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...

Firstdays

  Our streets are alive with traffic hums, tuba blares, microphoned priests and paleta bells the rapid drumming of tiny feet playing on cement open windows playing tiny bursts of work son... Read More...

Orange Tree, by T.M. Dylan

There’s an orange tree in my front yard I lived a life of warm and fuzzies To touch this life of cold and hard Migrating west to things I’ve never felt Watching blistered hands play the cards they were dealt Thin polluted air never tasted... Read More...

Teaching by the example

  For many Boyle Heights students, educational success is a challenge. Many are dealing with poverty, as well as a lack of role models in a community where only 5 percent of residents have degrees from... Read More...