A Fire of Optimism: Jose Lopez is Remembered

I would see him everyday when I came home from school walking down the street with his girlfriend or his friends. We shared friends, but I never knew Jose Lopez. Then, last month, the 19-year-old who lived in Boyle Heights died after a three-year battle wi... Read More...

First Stop on Father Boyle’s Gold Line Book Tour

Father Greg Boyle, director and founder of Homeboy Industries, is once again on the bookstore circuit, promoting and signing his 2009 book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” It is a series of stories built around his 20 ... Read More...

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...