing of a boy outside an East L.A. middle school have arrested a second ... Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES -- On Tuesday night, volunteers fanned out across East L.A., bearing clipboards, tally sheets, maps, and flashlights for the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES – Authorities are looking for the suspect who used a pair of scissors to fatally stab a 14-year-old outside David Wark Griffith Junior ... Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES --Sometimes size really does matter, at least when it comes to disposing of trash from our homes. Republic Services, which provides waste disposal for unincorporated East Los Angeles, began to offer noticeably larger blue recycle cart or bins at no additional charge as part of a service enhancements that were promoted last summer. Sound good? Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES -- While the national economy seems to be growing at a healthy rate, the economy appears to be a mixed bag in East L.A.. Take for example Whittier Place, a brand new strip shopping center on Whittier Boulevard. Palm trees have been planted and the parking lot lines have been freshly painted. But of the 18 spaces up for lease, only about half are occupied so far, with tenants skewed to the big corporate chains. Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES -- Some kids painted a perimeter fence. Others just painted vegetables and fruits on paper for fun or thrash about wildly in mounds of mulch strewn. But serious work also went on as over two dozen parents and others built raised gardening beds in East L.A. first community garden. Read More »