Boyle Heights grads make the grade

Valedictorian Gerardo Lerena with family members after Theodore Roosevelt High School’s graduation ceremony. Gerardo Lerena had a decision to make that would be the envy of most high school seniors: Yale... Read More...

L.A. Taco Festival draws thousands

Photos by Erik Sarni   The mood was festive and the tacos were flying at the 2012 L.A. Taco Festival last Saturday at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. The event, which according to organizers, drew ... Read More...

Peace Angel will watch over Boyle Heights

A model of Lin Evola’s “peace angel” sculpture, which will be placed at 4th and Gless streets in September. / Photo by Jonathan Olivares In November 1992, artist Lin Evola had a vision while standing at the intersection of 4th and Gless s... Read More...

Balancing past and present on the 6th Street Bridge

Digital rendering from the Environmental Impact Report of the 6th Street Bridge. / Photo from Los Angeles City Bureau of Engineering. Originally published in LA Streetsblog At the announcement of the Design Aesthetic Advisory Committee for the 6th Stree... Read More...