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Different opportunities

I was born and raised in Boyle Heights. I’ve lived there all my life. Even though I don’t live in East L.A., that community is still important to me because of the schools I have attended there. When I entered my first year of high school, I went to Roosevelt High...

Ramirez Meat Market

Ramirez Meat Market

East L.A. is not only an amazing city that is rich in culture, but also one that has many landmarks and celebrities many people don’t acknowledge. People who don’t live in East L.A. assume that there’s nothing special about it. I’ve never lived in East L.A., but I’ve...

The Latino Walk Of Fame

The Latino Walk Of Fame

It was a sunny day. The temperature was pleasant to go out and spend time outside. I decided to go to Whittier Boulevard because I heard about the Latino Walk of Fame. Many people from the Eastside know it. I was curious how it looked. It was my first time walking...

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The Tamale Lady

East L.A. has a lot of strong-hearted people, some who are considered celebrities are the people who are inspirations or role models for success. An example of such a person is Mrs. Vasquez, who sells tamales with her husband. With that position you may not think she...

City Terrace Park

City Terrace Park

Some people believe there is nothing special or worthwhile in East Los Angeles. I think those people have been looking in the wrong places because they completely overlooked City Terrace Park. City Terrace Park is a large park located in the center of City Terrace, a...

Aurora Gonzales, Pasteleria Luceros

Aurora Gonzales, Pasteleria Luceros

If you heard the word celebrity what comes to mind? Is it some huge movie star that has millions of dollars, or some sports athlete that plays in a famous sports team? What about some sweet lady in charge of a family owned bakery? Well in East Los Angeles celebrities...

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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...

Esteban E. Torres High School

Esteban E. Torres High School

Esteban E. Torres High School is located in East Los Angeles. It was built a little over five years ago, and is one of the newest high schools in the area. Stepping onto the campus in the morning, you can immediately see crowds of teenagers walking to their classes....

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,...