Deanna Trujeque

Deanna Trujeque

My name is Deanna Trujeque and I am a high school senior at East LA Renaissance Academy. My plans after high school are to continue my education through college and work part time as well. Some things that catch my interest are listening to music and reading.
Maravilla Housing Projects

Maravilla Housing Projects

When people think of East Los Angeles the first things that pop into most people’s heads are gang violence, drugs dealers, crooks, and thieves. In a way this is what makes the Maravilla Projects such a well-known place because, yes, these things do occur, but crime is...

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Profile: Maria, the street vendor

Maria is one of the many street vendors in my community. I interviewed her as my local East L.A. celebrity. She was very apprehensive throughout the interview, quiet and vague when answering questions. This is understandable considering the authorities can be a hassle...

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My great escape

East L.A. is the community I was brought up in for the majority of my life. My family has never strayed too far from the borders of East L.A. As far as I know, three generations of my family have settled and made a living in this community. I never believed I had...