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Purple passion

One of the stand-out vehicles at Saturday’s Class Car Night Show in East Los Angeles was the purple and silver 1958 Thunderbird pictured above. C.J. ... Read More »

Día de los Muertos celebrated in East L.A.

While many were focused on election results last night, the East Los Angeles Civic Center was filled with people attending Self Help Graphic's 37th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. Photographers Martha Benedict and Jesse Saucedo were there to capture images of the altars, faces and spirit of the event. Read More »

East L.A. remembers the Chicano Moratorium

A contingent of Brown Berets were part of a procession this morning down Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium, a series of Vietnam-era civil rights and anti-war demonstrations that ended in violence, including the death of L.A. Times journalist Ruben Salazar in the former Silver Dollar bar in East Los Angeles. Read More »

Will Self Help Graphics leave East L.A. behind?

Three decades of arts classes, exhibits and performances have made Self Help Graphics & Art one of East Los Angeles' most important cultural centers. But, with the mosaic-covered building up for sale, a reinvigorated Self Help Graphics is deciding whether to stay or leave its longtime home at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Gage avenues, perhaps moving into the City of Los Angeles and neighboring Boyle Heights. Read More »