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Lys M.

  • Over on the Eastside, and in many other Latino enclaves, summer has been synonymous with the ringing bells of those mobile vendors hawking paletas, fruity iced wonders in many vibrant colors and flavors. While the Westsiders rage with their yogurt wars, it seems that the LA Times has finally discovered these icy treats that us in the barrios have been enjoying for decades. Paletas come in many different flavors, from coconut and strawberry for...
  • There is arguably no other neighborhood that encapsulates LA's history, its tectonic demographic changes, its reinvention, its promise and potential as does Boyle Heights. Juan Devis wants to document its continued change through "Departures," a Web digital mural that takes advantage of the neighborhood's subtle beauty to take visitors on an online tour of the people and places in this community. With the upcoming Gold Line extension and the changes occurring in many of...
  • El Vez, a Mexican Elvis impersonator famous in his own right for his adding a Latin and political flavor to the King's undying legend, is playing a free concert in downtown LA tonight at the California Plaza as part of the Grand Performances summer series. El Vez doesn't impersonate Elvis as much as redefines him, adding a Mexican twist to all we know about the King. Elvis classics become social commentaries on immigrant rights...

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