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Nancy From Eastside Clover, Lincoln Heights (Queer History)

Nancy Valverde (1932 – present) is a barber, as well as a notable lesbian and gender-nonconformist. She was repeatedly charged and incarcerated in Lincoln Heights Jail  for “masquerading.” Her story is one of challenging bias and injustice; and eventually winning. 2,292 more words

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed Along 10 Freeway in East L.A.

A pedestrian was struck and killed along the 10 Freeway in East Los Angeles early Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred just before 2 a.m. 60 more words

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Violence: My Brief Junior High School Reflections

For many people, the 1950’s conjure up images of Rock-n-Roll, the Korean War, Sputnik, Jazz, “The Golden Age of Television,” and the sleek and classy cars.   522 more words


Las Cafeteras: o coletivo chicano com uma mensagem política

Las Cafeteras é um coletivo chicano formado por 4 homens e 3 mulheres nascidos em Los Angeles, com (alguma) descendência mexicana. Eles são o  resultado da salada cultural existente em… 362 more words


Gentrifiers... Pa Fuera!

When Los Angeles natives think of Boyle Heights, it’s possible that the first images they may think of can be Mariachi Plaza, strolling through 4th Street or even… 497 more words

Flash Movie Review: Lowriders

YOU cannot force a person to love something or someone they do not like. I have never seen it become successful. There was a mother I knew who drove her daughter everywhere to audition for dance roles even though the daughter did not have her heart in it. 555 more words


Portrait Gallery: Charlie Walshe, East Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights), ca. 1890

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

Portraits are telling for a wide variety of reasons.  They can give us a good idea of fashion of a given time, they might be vocational showing someone in a uniform or with the tools of the trade, they might have been taken for a special event like a wedding or confirmation or they might be introducing a new member of a family especially a baby. 541 more words

Paul R. Spitzzeri