Archive for El Random Hero

Self Help Graphics and Art will be hosting their free Día de los Muertos Community Art Workshops again, starting this weekend. The workshops will be held every Saturday in October from noon to 3 pm. All materials and teachers are provided by Self Help Graphics, participants are encouraged to be on time and wear clothes that they won’t…»

This Friday, Espacio 1839 will be opening their doors for the first time to the Boyle Heights community. Described as, “The Voltron of retail and community radio, Espacio 1839 is a collective collaboration between Marco Amador (radiosombra.org,) Elisa Sol Garcia (Imix Books), Nico Avina (Teocintli), & Gomez Comes Alive (Discos Inmigrantes).” The space will also…»

For three months, Nancy Meza and I, along with one other young lady, filmed our everyday lives for a film project titled ‘Limbo.’ Partnering up with director Eliot Rausch and producer Mark Schwartz, we wanted to share and lay bare our reality of being undocumented in the United States. Both Nancy and I shared our stories…»

As I was making my way east on First Street about a few weeks ago, I knew that Hugo Martinez Tecoatl was at work. The use of bright and energetic colors, his distinguishing use of silhouettes and the familiar faces of Zapata confirmed that Hugo was working on something. Most folks will know Hugo as…»

Boyle Heights artivist Nico of Los Poets del Norte and Merkado Negro, designed a special “Z is for Zapata” cut out mask for this Sunday’s Marcha por Zapata. The annual march will start from Ross Valencia Park, on 1st and Chicago, at 9 am. Folks will then march out at 10 am to El Parque de Mexico,…»

In a double whammy of sorts, both Guisados and Mariscos Jalisco have been crowned as the official 2012 Taco Madness winners. LATaco.com counted almost 1,500 votes in this contest of gluttony and delicious tacos. But truth be told, the real winner is Boyle Heights because both restaurants are based here. And in honor of this tasty…»

With all the attention the Wolfpack Hustle L.A. Marathon Crash Race is getting, it’s easy to overlook the fact that they won’t be the only ones crashing the marathon this weekend. For the last couple of years, I’ve been crashing the marathon route with friends and fellow bike enthusiasts in the wee hours of the…»

It may come from different voices; in various volumes and intonations. But to most of us, it’s a familiar sound.          Photo by Armando Velez

Yesterday’s AirTalk segment on KPCC featured a discussion that’s inherently passionate, the Eastside vs the Westside. For a second there, I thought they were discussing the musical “Westside Story.” Pero no, seems folks still can’t distinguish between what parts of town are considered Westside, which are Eastside and the vigorous meanings they carry in this city. Folks,…»

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