Volunteers are sought this Saturday to help clean an alley between First and Second streets that is heavily used by parents walking their children to and from nearby schools but has become unsafe and unclean over the years, because of constant dumping and graffiti.

The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council and nonprofit organization From Lot to Spot are organizing the beautification event targeting the Via Verde walkway, which runs parallel to the Golden State Freeway between First and Second. Volunteers will plant new vegetation, paint, and educate the public on how to keep the space clean.

Saturday’s event will take place at the Via Verde walkway, with volunteers gathering near the entrance at 1946 East 1st Street at 10:00 a.m. Food and refreshments will be provided and there will be gift giveaways. Those interested are asked to wear confortable clothes and shoes and register here. Volunteers can also register by emailing Outreach@BHNC.net.

From Lot to Spot will also host a Nov, 18 clean up event on Cummings Street between First and Fourth. You can also register for that here.

Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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