Desiree Avila

Desiree Avila

Desiree Avila I go to Renaissance ELARA. My Grad plan is to go to college to become a nurse. My hobbies/interest are I like to play sports or just to be out and about.
Belvedere Middle School

Belvedere Middle School

Belvedere Middle School is a landmark because it has been on 312 North Record Avenue in East Los Angeles for a very long time. My step grandparents went there, and it might have been there before them. It has a lot of meaning. Many kids meet their best friends there,...

The promised land

The promised land

I have lived in East L.A. my whole life. What brought me to this city would be my parents, since where I live now is on the same block where they grew up. I live in the house behind the one my...

Profile: Maria, the street vendor

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...