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Día de Los Muertos in Los Angeles, an Event Guide

Posted October 26, 2012 by | 1 Comment | ]

Low-rider altar at the Dia de Los Muertos Festival in Uptown Whittier (Photo by Javier Cabral)To quote Lalo Alcaraz (creator of La Cucaracha), “Dia de Los Muertos is the new Christmas, it comes earlier every year.” The holiday honoring deceased loved ones has caught on in this Mexican’s home away from home known as Los Angeles. Here are a handful of events happening around town …

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From La Burbuja: Wendy Carrillo

Posted October 24, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]

Meet Wendy Carrillo. She was born in El Salvador. Wendy came to Los Angeles at the age of five during El Salvador’s civil war in the 80s. She lost her dad in the war, and went back in 1993 to learn about her father’s life, and death. Wendy says that today, her entire family has a voice – they are finally American citizens. Wendy was …

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East LA Market Makeover Smackdown: The Kids are All Right

Posted October 22, 2012 by | 2 Comments | ]

East Los Angeles is a food desert, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Little access to affordable and healthy diet options, coupled with hundreds of fast food chains are factors that exacerbated child obesity rates in East LA, nearly doubling digits in a decade (32.2% in 2012). More info: Obesity_2011Fs.
Earlier this year, the UCLA-USC Center for Population Health and 301 Moved Permanently Health Disparities …

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Inner-City Produce Trucks: The Unsung Heroes Against Food Deserts

Posted October 8, 2012 by | 4 Comments | ]

The latest mobile food truck trend in Los Angeles left one type of food truck behind: Produce Trucks. Located deep in inner-city blocks at the very edge of gentrification, they stand in nourishment solidarity against food deserts, and have been doing so way before it was cool to do.
Yet, if you don’t live in one of these neighborhoods, you’ve probably never seen one of them. …

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