Posts Tagged as "Boyle Heights Beat"

As California pushes Sons and Brothers campaign, President Obama launches effort to support young men of color

Mar. 2, 2014 / By
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Following through with his promise to adopt a new project focused on young men of color during his State of the Union address last month, President Obama will launch a new initiative Thursday to support the lives of a population disproportionately affected by poverty and prison...

Boyle Heights residents express concerns over proposed mixed-use housing development

Feb. 18, 2014 / By
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Community members raise concerns over the proposed Lorena Plaza Mixed-Use Development project. Photo by Art Torres

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A small, but emotionally charged crowd came together at YouthBuild Boyle Heights Feb...

LGBT community gathers with friends, family for discussion in Boyle Heights

Feb. 3, 2014 / By
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More than 40 Boyle Heights residents gathered earlier this month to share some of their unique issues associated with belonging to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community in the Latino culture...

Ramona Gardens’ residents benefit from ‘fruteros’

Dec. 30, 2013 / By
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The old blue pick-up truck with the custom-made display case attached to its bed slowly makes its way up the street...

A facility for the mentally ill creates discord in Boyle Heights

Dec. 20, 2013 / By
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Percy Village aims to help residents gain basic skills so they can transition to independent living.

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Voices of Ramona Gardens: Catholic school educator says housing complex is “the heart of our parish”

Nov. 14, 2013 / By
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Sister mary Katherine serves as principal of Santa Teresita School in Ramona Gardens. Photo by Ivan Villanueva

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Local schools are not abundant in the area surounding the Ramona Gardens housing complex...

Reclaiming the alleys in Boyle Heights: A community effort converts blighted areas into play zones

Oct. 27, 2013 / By
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The laughter of four barefoot boys fills the air as they race desk chairs — not in a park, but rather in an improvised backyard, which happens to be an alley in Boyle Heights...

“Obamacare” brings hope of medical coverage to Boyle Heights

Sep. 22, 2013 / By
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José García and Teresa González recently applied for Medi-Cal at an Alta Med Clinic. Photo by Jonathan Olivares

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José García gripped an envelope in a plastic bag as he and his wife sat in a crowded waiting room at the AltaMed Health Clinic on Whittier Boulevard at Rowan Avenue in East Los Angeles...

Ramona Gardens Youth Join Boyle Heights History Tour

Sep. 7, 2013 / By
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After youth from Ramona Gardens visited the original location of the famed Canter’s restaurant on Cesar Chavez Ave., they stopped by the existing one on Fairfax Ave.

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