The areas of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, while distinct from each other have a long, storied past.
East Los Angeles College alumni have gone on to fill in the ranks of many jobs, careers and posts. While ELAC takes pride in serving as an institution that prepares leaders for local leadership, it would not be possible without the student’s willingness and dedication to their education.
East Los Angeles college alumna Luis J. Rodriguez came face to face with writers he inspired with his autobiographical book titled “Always Running.”
Gentrification has been a threat to communities of low income and people of color.
Marco Lopez is a philosophy major and was a founding member of a record label/cassette tape cooperative while attending community college.
Sonido del Valle is a cultural hub that is bringing vinyl records back to Boyle Heights. The record store is full of culture and makes it clear it is there to serve the community.
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.
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…
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….
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…