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Fifty-three 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…]


A musical shoutout (and Hebrew/Spanish pun) to all our friends at Temple Beth Pocho who, at sundown Sunday, are celebrating Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5779 years since the creation of the world. Happy New Year y Le Shanah Tovah tambien.

What is that date on the Mayan Calendar?

(Tekiah? One of the traditional four ritual blasts on the ram’s horn, or shofar, on the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Think of TEKIAH as an Old Testament GRITO and you’ll be on the right track.)

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PREVIOUSLY ON PROPHECIES OF DOOM: [Mas…]

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

by Soy Capitan December 29, 2016 Cultura
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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, […]

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The Rebel Alliance bids a final farewell to 2016 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 28, 2016 Cartoons
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These are our Pocho Ocho Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

by Especial Correspondents December 30, 2015 Cultura
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We asked the POCHO posse – Los Pochodores – to share their New Year’s Resolutions for 2015. After the responses came in, we picked the best answers, and then carefully removed all the information that could personally identify the authors because El Cucuy. And so we present Los Pochodores’ Pocho Ocho Top New Year Revolutions: […]

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Elmo’s Mexican Primo Pepe Wishes You A Happy New Year (video)

by NOOKIE MONSTER December 30, 2015 Cultura
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Hitting a piñata until the goodies fall out is hard work, but somebody’s got to do it, explains Elmo’s Mexican cousin Pepe. Los Muppets de Sesame Street wish you a Happy New Year!

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Out With the Old, In With the Trump? (toon)

by DAM MCCLINTOCK December 29, 2015 Cartoons
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[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

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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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Happy New Year from Elmo’s Mexican cousin Pepe (video)

by PENN YADA December 31, 2014 Cultura
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Hitting a piñata until the goodies fall out is hard work, but somebody’s got to do it. Los Sesame Street Muppets wish you a Happy New Year!

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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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Darth Vader’s Chinese New Year: May the horse be with you (video)

by OBI JUAN February 3, 2014 Cultura
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“Are you the chinos I was looking for?” asks Darth Vader. “May the horse be with you!”

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New Year Ñews: Local man says Obama stole his American Dream

by Comic Saenz January 1, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EL PASO) Jason Morales finally figured out why his “get up and go” got up and went, he told friends at Hoopy Frood’s on New Year’s Eve, and all clues point to President Barack Obama. “President Afrika Hussein Bambata is the worst president in this country’s history,” he announced to the teeming […]

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