Battery-recycling plant may face legal action
A study by South Coast Air Quality Management District recently released information on the high arsenic levels emitted by battery-recycling plant Exide Technologies. Affecting close to 110,000 people residing in the cities of Vernon, Boyle Heights and surrounding areas, possible legal action could be taken by the Los Angeles City Council if Exide does not establish public meetings in these cities and makes further efforts to reduce the amount of emissions released. More at latimes.com

Shooting death in Boyle Heights
Police believe the shooting death of a man in Boyle Heights last Thursday may be gang-related. Multiple shots killed the man found dead lying on the ground on Grande Vista Avenue and Eighth Street as a white four-door Honda was seen leaving. More at egpnews.com

Boyle Hotel gets award
The recently restored Boyle Hotel located on First Street and Boyle Avenue has won a Preservation Award by the L.A. Conservancy, the largest historic preservation group in the city. They will honor the Boyle Hotel project and others at its 32nd Annual Preservation Awards taking place on May 16. More at theeastsiderla.com

Happening this weekend:

LGBTQ Forum at Mariachi Plaza
Guest speakers, workshops and a community resource fair comprise the Boyle Heights LGBTQ Forum taking place tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at Mariachi Plaza. This free event will highlight positive support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer community in Boyle Heights. More details on Facebook.

Zapata March
The 19th Annual Emiliano Zapata March congregates this Sunday morning at 9 a.m. on the corner of Chicago and First Street in Boyle Heights. Attendees will head to Parque De Mexico at noon for a day of guest speakers, entertainment and live music by OhWhen and Xochisoneros. More details on Facebook.

‘Tamales de Puerco’ at Casa 0101 Theater
CASA 0101 Theater presents Tamales de Puerco (Pork Tamales), the story of an undocumented Mexican woman that sells tamales and must maneuver through three cultures after learning that her son is deaf. The play will be presented in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. For mature audiences. Visit casa0101.org for tickets and showtimes.

Film Screening at Mariachi Plaza
Since April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Mujeres De Maiz and members of the documentary Justice For My Sister invite you to its film screening this Sunday. Attend for a night of live poetry, workshops and a walk of solidarity at Mariachi Plaza from 1:30-9 p.m.

*Also at Mariachi Plaza, enjoy the Boyle Heights Farmers Market every Friday and Sunday from 3-9pm.

Lourdes Espinoza is a student Broadcast Journalism at Cal State University, Los Angeles. She works as a community associate for Boyle Heights Beat. Seeking and sharing local events has allowed her to sharpen...

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