Comic professionals impart wisdom

November 5, 2018

The Los Angeles Comic Con along with the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory hosted the panel to talk about work ethic, stumbling blocks, and tools that people who want to work in entertainment need to know about.


Casa 0101 having financial troubles

February 14, 2018

By Joshua Inglada CASA 0101 may be closing down in the near future due to financial difficulties. The community theater in Boyle Heights, founded by playwright and East Los Angeles College alum Josefina Lopez, is facing issues paying the rent in order to keep the theater running. The theatre received three months of free rent by the landlord to keep the theater going while they manage the payments. According to…


Former ELAC student opens restaurant

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez opened Casa Fina Restaurant and Cantina in Boyle Heights on Friday. Free tacos, aguas frescas and cake were served from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The food was so delicious. Everyone was really nice and kind,” said Lizette Palominos, a resident of Boyle Heights.The restaurant will host stand-up comedy nights, open mic nights, bohemian nights, and karaoke nights….


Casa 0101 brings‘ Julius Caesar’ to East LA

By Julieanne Obregon Robert Beltran brings William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” to life at the Casa 0101Theater in Boyle Heights. “Julius Caesar” has forty-four roles that are played by 18 actors whom are mostly Latina/o. Caesar, played by Vance Valencia, is a highly respected man among the Roman citizens and when he returns victorious from war a plot for his death is put into play. The play begins when Flavius, played…

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‘Light in the Darkness’ showcases bright talent

September 12, 2013

  By Ricardo Pimenta Casa 0101, a creative safe haven for the youth of Boyle Heights, introduces a powerhouse of a play with “Light in the Darkness.” Written by Victor Tamayo, then adapted and directed by Ramon “Monxies” Flores, who with the help of Producer Emmanuel Deleage,  “Light in the Darkness” ventures deep into the life of a gangster in Boyle Heights “Light in the Darkness” offers audiences a window…


Las Cafeteras premiere video for ‘Luna Lovers’ at VPAM

August 7, 2013

  By Erik Luna A renaissance is happening in East Los Angeles and Las Cafeteras are happy to be a part of it. Last night the band, who has former East Los Angeles College students, premiered their new music video for their song “Luna Lovers,” from their album “It’s Time,” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Jaranero and singer Hector Flores said that it was important to display their work…


ELAC theatre scene shop manager helps niece cope with Neimanns-Pick Disease

May 27, 2013

  By Diego Olivares   Efrain Corona is having a hard time concentrating on work at East Los Angeles College, where he is the theatre scene shop manager. Corona, who has been at ELAC for two years, got some devastating news about his 15-year-old niece Julie. Julie had been diagnosed with Neimann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). According to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Inc., people with NPC cannot metabolize cholesterol…


Dia de los Muertos celebrated in Boyle Heights

    By Lourdes Espinoza   The 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos event held at Mariachi Plaza offered the hundreds of local community residents who attended an array of entertainment and activities on Sunday, Nov. 4. This all-day event was free and open to the public hosted by the Boyle Heights International Farmer’s Market. Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday that originated from both Spanish Catholicism which celebrated All…

November 7, 2012