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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...

Griffith Middle School

Griffith Middle School

Griffith Middle School is one of the middle schools located in East L.A. It’s sort of a big school, with of course, many students that attend it. It’s located by Mednik Avenue and 3rd Street, but its entrance is in front of 4th Street. There are many houses, where...

Garfield High School

Garfield High School

Garfield High School is intriguing because it has a lot of potential. This school matters. It is very well-known in East Los Angeles. When I pass by Garfield I always see a lot of students. There are a lot of houses around the area, which is a good thing because a lot...

Griffith Middle School

East Los Angeles Library

I was born on May 1, 1923. I am the East Los Angeles Library. I have moved four times, and I am now located on 3rd and Civic Center Way. The inside of my building is really nice and beautiful. People of all ages come to me to get information and help. My employees...

Griffith Middle School

Los Cinco Puntos Memorial

As I sat on the grass of Los Cinco Puntos Memorial, located at 3300 East Cesar Chavez, I realized how isolated the memorial was from the stores. I slowly spun around and wondered if I was the only one intrigued by the statue. Drivers and pedestrians glanced in my...

Quick Read: Alex’s Burgers

Quick Read: Alex’s Burgers

Alex’s Burgers is on Olympic and Fetterly. It is by a Catholic Church called San Francisco and a mechanic. Once you get there, all you smell are burgers, chicken and fries. When you walk in it’s refreshing because they have the air conditioning on all day. Later at...

The First Street Store

The First Street Store

The First Street Store opened in 1924. I consider it a vintage store that had good deals, which is what got people’s attention, especially lower-class people. This store was like a Target or Walmart, but a smaller version with a lot of different departments for...

Oriol’s Bike Shop

Oriol’s Bike Shop

Oriol Bike Shop is a bike shop located at 4236 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue in the East Los Angeles area. The bike shop is a family owned business and has served this community’s biking needs for many years. Oriol, the owner, is a hardworking man who greatly values...

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...