| Jul 31, 2008
On Cinco de Mayo in 1945, thousands of people gathered to dedicate the Casa del Mexicano, a community center that served as a sentinel of Mexican culture in Los Angeles.
In the 1950s, after the center moved west to Boyle Heights, stars from as far away...
| Dec 5, 2007
| 9:37 AM
Thieves have disabled about 700 streetlights in Los Angeles, making off with 370,000 feet of valuable copper wiring over the last four months.
L.A. officials said it is a twist on copper thefts that have plagued new home sites and even some office...
| Jan 6, 2008
It was any zoo's worst nightmare.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, San Francisco Zoo Director Manuel Mollinedo received a call at home: Tigers are on the loose and somebody may have been hurt.
"At first I thought it was a practical or sick joke,"...
| Feb 15, 2008
Senovia Amigon arrived at the Boyle Heights street corner at 3 a.m. Valentine's Day to stake out her turf.
After eight years peddling romantic trinkets near the auto body shops and menudo stands at 4th and Soto streets, Amigon wasn't about to let...
| Nov 12, 2009
The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice.
"Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your booty- licious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go....
| Oct 31, 2009
When Armando Ybarra was a teenager in the early 1950s, he used to take an old hulking streetcar to school and work on the Eastside.
The fare was about 10 cents, and when the trolleys were too crowded, he would simply grab ahold of something and ride on...
| Dec 9, 2009
The old man with the Santa Claus beard pulled a black yarmulke from the trunk of his Cadillac and limped across the street.
Hundreds of people had gathered outside an old synagogue in Boyle Heights for a program that looked back at the days when the...
| Dec 5, 2009
| 2:38 PM
LOS ANGELES -- An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot someone in the chest in Boyle Heights early Saturday after being "jumped by multiple suspects," according to police.
The shooting happened outside Mariscos Puerto Escondido restaurant,...
| Jan 11, 2008
In the Depression-era Wyvernwood Garden Apartments in the heart of East Los Angeles, the electricity often goes off if you try to run a toaster and a coffeepot at the same time. No cable TV, no high-speed Internet, no air conditioning.
| Jun 28, 2010
| 9:35 PM
It might be hard to think past the knock-down, drag-out contest in November between gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman and Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. But in Los Angeles, candidates are starting to stake their claim to the March municipal election. City......
| Jun 28, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Late-night recreation programs will be added to eight more parks in Los Angeles next week as part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosaâs Summer Night Lights program, city officials said Monday. Appearing in Highland Park, Villaraigosa said he had secured...