‘Light in the Darkness’ showcases bright talent

  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…

September 12, 2013

Las Cafeteras premiere video for ‘Luna Lovers’ at VPAM

  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…

August 7, 2013

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

  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…

May 27, 2013

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

Libros Schmibros bookstore opens in Boyle Heights

  By Lourdes Espinoza Exit Mariachi Plaza off the Gold Line and enter Libros Schmibros, a Boyle Heights-based, lending library/bookstore founded by former director of literature of the National Endowment of the Arts David Kipen. Walk through the mariachis into this quaint location as it offers an extensive collection of books ranging from art, history, children’s books, biographies and its own Shakespeare section. This new location has been a popular…

October 4, 2012

Al & Bea’s attracts with taste and price

 By Franz Galvez If you’re looking for an affordable fast meal in Boyle Heights,  then Al & Bea’s Mexican Restaurant is the place to go. This small individually own restaurant is owned and operated by Albert and Beatrice Carreon. The restaurant was established on November 15, 1966 and it has been a local resident favorite since it first opened its doors for the public. “I have been coming here for years, since…

May 9, 2012