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Fifty-two years go – 1965 – big hair and girl groups were what all the cool kids dug in East Los Angeles.

Sisters Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu believed they could be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters.

Mark Guerrero, son of Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero, tells the story: [Mas…]


Fifty-one years go – 1965 – big hair and girl groups were what all the cool kids dug in East Los Angeles.

Sisters Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu believed they could be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters.

Mark Guerrero, son of Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero, tells the story: [Mas…]

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nativityholyfamilyTired of the same old same old Nativity with the holy homeless Jewish family and the animals in a manger and Los Tres Reyes Magos? So 2000 years ago, am I right?

What you need is the new Hipster Nativity Set, an actual product, available from ModerNativity.com for $129 plus taxes and shipping. [Mas…]

margelupeMargelupe is an original painting by Montebello, CA, artist Ariel Torres. This 16″ by 20″ acrylic on canvas mashup is not for sale yet, but will be soon. Torres still needs to shoot that one perfect photo of the painting so he can make reproductions, he told POCHO via email. After that, fine art prints AND the original canvas could be yours. Stay tooned!

holyjokersArtist Ana Smile has people all offended in Brazil, but she thinks they need to just chill.

Dangerous Minds reports: [Mas…]

Face of Jesus appears on flour tortilla in San Antonio (photo, video)

by ZORRO MULDER January 7, 2016 Cartoons
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Jesus Cristo has appeared on a tortilla in San Antonio, Texas. His burnt, crusty face showed up (photo) on a homemade flour tortilla just after his mom, La Virgen de Guadalupe, appeared on another flour tortilla in nearby Mexifornia. News4SanAntonio reports:

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50 Years Ago in East Los: ‘Happy New Year Baby’ from The Sisters

by Soy Capitan December 28, 2015 Cultura
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Fifty years go – 1965 – big hair and girl groups were what all the cool kids dug in East Los Angeles. Sisters Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu believed they could be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters. Mark Guerrero, son of Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero, […]

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Noche Buena

by Lalo Alcaraz December 24, 2015 Cartoons
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Watch: The Sisters wish you a ‘Happy New Year, Baby’ (Firme Oldie)

by Soy Capitan December 30, 2014 Cultura
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It’s 1965 and big hair and girl groups are all the rage. In East LA, sisters Rosella, Ersi and Mary Arvizu, who had been singing and playing music together all their lives, thought they had the right stuff to be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They call themselves The Sisters.

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Blessed are the farm workers… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 18, 2014 Cartoons
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In Mexico City, clowns go on parade for Our Lady of Guadalupe (video)

by Barney Asada December 18, 2014 Cultura
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Hundreds of devotees of La Virgen de Guadalupe formed a clown procession in Mexico City Tuesday, with a carnival promenade to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. PREVIOUSLY ON LA VIRGEN:

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New Year means new veladoras with Saint Miley of Twerk (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO December 31, 2013 Cartoons
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On New Year, don’t curse the darkness, homies. Instead, light up a candle with the images of Saint Christopher Walken and/or Saint Miley Cyrus of Twerk. The Saint Nicholas Cage matched pair is perfect for the Christmas season we think:

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‘Happy New Year Baby’ from The Sisters (East Los 1965)

by Comic Saenz December 30, 2013 Cultura
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It’s 1965 and big hair and girl groups are all the rage. In East LA, sisters Rosella, Ersi and Mary Arvizu, who had been singing and playing music together all their lives, thought they had the right stuff to be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They call themselves The Sisters.

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Epistle to the Internets: ‘Jesus Had A Jewish Mother’ (toon)

by Cartoonistas December 27, 2013 Cartoons
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“Mom, how many Jews does it take to change a lightbulb?” “Don’t worry about me, Sammy, I’ll just sit here in the dark.” [RIMSHOT.] Was it any different for Jesus of Nazareth and his Jewish mother Mary? Cartoonista Idan Schneider answers the kvetching question as the toon continues here: Jesus Had A Jewish Mom. PREVIOUSLY […]

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Dear Virgin Mary: What should I wear for Halloween? (photos)

by B. V. MARY October 23, 2013 Cultura
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Dear Blessed Virgin Mary: What should I do for Halloween? Do you have any costume suggestions? I am out of ideas. Unhappy Hyna in South Carolina Dear Hyna: South Carolina? Oh, Dios Mio, you have to get out of there pronto! But until you do, I think I can help you with some Halloween costume […]

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Cholafied Virgen: The barbed wire is a nice touch (photo)

by Sara Inés Calderón July 25, 2013 Cultura
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Virgen de #Guadalupe #mural #streetart in #Highland Park. I think the barbed wire is an especially nice touch. #Latinas #latism

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La Virgen de Guadalupe: ‘I’m too sexy for your cover!’ (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO July 3, 2013 Cartoons
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La Virgen de Guadalupe’s new Summer 2013 look — as seen on a recent cover of the Santa Fe Reporter — has gotten some people upset. Fox Latino reports: “If your intent was to in effect slap Catholics across the face, by putting forth this public depiction of Our Lady as a party girl, during […]

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Breaking: Silicio Barrio startup demos 3D tortilla printer

by EDUARDO BURRO May 16, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Previously-secret startup MasaTek.com today unveiled a hardware/software combo that uses 3D printing to print corn or flour tortillas with the religious or brand image of your choice. “The waiting is over!” Carlos Molinero, president of the Silicio Barrio company, told reporters here. “You need Jesus? He’s just a click away. […]

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Ring In the Oldies: ‘Happy New Year Baby,’ ‘Sabor A Mi’ (music videos)

by QUESO QUESEM December 31, 2012 Cultura
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It’s 1965 and big hair and girl groups are all the rage. In East L.A., sisters Rosella, Ersi and Mary Arvizu, who had been singing and playing music together all their lives, thought they had the right stuff to be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters.

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Ñewsweek: The Chicano handshake, RATM, Bimbo ♥ Twinkie?

by Comic Saenz December 2, 2012 El Now
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Make friends and influence people with a Chicano handshake? That’s right, pochas y pochos, you too can reinforce your raza credibility with a puro handshake, as Subcommandanta del News Sara Inés Calderón demonstrates in her viral video. She illustrates the proper form for handshakes in Califas and Tejas plus throws in a variation that answers the […]

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No news is good news? Caption this image, win a prize or something

by EL SKEPTICO November 28, 2012 Cartoons
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Caption this image and win POCHO stickers or something else cool we haven’t decided yet. Also, don’t be hating on us for the image — it’s courtesy St. Matthew’s in Auckland, NZ. What’s going on here? Caption this image in the comments, below.

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If every picture tells a story–does this one? Caption contest! *UPDATED

by HABLO PICASSO September 10, 2012 Cartoons
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*We have a winner! Scroll down for all the entries and the best caption. Caption this image to win something cool from us and perhaps the esteem of pochos everywhere! Contest begins now and ends at midnight PDT tonight. POCHO decisions final. Bribes accepted but no guarantees, OK? Deal? Deal. Write your caption below to […]

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‘Happy New Year Baby’ from The Sisters (East LA 1965)

by Comic Saenz December 31, 2011 Cultura
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It’s 1965 and big hair and girl groups are all the rage. In East LA, sisters Rosella, Ersi and Mary Arvizu, who had been singing and playing music together all their lives, thought they had the right stuff to be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They call themselves The Sisters.

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