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Symbolic ‘puntos’ in East L.A.

Symbolic ‘puntos’ in East L.A.

As the years progressed in East Los Angeles, changes has been occurring since its founding days. This specific place has been around since 1967. It goes by the name of Los 5 Puntos, which in English translation is “the five points”; the name behind it has been at...

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...

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....

Jim’s Burgers

Jim’s Burgers

Jim’s Burgers is located on Olympic and Indiana. It’s famous for having the best hamburgers in East Los Angeles. I’ve know this place since I first moved here nine years ago. I also know the place really well because my family and I would go there every Sunday when...

Los Cinco Puntos Restaurant

Los Cinco Puntos Restaurant

It was 1967 when Los Cinco Puntos was established. It was built on 3300 East Cesar E. Chavez, a street at the borderline of East L.A. and Boyle Heights. It is still a well-known Mexican restaurant that could only be found here in East L.A. It not only brings together...

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Serbian Cemetery

The cemetery is a place that almost everybody notices. This cemetery is divided into two parts. I walked past that cemetery every day when I used to walk to school. I saw the grass being cut and smelt the scent of cut grass in the morning. It was just so great. The...

Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church

Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church

The special thing about Saint Alphonsus Church is that it’s the only one in East L.A. It is located on Atlantic and Hinge, bordering East L.A. and the City of Commerce. One important street in our community is called “Atlantic Avenue.” It is really big and nice in the...

Our Lady of Solitude

Our Lady of Solitude

Having a town to call home, a place that you know inside and out, is very special. There are places where you have amazing memories that you’ll never forget. You will always cherish being with friends, families or even by yourself. East Los Angeles is a community with...