East Los Angeles, Food, Headline, Recipe, Stories »

Chef Aquiles Chávez: The Mex-Basics

Posted January 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,091 views]
DSC_0087

The somber cafeteria at White Memorial Hospital in Boyle Heights is perhaps the last place in Los Angeles you would expect to find Aquiles Chavez, the high profile, Mexican celebrity chef that has his own show on the Utilisima network (Mexico’s equivalent to the Food Network). But the Mexico City-born chef that sports dreadlocks and a handlebar mustache was called to duty in the battle against obesity and diabetes awareness in East Los Angeles.

East Los Angeles, Featured, Headline, La Burbuja »

From La Burbuja: Raul Campos

Posted January 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,016 views]
9. RaulCampos

KCRW DJ Raul Campos talks about his parents’ home in the Maravilla projects in East LA, and how many of his high school peers were phonetically challenged when it came to pronouncing his name.

Photo by Eric Pearse Chávez
Our sonic profile series was recorded inside La Burbuja – Sonic Trace’s mobile recording booth. They aired everyday on KCRW’s Morning thru the holiday season. KCRW’s Sonic Trace …

East Los Angeles, Featured, Food, Headline, Holidays, Recipe »

A Zacatecan-American Turkey Recipe

Posted November 20, 2012 by | 4 Comments | 9,354 views]

Maria Rosita Cabral and her proud turkeyContrary to popular belief, Thanksgiving is not always what you learned about in school. The imagery of overflowing cornucopias and indians eating in peace with pilgrims never existed in my Mexican American upbringing. The paper cut-out “pilgrim” hats that I made in Elementary school had no significance beyond the lesson that day. No, for my family, the only thing …

East Los Angeles, Stories »

East LA Market Makeover Smackdown: The Kids are All Right

Posted October 22, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 2,361 views]
8111659034_7b57d2245c

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 Health Disparities …

BROUGHT TO YOU BY