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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...

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,...

Belvedere Park

Belvedere Park

Throughout the United States there are numerous parks that grab a tourist’s attention. There are also parks that create memories for many people. A park that fits into both these categories is Belvedere Park, first known as Soledad Park. It was completed in 1942 and...

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...

Profile: Oriol, owner of Oriol’s Bike Shop

Profile: Oriol, owner of Oriol’s Bike Shop

When we were giving the task of picking an East L.A. Celebrity we knew right from the get go our man was going to be Oriol. There was no better, compassionate person in our eyes to better represent the culture, and community of East L.A. than he. Oriol is a dreamer...

Maravilla Housing Projects

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...