Art & Culture

East of the Los Angeles River

  East of the Los Angeles River is all I ever knew of Eden. Where maize mingles in mariachi dreams. Aztlan murals stain the eyes of the working class. where immigrant footprints proud and exhau... Read More...

A Sad Song for Mariachis

Even on a dark, cold and rainy day, the mariachis gather on sidewalks and in the middle of the streets along Mariachi Plaza to attract passersby and drivers. Many of the mariachis are dressed in their charr... Read More...

Xikano Samurai

  As I walk through the streets of Boyle heights Amaterasu, the sun goddess wetting my back Passing nopales, raspados and guayava trees Following the paths set before me by the vatos locos of y... Read More...

3rd Street

Blonde brunette, Eating flaming hot cheetos. Eastside Stroller baby on the sidewalk, Neck, Rosary, with Raul R.I.P.  ... Read More...

Piedras

Si encuentras piedras Retíralas”¦ Si hay obstáculos Derríbalos”¦ Si estas cansado Detente y descansa”¦  ¡Pero nunca te rindas!  ... Read More...

Mi Escuela

Mi escuela es la mejor Boyle Heights tiene el honor De tenerla en su región Para ofrecer buena educación Di buscas una solución Para poder triunfar Busca Boyle Heights Y soluci... Read More...

Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights es azul como el cielo Es más que un rojo atardecer Sus calles nos brindan consuelo A los que moramos aquí. Caminos, plazas, y murales Recuerdos de nuestro país Grandes... Read More...

A Flourishing Farmers Market

  As you walk on First Street towards Mariachi Plaza, you hear a heavy bass accompanied by a soothing electronic trance. Before you know it, a soulful, spirited jazz is mixed in with a fast-moving cumbi... Read More...

Classic Shrimp Taco Recipe

Makes 5 Tacos INGREDIENTS 20 deveined/deshelled jumbo shrimp 2 tbsp. of all-purpose secret rub (refer to recipe) Pinch of kosher salt Pinch of pepper 1 tbsp. of olive oil 1 bunch of watercress (des... Read More...