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  • Olvera Street mural 'America Tropical' may see the light of day

    Olvera Street mural 'America Tropical' may see the light of day
    ITHAS taken so long for the city to unveil the lost Olvera Street mural by Mexican master David Alfaro Siqueiros that the recovery itself is becoming historic. For 40 years, activists and art lovers have sought to reclaim Siqueiros' controversial "América...
  • Chicano art, beyond rebellion

    Chicano art, beyond rebellion
    VISITORS to the sprawling Chicano art show opening today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are greeted by a display of photos depicting a group of daring guerrilla street artists known as ASCO, Spanish for "nausea." The photographs are from the...
  • 'Lost' art tells of a love lost

    He was a celebrated painter and political agitator who put revolution before art. She was a twentysomething poet, dazzled by her charismatic suitor, David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the leading Mexican muralists who audaciously combined public art and...
  • Bus riders protest transit fare hikes

     
    Five members of the Bus Riders Union began fasting Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles to protest transit fare hikes that will go into effect on July 1 unless the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rescinds the increases. The protest, which...
  • Chicano Moratorium exhibit on view at L.A.'s Olvera Street

     
    An exhibit celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of a historic Mexican American rally against the Vietnam War is open to the public at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit includes photographs, documents, paintings and videos documenting...
  • Sanchez gets his street back

     
    In April, I wrote about the long-frustrated effort of one Los Angeles resident, 90-year-old Jack Sanchez, to have a street sign reinstalled downtown. Jack Sanchez is the great-great-nephew of the man Sanchez Street was named for: Vicente Sanchez, who...
  • Erik Morales fighting again Sept. 11

     
    Mexico's Erik Morales, the last man to defeat Manny Pacquiao, will continue his career comeback Sept. 11 in Mexico City against Scotland's Willie Limond. The popular Morales (49-6, 34 KOs) will appear at a news conference Monday in Los Angeles......
  • Suspect in Deadly Bentley Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

    Suspect in Deadly Bentley Shooting Pleads Not Guilty
    LOS ANGELES -- A man accused in the shooting death of a car salesman whose body was found in his silver 2005 Bentley pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Friday. Michael Angel Aleman, 34, of Los Angeles, is charged with one count each of...
  • Happy 228th Birthday Los Angeles!

    Happy 228th  Birthday Los Angeles!
    LOS ANGELES -- The city of Los Angeles turned 228 this week, and native sons, daughters and fans celebrated Saturday with a walk from the Mission San Gabriel to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument downtown. The 6 a.m. walk, organized by...
  • Christmas Celebrations Around the Southland

    LOS ANGELES - Universal Studios celebrates "Grinchmas" during the month of December with Whoville on the Back Lot, a special holiday show, real snow and family activities. They're even open on Christmas day. - DWP Light Festival in Griffith Park...