| Apr 12, 2009
Some glimpses of the conductor from his friends and colleagues who were asked to share a key memory. The reminiscences were mostly written, at the invitation of The Times. Several were shared in interviews with music critic Mark Swed and staff writer Mike...
| Aug 29, 2009
Gloria Molina's life has been one of contradictions: the famous feminist politician from East L.A., the career policymaker/politician who still feels like an outsider. She can claim many "firsts," a lot of admirers and a lot of political foes. The first...
| Apr 28, 2009
Even in this season of economic crisis, it's hard not to be optimistic about California's future. Ours is a state bursting with energy and promise, a place populated by innovators and inventors, hardworking families and young dreamers, global...
| Apr 14, 2008
Business was brisk one recent night as the smell of sizzling carne asada floated from an East Los Angeles taco truck. A row of customers sat on folding chairs, tacos and quesadillas in hand.
Two blocks down Cesar Chavez Avenue, Jesus Huerta's La Tia...
| Feb 8, 2009
An Eastside street corner was alive with mariachis, folklórico dancers and a pumped-up Antonio Villaraigosa on Saturday afternoon as the Los Angeles mayor kicked off his reelection campaign -- and skipped an invitation to face off with a group of his...
| May 16, 2008
The padlock swinging from the gate suggested that there was once something special in this place, something to keep, something to guard. But whatever magic there might have been was long gone by the time Frankie Firme arrived this week, stepping through a...
| Dec 27, 2007
| 2:30 PM
The Gold Line extension into East Los Angeles promises to carry development and prosperity into an area long troubled by poverty and blight.
But some business owners along the neighborhood's busy 3rd Street, where a large section of the six-mile, above-...
| Jul 7, 2008
There's a green sheen settling over colleges and universities.
This spring, East Los Angeles College unveiled 5,952 solar panels that generate nearly half of the college's energy.
At Santa Clara University, one building has carpet tiles made of yarn and...
| Apr 6, 2009
In a Holy Week ritual hearking back to medieval Spain, teenagers from seven East Los Angeles parishes donned costumes Sunday to reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Several dozen youths, garbed in the vivid red cloaks and brass helmets of Roman...
| Jun 6, 2010
To the post office, it's just Compton. To the U.S. Census Bureau, it's no place at all, an orphaned pocket of houses too small even to have a name.
But to the three women chatting outside their homes on neatly trimmed Zamora Avenue, their...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 8:10 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The new Metro Gold Line extension from downtown Los Angeles to the Eastside opened Monday morning for regular service.
Some 50,000 people took advantage of the offer of free rides along the route Sunday.
And on Saturday, a host of area...