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DATELINE GLENOAKS PARK, GLENDALE, CA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018:

Gracie Pinzón de Hernández writes on Facebook:

I thought I would share this with you guys… this woman almost got away with robbing us from the joy of celebrating 4 years of life for our little one. We planned and saved to give him the kind of party we never had. My husband and I thought we would never be parents so birthdays are a big deal. I almost didn’t post this but decided that I needed to. [Mas…]


The late musical genius Warren Zevon was in Ensendada, no maybe he was in Echo Park. And maybe he OD’d on heroin, or not. He did hear “mariachi static on his radio,” however. The live video is from 1977.

Mira los lyrics: [Mas…]


Multi-ethnic sanctuary city Los Angeles is full of ethnic neighborhoods — Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Tehrangeles, and more. In this episode of his CNN series, Anthony Bourdain stops by the nighttime food market in L.A.’s Westlake District – Little Guatemala.


I am the fifth generation of my family in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles. This is my story. [Mas…]


Yesika Salgado dissects “What I Know,” a poem from her book about family, love and loss, and the city she calls home. [Audio from our friends at NPR’s Latino USA.] [Mas…]


Alex Gorosh took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give strangers a close-up peep of the moon.

COCO’s Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) sings ‘Remember Me’ to L.A. City Council (video)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 28, 2018 Cultura
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Voice of COCO’s Miguel, Anthony Gonzalez, backed by Mariachi Divas, performed Remember Me for a packed audience in the chambers of the L.A. City Council on Coco Day, Tuesday.

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Feliz Frijol Friday: Help is on the way! (#FFF toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ December 8, 2017 Cartoons
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Before the Doyers: ‘Once Upon A Time in Chavez Ravine’ (videos, photo)

by Comic Saenz October 25, 2017 Cultura
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Although we root root root for the home team, we can never forget the gente who were forced out of their homes in Chavez Ravine to make way for Dodger Stadium. Last night Chavez Ravine looked like this …

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La Cucaracha: Why did the hipster flip the elotero’s cart? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 8, 2017 Cartoons
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Captain Elotes: Representation and the Barrio Heroes

by JUNCO CANCHÉ July 29, 2017 Cartoons
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I just was a panelist at San Diego Comic Con, where Chicano artists like me discussed our role in art and comics. We talked about the importance of Chicana and Chicano characters in media, and how it represents us as a community. Representation is a key aspect in our work, and after watching the video […]

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Craigslist: Los Angeles: Missed Connections: W4M: Looking for ORTIZ

by Especial Correspondents July 3, 2017 Cultura
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Hey, Ortiz! This ruca is looking for you: I shouldn’t even be thinking of you let alone dreaming of you. But i did the dream was so vivid i woke up in shock. I know you busy rocking the senior citizen center and seaworld. i just thought it be a boost to your ego.So i […]

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TV chef Chris Oh doesn’t like NYC tacos except for chapulines (video)

by Barney Asada June 27, 2017 Cultura
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Bravo celeb chef Chris Oh brings his L.A. taco-loving Asian chef tastebuds to a table of (anonymous) New York tacos looking for that Los Angeles sabor. Those chapulines (grasshoppers), though!

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Chingones and Chingonas: You’ve got to see ‘Wonder Woman’

by DOLORES QUINTANA June 5, 2017 Cultura
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Chingones and Chingonas, here’s a movie you’ve got to see. Mujer Maravilla! FOR REAL. Follow me on this. The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, if you know your Pocho Historia, is a Latina. In fact she’s a lot like another rarely acknowledged Latina goddess of the screen, Rita Hayworth aka Margarita Cansino. You like comic […]

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Nancy Sanchez y Marisa Ronstadt: Love as big as the ‘Ocean’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan June 2, 2017 Audio
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Los Angeles singer-songwriter Nancy Sanchez’ new album release American Novio includes this perky love song, Ocean, which features sweet harmonies from (Linda’s cousin) Marisa Ronstadt. Check it out.

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Hey, Trump! Not in my backyard! (NPR audio)

by Especial Correspondents May 30, 2017 Audio
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Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s LatinoUSA talks with Los Angeles Alcalde Eric Garcetti. The mayor’s message for President Trump? YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME! From NPR, this background:

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I have been awaiting Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” all my life

by DOLORES QUINTANA May 8, 2017 Cultura
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I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life. Really. The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans. Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it: The show asked people like me what it’s like to be who we are and I never thought anyone […]

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Mexican Dubwiser wants you to ‘Lecture Me’, babe (video)

by Soy Capitan February 27, 2017 Cultura
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Shot in Los Angeles and Mexico City, Mexican Dubwiser‘s latest “Post Futuristic Rebajada Cumbia Soul Experiment” is this chingon video with Spanglish rhymes with a mad house vibe. We like it. PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN DUBWISER:

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Los Angeles City Council legalizes street vendors (toon)

by Gabriel Tellez Jr. February 7, 2017 Cartoons
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‘Highland Park’: Binge-watch all the episodes right here! (NSFW videos)

by Comic Saenz December 29, 2016 Cultura
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Have you been watching Highland Park on the YouTube? We’ve got all the episodes right here for your binge-watching convenience. You can start with this trailer (above), or dive right in (below). [NSFW. Adult situations, language.] In Episode 1, Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, […]

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Chicano Batman: ‘Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)’ [video]

by Soy Capitan December 12, 2016 Cultura
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Los Angeles band Chicano Batman team up with New York’s Mariachi Flor de Toloache in Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm) the debut single from forthcoming album Freedom is Free. Does every friendship, they ask, end in betrayal?

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Can Juanita and Diego survive the gentrification of ‘Highland Park’?

by Moctezuma Cortés November 10, 2016 Cultura
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Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, Aztec mother goddess, had a cousin named Concepción? [Video by Lone Stars Entertainment.]

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Election Day? LET’S DO THIS! ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (Videos X 3)

by Soy Capitan November 8, 2016 Cultura
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You can’t run to try to hide away Here it comes, here comes Election Day Where you are, never really far away Good morning, Aztlan! Mira los lyrics:

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He made a new GIF about L.A. every day for a month (video)

by HABLO PICASSO September 19, 2016 Cartoons
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Artist James Curran explains the method behind his madness in creating LAGifAThon: In July I spent a month in Los Angeles where I animated a new GIF every day for 30 days inspired by something that happened during my stay. See all the looping GIFs on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram with #LAGifathon or follow me […]

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