A New Voice for Boyle Heights

  Today, we are delighted to share the first edition of Boyle Heights Beat, a bilingual newspaper dedicated to news that matters to the people of Boyle Heights. The “beat” of Boyle Heights ... Read More...

Deep scars of domestic violence

Boyle Heights Beat interviewed a mother and son who experienced domestic violence, Galya Gonzales and Angel Toscano. In these stories, each shares a unique perspective on the impact on their lives. Top middle, Galya Yelena Gonzales. Little boy below Galya,... 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...

Hard times in Boyle Heights

Families left without homes. Businesses left without resources to stay open. Parents left without jobs. These are some of the consequences in Boyle Heights of the weak economy. In recent years, it has been apparent that many Boyle Heights residents have... 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 yesteryear Their furniture still out on the stre... 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...